3 Ways Technology Has Allowed For Big Changes to Libraries


Modern libraries look far different from how they did even just a decade ago, thanks in large part to technology.

By taking advantage of new technology, libraries are capable of more than what you may be aware of. Many of us certainly take our local library for granted, but the fact is, they’re a valuable resource for many communities. Whether that means improved approaches to security or a broader selection of services available, it’s undeniable that the typical library looks much different from how it did just a decade ago. Below, we break down three ways that technology has influenced the design of modern day libraries, ultimately benefitting anyone who chooses to go to one. 

1. Controlling Access

Security is, as it is in many buildings that are open to the public, a concern for anyone using a library. Simple access control systems can help determine who can enter what areas, which helps develop a better sense of security for employees and guests alike. Likewise, you can also use a video badging system to get the job done. Employees are likely going to already have physical IDs that need to be worn so guests know who they are, but these IDs can also be used as badges to enter or exit parts of the building that shouldn’t be accessible to the general public.

2. Equipped With CCTV

These days, libraries are beginning to install commercial grade CCTV systems. This allows staff the ability to collect recordings of any at-risk areas, including both indoor and outdoor spaces. Cloud storage allows those files to be accessible wherever, at any terminal, so there are big benefits to using CCTV systems within public libraries. They also allow for customization depending on where they’re placed and how many are used.

3. Additional Services

Many public libraries are equipped with fiber optic cabling, which opens up the doors for what is available. For many in the community, this has made the public library a hub for technology by offering computer access as well as WiFi. If you need a place to study or get some work done, your library card can be an all-access pass to high-quality Internet provided by fiber optic cabling.

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