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3M™ Automated Materials Handling (AMH)


Dependable soft-touch sweep technology developed exclusively for libraries combines self-service check-in with library automation solutions for sorting. To learn more, contact us.

Keep Your Library Moving Faster with 3M AMH
Engineered to reliably handle more the 2,700 items/hour while helping protect your collection!
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Security & Efficiency
3M Library Systems helps Johnson County Library secure their collection and maximize efficiency.
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Library Automation Systems Products

3M™ Intelligent Return Library Automation Systems

Allows patrons to quickly self return items with real-time check-in. Our systems have simple-to-use intuitive animations, text, visual and audible cues.

3M™ Intelligent Sorter Systems for Library Management

Flexible modular system built specifically for libraries. Can have up to 4 induction points including staff inductions. Our local sales consultants perform free on-site assessments to maximize your library's space and recommend the right system for you.

3M™ SelfCheck™ System C-Series

Provides real-time check-in features and an easy-to-use interface that helps your library increase circulation and maintain a more accurate catalog.

Library Automation Systems Resources

Case Studies & White Papers

RFID 601: Successful RFID Implementation
White Paper: January 2012

RFID 501: RFID Standards for Libraries
White Paper: January 2012

RFID 401: Tag quality and reliability
White Paper: January 2012

RFID 301: A detailed look at using RFID in your library
White Paper: January 2012

RFID 201: An introduction to using RFID technology in your library
White Paper: January 2012

RFID 101: Four Reasons for a Library to Invest in RFID Technology... and Three Reasons to Wait
White Paper: January 2012

Library Achieves 100% Self-Service: Farmington Public Library, New Mexico
Case Study: November 2011

Mitigating Library Budget Cuts with Automated Materials Handling at the Murrieta Public Library (PDF, 1.7M)
Case Study: July 2011

Worth the Risk? Library losses: magnitude of the problem and response options (PDF XXK)
Case Study: July 2011

Making the case for an investment in self-service: St. Joseph County Public Library, South Bend, Indiana (PDF, 256K)
Case Study: September 2010

Tactics for a Faster Return on Investment: High Plains Library District, Colorado (PDF, 274K)
Case Study: September 2010

Designed for Productivity: Darien Library, Darien, Connecticut (PDF, 270K)
Case Study: September 2010

Using Automated Materials Handling to Improve Productivity in Savannah, Ga. (PDF, 89K)
Case Study: May 2010

RFID: Expect more. Finding an RFID system that will give you a reasonable return on your investment (PDF, 308K)
Case Study: April 2010

Self-service keeps people moving... and it’s the way the world works today.": Orange County Library System, Florida (PDF, 59.2K)
Case Study: July 2008

Maintaining High Satisfaction at a Lower Cost: Douglas County Libraries, Colorado (PDF, 59K)
Case Study: April 2008

Using self-service check-in to boost staff productivity: Contra Costa County Library (PDF, 150K)
Case Study: Feb 2008

RFID Helps Manage the Flow of Library Materials (PDF, 59K)
Case Study: June 2007


Site Planning Guides/Contractor's Packages

User Manuals

Library Software Downloads

None at this time.


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