Wednesday, April 18, 2007

No Time to Wait

You're in a hurry, you're in a line and the person right in front of you is checking out what seems like the library’s entire collection of Stephen King, T.D. Jakes, and Dr. Seuss. You feel your pressure rise as that little voice inside your head whispers, “You are going to be late!”

At the far end of the queue, you see the library staff busily scanning out books, but the line seems ominously long. The unconscious tapping of your foot is interrupted by an exasperated mumble up ahead, “Where is my card? It was just here.”

Repeated anxious glances at your watch does not help, but what can you do?

Practice the yoga breathing technique you read in that “stress” book last year or take the matter into your own hands?

With no time to wait, you decide to take matters in your own hands. You walk over to the library's Self Check-Out machine. In mere moments, you scan your card, scan your books, and print a date due receipt. You can’t help but break into a little smile as you take your receipt and make your way to the exit.


Central Self Check Out Machine

North Birmingham, Five Points West, Springville Road, Avondale and the Central Library have Self Check-Out machines for your convenience.

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