PR: SelfCheck System Fines and Fees Payment Option Increase Collections Nearly 50%

3M Sent Out This Release: The seven-branch library system of Douglas County, Colorado, has reported that collection of fines and fees rose by 48 percent in 2007, the first year following the addition of fines and fees payments to its 3M RFID-based SelfCheck Systems, compared with the previous year.

“About half of our fine intake over the past 12 months has been from credit and debit cards, which helps explain the faster collections,” says Bob Pasicznyuk, associate director of virtual services for Douglas County Libraries. “Customers enjoy using the SelfCheck Systems, and once we added the payments option, it became very convenient to make payments when they don’t have the cash with them.