D-Tech International

Tolkien Self-service Library Kiosk

Affordable high-quality RFID or Barcode touch-screen self-service kiosk for any library.

Tolkien Self-service Library Kiosk

Would your library users benefit from bigger screens, better accessibility, faster processing, and an easier user experience, all housed in a smaller more modern self-service unit?

Meet the Tolkien by D-Tech, an affordable self-service library kiosk that delivers exceptional space-saving design and performance to match.

Save staff time and reduce queues by allowing visitors to quickly;

  • self-issue
  • self-return
  • self-renew
  • see the items they already have out on loan

Tolkien's attractive, minimalist design with adjustable LED lighting compliments any decor and is available in either desktop or free-standing configurations enabling it to easily integrate with your existing library furniture and adapt as your library's requirements change.

D-Tech products are known for their long-term reliability and this kiosk excels with its high-quality touchscreen, integrated barcode scanner, RFID reader, and thermal receipt printer, all powered by a fast CPU processor. Tolkien will happily integrate via SIP2 with most existing library software management systems and operate alongside kiosks and equipment from other providers. Reporting data and kiosk functions can be sourced and managed remotely via a web browser using D-Tech's cloud-based administration server.

Ongoing support is important for peace of mind and every Tolkien kiosk comes with dedicated New Zealand based support from the Library Plus team in Auckland along with the full backing of D-Tech International.

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  • Compatible with D-Tech 13.56 MHz RFID labels and items tagged with approved labels from book suppliers including multi vendor reading (MVR). Allowing reading of other RFID labels
  • D-Tech’s advanced digital RFID technology uses state of the art, digitally enhanced software to chip technology to ensure superior reading and writing of labels with false alarm free protection
  • Integrated barcode scanning as standard with the choice of adding biometrics and or Mifare/smart cards or biometrics for borrower ID
  • Software supports multi item issue, returns and renew functions, together with chip & pin and contactless payments*
  • Offline mode, statistics and email receipts as standard
  • Cloud AdminTool network access to view reports, change or configure the installed system
  • Desktop or freestanding configurations available
Height (Desktop): 650mm
Height (Freestanding): 1450mm
Width: 550mm
Depth: 390mm
Power Supply: 110/240 Vac
  • MR102 (Feig)
  • Windows 10 PC USB connection to AFL Kiosk
  • 22” touch screen PC
Reading Performance: Label
Ring: 15cm (5.9″)
Video: 30cm (11.8″)
CD: 25cm (9.8″)
DVD: 25cm (9.8″)
Book: 30cm (11.8″)
Installation Requirements:
  • One double switched socket outlet 450mm from floor level
  • One single IP addressed network point same adjacent to above power outlet
  • WiFi connection as standard
AFI/EAS: Recommended AFI mode supported for security switching but EAS bit is also supported.

4th March 2024

Last year we upgraded our self-issue kiosk to a D-Tech kiosk and it has been fabulous! The students love it. They can either use their ID card or type their number in - 99% type their number in as many can't be bothered getting a card out of their bag. We love our self-issue system and haven't had any problems with it.

Steve, from Library Plus, is based here in Auckland, which is a big plus and he is amazing at tech support and set-up. We still get to chat with the students and continue relationships with them as they are using it, if we aren't busy, as it is next to our issue desk, and there has been no impact on losses with the self-issue system. Our library operates on a high-trust model, as two of our walls are completely open, therefore we have no security. This may be different for different libraries but it works well here.

Ngā mihi

Rochelle Turnbull │ Library Lead

Hobsonville Point Secondary School

David Osman
Bethlehem Tertiary Institute

June 28, 2017

To whom it may concern;

Last July our Operations Manager, Wendy Pyne, contacted Steve at Library Plus regarding the purchase and installation of a library self-issue machine.  In February, Steve came down to install the kiosk and explain and demonstrate how it all worked. 

Steve has liaised with myself, our Operations Manager and our IT systems administrator and we have found him to be a good person to deal with – responsive, willing to give good customer service and explain technical details in a straightforward manner.  He was thorough in the testing phase and has offered follow-up help post installation.

I feel confident that we have a good product and our students have enjoyed having the ability to use the self-issue machine.  In time this will be an even more valuable asset – once after hours swipe card access to the library is enabled.

I would recommend Steve and Library Plus as a trustworthy person and company and am happy to speak personally on the matter.


David Osman

Comment by Library Plus: Customer received a Ruby model kiosk

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