How does it work?

First, customers sign up to get a membership privilege added to their library card. (More information about signing up is on our EA webpage). When they visit outside of staffed hours, members simply scan their library card barcode and enter their PIN at an entry panel to unlock the door. Once inside, they can freely use in-library resources and self-service equipment such as the self checkout machines, computers, printers, copiers, and study rooms.

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1. What is Extended Access?
2. Why is Scott County Library pursuing this service?
3. How does it work?
4. Who can sign up for and use Extended Access?
5. Do library users have to pay to use this service?
6. Can an Extended Access member bring guests or family members such as children?
7. How will the library be safe when staff aren't there?
8. How do you report feedback or problems if staff aren’t there?
9. Will I still be able to talk to a librarian?
10. Once I sign up, will I be able to use the service immediately?
11. Are you planning to add Extended Access to other Scott County Library locations?
12. Do I have to live in Scott County to use Extended Access?
13. What research did you do to establish your best practices?
14. How has the community responded?
15. Who can I contact to ask questions about implementation?