Application of RFID In Library

Information identification

Information identification is an important function of using RFID tags to realize automatic identification of libraries. The content of information identification includes basic information related to books, such as: security code, barcode number, number of borrowings, classification number, author number, loan card number, date, etc. relevant information, and write the information into the electronic label.

The information that can be written in the label: book identity (ID number), book information (book title, call number, etc.), library identity, shelf information, borrower information, borrowing date and other contents. Then use the card reader to transmit the information in the tag to the system server to carry out the related operations of borrowing and returning books.

System composition

The composition of the entire system of the RFID library includes: library management system server, librarian workstation, anti-theft security door, self-service book borrowing and returning machine, and intelligent book returning cart. Its functions are as follows:

Library management system server: Provides inventory-related statistical reports, can query book-related information, the number of collections and borrowing data, and can query the use status of each device

Librarian Workstation: Process the RFID electronic labels pasted on the books, scan the bar codes on the books through the bar code scanner, identify the electronic labels on the books at the same time, and perform label initialization operations on the electronic labels and bar codes. Can be used for borrowing and returning equipment

Anti-theft security door: Using three-dimensional sensing technology, it can quickly detect electronic tags in any direction in the three-dimensional space of the sensing area.

Flap Barrier Gates, it will sound and light alarm

Self-service book borrowing and returning machine: It can borrow and return several books at the same time. You only need to put the books in the induction area, and you can complete the borrowing and returning of books in a few seconds, without the need for staff, the operation is simple and convenient, and the phenomenon of queuing is avoided.

Smart Book Return Cart: The reader puts the books on the book return cart, and the system automatically returns the books, without the need for the reader to do other operations. The smart book return cart also supports the optional inventory cart function and the librarian’s shelf assistance function. When the staff needs to use the device to count the books in the library, they can directly switch the working mode of the smart book return cart and convert it to the smart inventory cart for use. Auxiliary staff organize and put books on the shelves


The key reason why RFID technology can attract attention in the library industry is that it can make the library realize the automatic management in the true sense. Plus its unique properties and advantages. The application of RFID technology in libraries is to comply with the development requirements of the times, continuously meet the needs of readers, and realize the advancement of libraries with the times.

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