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Flushing Library receives new self-service stations

Community leaders and representatives for elected officials celebrate the opening of the library's new self-service check-in kiosks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Photo courtesy Queens Library
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Queens Library unveiled a new self-service check-in system for its Flushing branch, at 41-17 Main St., last week.

Library customers will now be able to check books in and out themselves using multilingual kiosk machines at the library, which hosts more than 25 million visitors each year and is the busiest branch in the borough.

“We want customers to be able to borrow library materials in the quickest and simplest possible way,” said Thomas Galante, president and CEO of Queens Library. “The self-service check-out kiosks and 24/7 check-in kiosks are a big benefit to this multicultural community since users can choose the language they prefer.”

The upgrade is part of a phased update of the library, which opened in 1998, and will allow Flushing bookworms to pay fees they owe and return books and videos 24 hours a day.

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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