Link to December 5 Sioux City Journal article, "Libraries adapt to meet new challenges".
Excerpt: Matt Basye, FEH principal in the Sioux City office, would not be surprised to see libraries become more “retail” friendly.
“There could be a day when patrons would have a self-checkout system like a store,” he said. “That would make more library staff available to come out from behind the circulation desk and onto the floor to assist patrons.”
Yes, there could be a day.....
Self-check and open holds shelves