KCPL to Launch 24-Hour Kiosk Service in Clendenin

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The Clendenin Kiosk is a Hold Pickup Location. Choose "Clendenin Kiosk" when placing your hold.

The Kanawha County Public Library unveils its 24-hour Library Kiosk in Clendenin on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Grand opening ceremonies are scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

The Clendenin Kiosk, in essence, is a library vending machine, which will allow patrons to access library materials 24/7. It can hold up to 340 items – including books, audiobooks, and DVDs, all available with a KCPL Library Card. Patrons will not only be able to check out items, but will also be able to access Wi-Fi and return materials.

“The Clendenin Kiosk will operate in conjunction with the existing Branch Library to enhance library service to Clendenin residents,” said KCPL Director Erika Connelly. “We are excited and proud to bring this innovative service to Eastern Kanawha County.”

The project began with the demolition of the old library building in August of 2021 and construction concluded with the installation of the kiosk in the fall of 2022. The kiosk is only the second of its kind in West Virginia and was designed by EnvisionWare, a company which specializes in providing self-service products to libraries across the country.

The kiosk is located on the site of the old Clendenin Branch Library on Cardinal Street, which was destroyed in the devastating 2016 flood. The current Branch Library operates in the former Clendenin Middle School building on Koontz Avenue.

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