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Digital shelf signage: Digital signage for libraries and bookstores

From innovative as well as intuitive wayfinding to digital shelf labeling: Libraries and libraries become more and more lively and attractive as soon as digital signage comes into play.


Modern library concepts: Thanks to innovative digital signage solutions

In recent years, libraries have proven that they are by no means superfluous, even in the age of the Internet! Digital shelf labels and other digital signage concepts such as info displays mean that these important institutions are finally arriving in the future.

In libraries, the primary goal is to provide patrons with access to the information they need. Digital signage displays are great for helping people navigate the building - in the form of a digital wayfinding system.

Modern libraries and bookstores no longer have much in common with dusty, untidy corners and narrow corridors. Instead, comfortable seating areas invite people to linger. Digital shelf labels and info points, on the other hand, keep things tidy and give the premises a particularly appealing ambience.


Digital shelf labels, wayfinding systems and more: digital signage in libraries and bookstores

Digital signage offers a wealth of unique benefits for libraries. Some of these merely modernize familiar tasks, while others create entirely new opportunities.

Making books accessible through digital shelf labels.

Digital shelf labels are compact screens that help patrons quickly find the work they want. Most often, cloud-based digital signage solutions are used here. This makes it possible to provide information in real time. Users can then immediately see which books are currently available and which have been borrowed. Due to their position (typically at the front of the shelves), digital shelf labels are ideal for optimizing the search process.

Admission control and visitor management

In addition to digital shelf labeling, digital signage solutions can easily be used to implement digital admission control. It can regulate the access of visitors in general or to specific areas. Rights can be assigned by a staff member or completely digitally via an information desk. Larger facilities in particular also benefit from visitor management in the form of digital signposts, a digital bulletin board or a video wall. They ensure that no one strays from the path.

Use for a cafeteria

A café or cafeteria is often part of the comprehensive offer of modern libraries. Here are special opportunities for digital signage use! Digital menu boards create clarity and have a sales-promoting effect.

Room booking and identification

Many libraries have rooms that can be used by affiliated universities or research institutions for events. Special room booking systems and digital door signs facilitate reservations and coordination here.

Convenience content

Digital signage can be used to provide additional content on demand. Information about the library, opening hours, the weather or current news can be presented in an appealing way. You are probably familiar with such info walls from hotels or from the waiting rooms of modern medical practices. But digital signage can be applied not only in the form of a hotel display or waiting room TV: It can also make the entrance area or cafeteria of a library or library look immediately more inviting.


Libraries and libraries often offer a wealth of additional offers and services. These go far beyond simply lending out books. For example, you can use a digital outdoor sign to draw the attention of passers-by to readings and events. So digital signage doesn't just work at the point of sale, but also in the library context.


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Whether it's digital shelf labels or video walls, digital signage has become an indispensable part of libraries. If you value fast and cost-effective installation as well as high quality, it's better to seek professional support.

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