Effective July 1st. the Pines Executive Committee opted to allow an electronic facsimile of the PINES card on a held- held device. The Committee stipulated that the patron's identity must be confirmed by asking key pieces of information from the patron record. Name, phone number, email address, street address, or date of birth would be acceptable. The possibility of requiring PINs at the self check machines was also brought up, and libraries using these machines should inquire with their vendor to institute a prompt for patron PIN. Note that if the library scanners cannot scan the card number from the hand- held device, library staff will type in the card number displayed on the hand- held device alson with confirmation of the patron's identity.
Approved by the The PINES Executive Committee, effective July 1, 2014.