New services on horizon for Raynor Memorial Libraries

Several new services will launch at the Raynor Memorial Libraries in the coming months in addition to construction beginning on the Lemonis Center for Student Success.  

  • Book self-checkout: Later this summer, patrons will be able to check out books themselves at new self-service kiosks or with a convenient mobile-phone app. Self-service checkout of laptops is already available.
  • IT Help Desk: Beginning in the 2023 fall semester, patrons will be able to get IT help in the library, thanks to a relocation of the IT Services Help Desk to Raynor.
  • Upgraded library system: By fall of 2024, the library will operate with a much more efficient and user-friendly library management system that replaces both the public catalog and back-end resource management functions into a unified, cloud-based system, Alma/Primo from Ex Libris.

As noted previously in Marquette Today, Raynor Library is undergoing a minor remodeling this summer to create a new one-stop desk where patrons can check out books and equipment, get information about library services and resources, and connect with library expertise.