Ask Me About My Teeny Beeper

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Invented in the 1980s, any library user that has passed through a library’s doors only to have an alarm go off may have encountered the Teeny Beeper. A device installed at entry points scans for the Teeny Beeper: a square, 2 inch tag that can be adhered to any part of a book, is versatile enough to be written and typed on without being damaged, and will become desensitized when checked out. Designed as a loss prevention tool for libraries, the sensor that read the radio frequencies from the Teeny Beeper could be installed in floor mats as well as standing screens. Many libraries today still employ some form of scanning device to ensure library materials that exit the building have been appropriately checked out. 


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