May 25, 2022

From Primary Research: Survey of Use of RFID in Libraries

The complete report is fee-based but a few selected findings, table of contents, and a list of sources in this news release.

  • In libraries that have already employed RFID, a mean of 85.27% of all physical collection items are tracked with this technology
  • Libraries with budgets between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 spent a mean of $96,517 (US) on RFID readers, wands, conveyors, gate sensors and other technology.
  • 26.67% of libraries using the technology said that it has led to less patron theft.
  • The possibility of interference or erroneous check-out caused by RFID tag proximity with multiple patrons is not a consideration for 33.8% of libraries and is a modest issue for about 49.3%.

Read the Complete News Release


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.