New way to ride coming to library

Nov. 17, 2014

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave | Topeka, KS 66604
785-580-4486 | www.tscpl.org
Topeka Metro

201 N. Kansas Ave | Topeka, KS 66603

www.topekametro.org

For Immediate Release

New way to ride coming to library

Ticket vending machine (TVM) to be installed near entrance
(Topeka, KS) Library customers can get a pass to ride the bus along with their reading materials when Topeka Metro installs a ticket vending machine (TVM) Tues. Nov. 18.

Library management visited the Topeka Metro administration building to learn about the ticket vending machine that will be installed in the library near the entrance and to the east of the Rotunda.
The machine features a touchscreen interface and allows riders to use credit or debit cards or up to $20 cash to purchase 10-ride cards or 31-day bus passes.The passes are then used on the bus to purchase the ride.

“It’s going to open access for our customers and make it easier for them to use bus to and from the library,” said Marie Pyko, the library’s public services director. “Ideally, it will introduce riding Topeka Metro buses to people who haven’t used them and who see how easy it is to use the bus at the library.”

Past projects:
Books on the Bus
Big Read 2014 book distribution and free ride program

Upcoming projects:
Library will be a location for the Topeka Metro’s Bikeshare program
Topeka Metro is a partner in the 2015 Big Read
Topeka Metro will participate and give demos at the 2015 Green Fair

Schedule for TVM installation
Tues. Nov. 18
9 a.m. TVM arrives at the library’s loading dock and will be moved to library entrance area by forklift
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Installation
1 p.m. TVM connected to power
2 p.m. TVM testing by Metro staff
3 p.m. TVM in service and ready to use

About the library

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library offers an outstanding collection of books, movies, music in print, digital and audio formats. It also features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Cafe, Chandler Booktique, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and free computer/Internet access and training.
Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m to 9 p.m, Sat 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m to 9 p.m.

About Topeka Metro

Topeka Metro is a service that provides transportation solutions to enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being of Topeka. Topeka Metro operates 12 fixed routes and transports more than a million passengers annually.

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Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.