Patron attitudes toward automated checkout: A study of customer satisfaction at a private university library

by Ozoh, Ruphina N., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2007, 98 pages; 3283384


The library automated checkout system, also known as the self-checkout system, is a tool that can be used by library patrons to check out materials independently. The study’s purpose was to determine the attitudes of library patrons toward this technological tool. A patron satisfaction survey and a calculation of the self-checkout volume for a period of 7 years were used to accomplish this. The study found that the self-checkout machine is perceived positively by library patrons at the private university library. It revealed that there is a positive relationship between the ease of using the self-checkout machine and patrons’ satisfaction levels. Ironically, the study revealed that the longer the self-checkout machine is used at the university library, the less likely patrons are to use it.

AdviserZhenhu Jin
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsLibrary science; Management; Information science; Higher education
Publication Number3283384

About ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
With nearly 4 million records, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. It is the database of record for graduate research.

PQDT Global combines content from a range of the world's premier universities - from the Ivy League to the Russell Group. Of the nearly 4 million graduate works included in the database, ProQuest offers more than 2.5 million in full text formats. Of those, over 1.7 million are available in PDF format. More than 90,000 dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

If you have questions, please feel free to visit the ProQuest Web site - - or contact ProQuest Support.