Open easily
as an Open Library

For everyone at any time Flexible opening hours

Libraries are indispensable as independent places for participation in education and culture. Why should opening hours limit their social relevance and your wide range of offers? With Nex.365 Open Library, a flexible opening hours concept, your library can welcome new members of your community beyond the staff-supported service hours as a meeting space, or a place of inspiration.

Danish libraries with more than

adopting Open Libraries

Weekly opening hours have been doubled


libraries in the Nordic countries rely on Nex.365

Good Reasons for an Open Library


Opening hours according to local needs

Open early in the morning, midday, late at night or on Sundays to give your community more flexibility to access your services.


Increasing visitor numbers + media circulation

Gain new customers thanks to extended opening hours. Make your library's services as accessible as possible; increase the ROI of your library investments.


Up-to-date reputation within the community

As a "public living room" you increase the importance of your library as an attractive and safe place to learn, work, meet, read and more.


New resources thanks to automation

Relieve your employees of routine activities so that they can take on other valuable tasks.


Sustainability + ergonomics

The future begins today - benefit from forward-looking, sustainable technologies and efficient, ergonomic processes. An integrated solution ensures barrier-free use.

It's that easy

Your community can take full advantage of your library and feel safe and comfortable at all times! Energy-conscious, lighting and devices only wake up from sleep mode when someone enters the library. With just a few clicks, admission can be specifically defined for vulnerable or specific (age) groups.

Automated access only for school classes at specific times is easy to implement.

  • Connected and active: Loan + return possible
  • Complete digital system controlled centrally and web-based
  • Connection to building services, infrastructure and LMS
  • Automatic door opening with library card
  • Privacy compliant technologies
How do I open longer?

Intelligent visitor counting

State-of-the-art infrared technology enables discreet visitor counting with 99% precision. Record streams of visitors and identify peak times so you can plan your staffing requirements.

Meaningful statistics allow you to optimise customer service, avoid waiting times and improve the utilisation of library rooms. Thanks to real-time data collection, capacity limits due to any access restrictions can be implemented immediately.

Read more on the meaning of accurate people counting and the experiences of Merton Libraries with Nex.Count.

  • Proven hardware from the retail sector
  • In-house, tailor-made software
  • Direct mounting to the ceiling, avoiding tampering or impact
  • Privacy compliant and anonymous
  • Expandable with a freely definable room allocation tool

Best practice + trends
from real life

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