meeScan Self Checkout

Thanks to a grant from The Troy Foundation the library is now able to offer no-contact check out of  library materials from your own device.

meeScan is a cloud-based self-checkout system that allows you to use your smartphone or tablet to check out materials anywhere in the library. The system uses the built-in camera of your smartphone or tablet to scan the item barcode, allowing for quicker service. meeScan is user-friendly, simple to setup, and helps limit long wait times! 

To Use meeScan Self Checkout:

Get meeScan

  • Visit your app store and search for “meeScan” to download the app. Allow meeScan to access your camera, send you notifications and access your location.

Activate meeScan

  • Touch “START” at the welcome screen. (If necessary, scroll down the screen to see the button.)
  • If asked, please allow meeScan to use your location.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN. Please ask library staff for help if you’re not sure what to enter.

Use meeScan

  • Touch “START” at the welcome screen. (First time around, you’ll be asked to enter your library card number and your PIN.)
  • In the checkout screen, use the “+” button to check out items.

Deactivate items (Troy Library Only)

  • To avoid setting off the security gates in the Troy Library, please ensure that you deactivate your items using the meeScan Deactivation Station before exiting.
  • The meeScan Deactivation Station is located near the Circulation Desk.


  • Touch the app “FINISH” button when done.

Getting Started Scanning Tips

  • Fit the entire barcode in the viewfinder.
  • Hold phone about 6” away from barcode.
  • Hold the phone steady.
  • Give the camera time to focus.
  • Tilt the phone to avoid glare on the barcode
  • Use flash in low light.