RE: Plans to introduce a different system to check out our library books, ie a radio-controlled tag.

Surely this would be a mistake as the amount of money this would take would be better spent in keeping our libraries open and not under the threat of being axed as they always are.

I feel the introduction of this system would make far more work for staff, as one only has to look at the supermarket self checkouts, a member of staff has to be on hand to sort out problems, and I feel that the proposed system for the library would make problems for older people and disabled.

And, after all, a machine can't smile at you or help with an enquiry as the staff do now.

Keith Howard by email.