Get items back on the library shelf faster than ever before with bibliotheca's return + sorting solutions

Automated returns enable staff to focus on more meaningful interactions with users

Modular solutions perfect for libraries of any size
Automatically update user accounts and security
Flexible configurations create custom solutions​
Allow for convenient
24/7 access
Handle all library materials with ease
Getting library materials back on the shelf has never been easier.
With any combination imaginable, flex AMH is the maximum time saver, delivering efficient workflows that keep your circulation moving and allow your staff to focus on more meaningful tasks.
Our fully modular design can be configured to fit your specific space – from simple one-bin solutions to multi-floor systems. Designed specifically for library materials, flex AMH is compatible with all technologies and available with the flex AMH bulkSeparator for a convenient drop-and-go experience for library users.
Our drop & go experience makes it quick and easy for library users

With the flex AMH bulkSeparator, library users simply drop their items and go. No need to return one item at a time or wait for a receipt. This offers the ultimate convenience for library users, while still assisting library staff by accurately sorting materials so they can quickly be re-shelved.

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Many customisations allow libraries to create the perfect return & sorting solution for their unique library, space & needs

flex AMH

Works with your preferred technology

flex bulkSeparator

Return multiple items at once

flex transportationSystems

Move items across multiple floors


Sort into large spacious bins

flex autoBin

Always keep items at the top of the bin

flex stackingCart

Sort into neatly organised carts

Learn from libraries who benefit from bibliotheca return & sorting solutions

Intelligent shelving

What is intelligent shelving?
Using RFID antennas integrated into shelving, the smartShelf immediately identifies returned items, automatically enables the security and removes the item from the user’s account.
This ensures users can immediately check out new materials and the returned items are put back into circulation instantaneously.
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Immediately ready for check-out
Without having to wait, multiple patrons can return items simultaneously. Once items are placed on the shelf, smartShelf automates the rest of the process. By continuously scanning the shelves to check for newly placed items, there is no need to limit the amount of items placed on the shelves at one time. This creates the ultimate convenience for those users who want to come in and start browsing for their next read right away without having to wait on return processing.
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Increase circulation + awareness
of your collection
Without the time needed for staff processing, the smartShelf allows your items to be circulated more efficiently and can increase the awareness of your collection, as people like to see what others are reading and returning, so having a “lucky day” collection can expose titles to your users that they may not have come across in the traditional stacks.
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Eliminate queues

Our intelligent RFID shelving system makes returning library items quick and easy for users while displaying recently returned items for immediate checkout. Eliminating the need for staff handling, library users return items simply by placing them on the shelves where ILS/MLS records and security are automatically updated. The smartShelf can handle all types of library materials and is perfect for small libraries and high-demand collections.

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