Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Is your library ready for mobile payments?

Is your library ready for mobile payments?

“I worry that libraries will, once again, be left behind, when I see things like this:

The number of in-store mobile payment users in the U.S. is predicted to reach 150 million by the end of 2020—which will represent 56% of the consumer population at that time.  (Mobile Payments World)

The concept of the phone replacing wallets is not new and is anticipated. Have any libraries looked into this? Is this a holdup on the part of our ILSs? Is it just not on our radars because it’s not (yet) mission-critical?”