Sort Assistant

FE Technologies

Sort Assistant

The patented Sort Assistant can return multiple items in the returns room. It also improves returns room sorting by providing library staff with colour coded information for each item to be sorted. The selection of colours is customised to each library’s sort categories based on any criteria returned by the Library Management System. Accuracy and efficiency for both shelving and the management of inter library loans are greatly increased by the Sort Assistant.


The Sort Assistant is the only product of its kind on the market, enabling a genuine reduction of  staff time spent in the returns room.

The Sort Assistant can be configured to automatically prints “on hold” recepts and/or “transit” slips.

The initial returns process can be automated by connected the Sort Assistant to to any of our patron facing returns products being:

  • Smart Bin
  • 24/7 Returns Chute with Receipt
  • Internal Return Chute