The new INNOPAC system replaced the card catalog and the Gaylord Automatic Charging System. All patrons received new library cards that included a barcode number. The barcode number was linked to the patron's computer record allowing even faster checkouts.
New services offered with the new automation system included:
- Receipts of all items checked out
- Telephone renewals
- Reserves could be placed by patrons
- Patrons could see what they had checked out at any time from any public computer terminal in the library or from home