Ventura County Library (CA) launches Live Chat this week.

Ventura County Library (CA) launches Live Chat this week.

The California library will be offering live, staffed chat to its patrons to interact with the library from any web-enabled device.

Unique Library announced the launch of Live Chat for Ventura County Library this week. The service offers an innovative way for patrons to interact with the library without tying up staff with inquiries, while enhancing the patron experience.

Unique Chat is a staffed service from Unique that answers live chat inquiries from patrons via a widget on the library’s website. Library Communication Professionals handle interactions with patrons that would tie up staff and take them away from their duties within the library. It also gives patrons a new channel to communicate and interact with their library, how and when works best for them.

Key features of Chat include:

  • Extends hours beyond when the library is open, we answer chats before your library is open, and after it’s closed.
  • Multilingual Messaging: Chats can be in the patron’s preferred language.
  • Enhances patron experience online and in person – our US-based communication professionals are live, responsive, and well-trained in library-specific interactions.
  • Chat handles transactions, ready-reference, as well as any other common library questions