Bookstores go paperless, use electronic checkout

By Elizabeth Madden

The middle school and the upper school bookstores have updated their checkout system to be completely electronic. The change was brought on by a desire to be more “green,” according to bookstore manager Irma Hernandez.

“I think [the system] is working really well,” Hernandez said. “It’s definitely had a tremendous effect on how much paper [the bookstore is] using.”

The new system requires that customers type in their birthday to confirm their purchase instead of signing a paper receipt.

Both campuses plan to keep the same system for next year, because of its effectiveness in reducing the amount of paper used by the bookstores and its efficiency.