Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Computer Upgrade February 18th

Do you know where your library card is? Please take a moment and check before Wednesday, February 18th, when our library automation system will be down all day for an upgrade. A library card will be necessary for all check-outs, and we must ask you to limit yourself to 4 items per family. We will not be able to do name look-ups, renew items, pay off fines, issue new cards or renew expired ones and the self-check station will not be working.

We do not anticipate any interruption to access to databases, Internet and wireless in the Library itself, but some other services will be affected for this one day:

  • Our catalog (both in the Library and online) will be unavailable. Ask staff for assistance in locating materials.

  • You will not be able to access “My Account” to renew or reserve items. To place a hold, you may fill out a request card at the Library or call for phone assistance.

  • Overdue and hold notices from the Library and from ELF will not be sent until the next day.

  • We will not be able to check anything in, but all items returned that day will be recorded as coming in on the 18th and no fines will accrue for that day.

  • Many online resources that require your library card number to log in may not be available remotely, although all should be accessible at the Library. Try using databases provided by the state library at or the recommended Internet sources listed on our website.

Most of the system improvements are technical in nature and won’t be very noticeable to our patrons, but they will enhance our ability to serve you. Thanks for your patience!

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