Now that the new catalog has launched, your PIN number has changed to the last four digits of your library card number. Once you access your account you will be able to change your PIN number or set up a friendly login.
Big changes are in the works at the library as we transition to a new integrated library system. What’s that you ask? The integrated library system is the computer software that is used to run all library operations from ordering and cataloging new materials to finding and circulating materials. The software is a product of The Library Corporation (TLC), a West Virginia based company that has been in business for 40 years and serves more than 4,500 libraries worldwide.
Please note that when the new catalog is launched all PIN numbers will change to the last four digits of your library card number. Once you access your account you will be able to change your PIN number or set up a friendly login.
Patrons will find a whole new interface on the online public access catalog (PAC). The responsive web design will automatically scale to accommodate display sizes ranging from smartphones to tablets to large touch screen computer monitors. The attractive and easy-to-use interface will offer a “My Account” area where patrons can create lists, check holds and maintain lists of books they have read if they choose to do so. The PAC will offer seamless incorporation of eBooks and other digital content without leaving the PAC to go to other sites. Searches will also yield results from articles contained in some library databases without a separate search. Take a short video tour here:
There will be an attractive app-like interface for young kids as well. Colorful pictures will lead children to areas of interest such as soccer, dragons, planets, pirates and more. An engaging puppy named Scout will encourage kids to explore the treasures of the library. Check out the video below to meet Scout and other features of the kids catalog:
We look forward to providing patrons with a library catalog that is easier to use and similar to other Internet interfaces used for shopping and other online activities. As we transition, please help us by telling us your experiences with the new system so that we can tweek the system as needed.
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