As a member library of the North Country Library System, we’re excited to announce that we are updating our catalog! We are in the process of replacing the catalog we’ve been using for many years with a new, improved catalog, with features like:
- Easy to manage accounts with sortable/searchable checkout history, saved searches, and customizable lists, so you can keep track of what you’ve read and what you want to read
- Improved display of material records, with all versions of the same title (regular print, audio, large print, e-materials) in the same place, so you can get the one you want
- Customizable notifications for holds, almost-due, and overdue items, so you always know what’s going on with your books
We’re really excited about the features for you as patrons, as well as the way it will make everything behind the scenes work better, so we’ll be able to offer more in (and out of) the library!
This isn’t happening quite yet, though, so here’s what it means for you:
Now-April 11, you can keep using the current catalog as you normally do!
April 12 is the last day to place holds (until after Go Live on April 26).
April 15 is the last day to come into the library and check out physical materials. We will be closed April 18, 20 and 21 while our beloved 100+ year-old building gets some plaster and paint work done inside. We intend to open to patrons again on Saturday, April 22nd.
April 18 is the last day to access the online catalog or app (until after Go Live on April 26).
April 19-25 is our offline week. You can leave books in the book drop, but we won’t be checking them back in until the new catalog goes live. Library staff won’t be able to place holds for you, or make changes to your account.
April 26 is Go Live! Our new catalog and a new app will be ready for you to use (assuming everything goes smoothly!). We’re so excited for you to get a look, and will keep you updated on any changes or delays
HOW TO SAVE YOUR CATALOG LISTS
If you have created lists in your library account, they will not transfer over when we migrate to the new catalog. Below is a link to a PDF with instructions for how to print or email your list, so that you can build it again in the new system.