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Explore our New Catalog Interface

Explore our New Catalog Interface

You are invited to explore our new public-facing library interface, or our online catalog, and check out all of the updated features. This new system is an update to the system used to search for books, movies, and other library materials, available from anywhere.

The new system is more user friendly and has some new features, many of which we will continue to add and develop over the coming months.

Some of our favorite features include:

  • Integration – Content from certain digital providers such as Hoopla and Overdrive will now display in the catalog.
  • Simplified searching – Item types “roll up” together, meaning a patron can see what options are available for a title in one place versus scrolling through a list of results.
  • Readers Advisory – Staff and patrons will be able to create “Showcases” to highlight a selection of materials. Create your own showcase and share it with your friends and families across online platforms, or explore the showcases created for you by our staff.
  • Higher Visibility – our new system is written in the language of the internet—it uses linked data which helps both patrons and internet search engines find our content more easily.

We know changing these systems can be difficult, so we are keeping our current system operational for now to allow you time to explore and try out the new system. Use either option–you can even toggle back and forth between them.

Questions about the new system can be sent to us at info@crlibrary.org. Or use our chat feature to connect with a staff member during library hours.

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