Porter Library to upgrade catalog system Jan. 3-5
Westlake Porter Public Library will ring in the New Year by performing a major catalog system upgrade from Jan. 3-5, 2017. The upgrade provides a more cost-effective method of backing up the system and will allow the library to take advantage of some new products offered by the vendor, SIRSI Inc. The library will remain open throughout the process, and no materials will be due during this time.
Because the system being upgraded provides the online catalog and keeps track of user accounts, checkouts and holds, several functions will be unavailable, including:
- Online access to library card accounts
- Placing, suspending or unsuspending of holds
- Notices from the library about availability of items on hold, items about to be due, or items that are overdue
- Access to library databases and digital services may be affected, especially from 8-10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
“Library staff will work diligently to make sure that full service resumes as quickly as possible,” said Library Director Andrew Mangels. “We appreciate our customers bearing with us during the upgrade, and look forward to the improved service we’ll be providing to them as a result.”
For updated information during the transition, please visit the library’s website (westlakelibrary.org) or Facebook and Twitter feeds, or call 440-871-2600.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.