Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service has selected a new integrated library management system. This computer system contains all the information users need to find materials and check them out. This change is occurring because the vendor of our current system announced plans to phase that system out. After a two year search, CCRLS has signed a 7-year agreement with SirsiDynix of Lehi, Utah, selecting the Symphony integrated library system, along with the full set of additional features to provide the latest library management tools.
In addition to existing features of the current system, new features will include:
- Integrated searching of books, ebooks, online databases and digital content
- The ability to check out and place holds on ebooks directly through the catalog
- Simplified searching, browsing, limiting and sorting
- The option to receive library notices via text messaging
- An improved phone notification system
- Catalog integration with Facebook
- Improved system management tools and reporting capabilities for library staff
The process is beginning now with plans to complete the migration in mid-December 2014. Further details will be announced as the process develops.
offers a fast and convenient solution for language-learning needs. Just log in with your CCRLS library card + PIN and then create a personal Mango account to get started.
NoveList is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. Access from home requires a valid CCRLS library card number and PIN.
Get the CCRLS bookmarklet - It lets you know whether a title is available at your library when visiting online bookstores and other book-related websites. Learn more!
Changes are coming soon to Library2Go on March 11.
We will be introducing some changes to the catalog very soon. These modifications will include:
- More prominent search options
- Self-serve PIN reset option
- 'Do it for me' links (search links to popular material)
- Minor style changes
We hope to roll this out on Monday, January 28. In the meantime, if you would like to see what's on the way, please visit our beta version
. Please note that this version is still a work in progress and not quite ready for 'prime time'. Even so, it's very usable and most of what you can currently do in the catalog can be done here.
With our new mobile app you can browse or search for titles, place holds, access your account or get in touch with your home library. We also think you'll enjoy the integration with Library2Go
ebook titles and the ability to search for a book by simply scanning its barcode or QR code.
If you have installed an earlier (beta) version of this app, we encourage you to delete it from your device and download again. For Apple and Android users, you'll find the app in the iTunes store
or Google Play
. You can also use either of two mobile browser-based versions:
The next Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) Advisory Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Salem Public Library
. Salem Library is located at 585 Liberty Street SE, Oregon, 97301. The meeting will be held in the Anderson room A.
In order to keep the libraries’ workflows manageable under reduced staffing, CCRLS will be lowering the holds limit for individual patrons to 25 holds at one time. This change will take effect November 1, 2012. Existing holds will not be affected. Thanks for your understanding.
Several new programs designed to bring cheap, high-speed internet to low-income Americans are now available and others are coming soon. CheapInternet.com is offering an easy-to-understand guide to all the benefits of all these programs. “Connect2Compete announced that in September it’s rolling out cheap, high-speed, broadband internet access for the nation’s needy,” said CheapInternet.com Editor Mark Henry. “It’s a great program designed to reduce the digital divide between rich and poor.” PLA is helping public libraries prepare for the launch of the Connect2Compete initiative this fall.