News & Events

System Announcment

posted Jan 16, 2014, 1:46 PM by Doug Yancey   [ updated Jan 16, 2014, 1:46 PM ]

CCRLS systems will be down for scheduled maintenance on Monday, January 20 (all day). Please note that the online catalog will not be available during this time. Instead, patrons may search library holdings via WorldCat @ http://ccrls.worldcat.org/; however, we will not be able to process any hold requests made through that service. Access to other resources and services may also be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as this work is conducted.

New resource - Novelist

posted Jan 2, 2014, 10:50 AM by Doug Yancey

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.

Learn more!

Get the CCRLS 'Bookmarklet'

posted Mar 14, 2013, 1:50 PM by Doug Yancey



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!

Library2Go news

posted Mar 6, 2013, 4:36 PM by Doug Yancey   [ updated Mar 7, 2013, 9:22 AM ]


Changes are coming soon to Library2Go on March 11.

Catalog update coming soon!

posted Jan 9, 2013, 10:28 AM by Doug Yancey

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.

Feel free to share your thoughts & comments with us by emailing contact@ccrls.org.

New CCRLS mobile app

posted Nov 30, 2012, 11:11 AM by Doug Yancey   [ updated Nov 30, 2012, 11:56 AM ]

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:

Mobile browser (comparable to the app but lacks some features)
Universal version (no-frills mobile access)

If you have any questions, please contact CCRLS or any of our member libraries.

CCRLS Advisory Council meeting

posted Nov 7, 2012, 4:31 PM by Doug Yancey

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.

Directions to Salem Public Library


Change to hold limits

posted Oct 12, 2012, 10:35 AM by Doug Yancey

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.

Low-cost, high-speed internet

posted Oct 10, 2012, 9:25 AM by Doug Yancey

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.

October is Information Literacy Month in Oregon

posted Oct 1, 2012, 12:59 PM by Doug Yancey   [ updated Oct 3, 2012, 10:48 AM ]

Governor Kitzhaber issued a proclamation establishing October 2012 as Information Literacy Month. This aligns with the National Forum on Information Literacy’s (NFIL) countrywide awareness campaign.  For more information, visit the National Forum on Information Literacy or the Oregon State Library.

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