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.
Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service and the Grand Ronde Tribal Library
will partner in a new project to provide access to CCRLS material through the Grand Ronde Tribal Library.
Patrons will need to have a basic or full service library card from a member library in CCRLS. With this card they can request material from any CCRLS library to be sent for pick up at the Grand Ronde Tribal Library. When finished with, the material can be returned to Grand Ronde. The Tribal Library is not becoming a member of CCRLS, and the circulation rules of the CCRLS library will apply.
The service will be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nearby CCRLS libraries are in Willamina, Sheridan, Dallas, McMinnville and Salem.
ALA Preservation Week is coming up - April 22 through 28. In 2005 the first comprehensive national survey of the condition and preservation needs of the nation’s collections reported that U.S. institutions hold more than 4.8 billion items. Libraries alone hold 3 billion items (63 percent of the whole). A treasure trove of uncounted additional items is held by individuals, families, and communities. These collections include books, manuscripts, photographs, prints and drawings, and objects such as maps, textiles, paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and furniture, to give just a sample. They include moving images and sound recordings that capture performing arts, oral history, and other records of our creativity and history. Digital collections are growing fast, and their formats quickly become obsolescent, if not obsolete.
Here are a couple of free webinars which may be of interest to those who are concerned about personal collections at home:
Taking Care: Family Textiles
Discussion of how to care for the various types of textiles found in family collections including clothing, flags and furniture coverings and framed textiles. The session will cover how to safely store and display textiles and how to determine when the services of a professional conservator are needed.
Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs
Digital photos are fragile and require special care to keep them accessible. But preserving any kind of digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Technologies change over time and become obsolete, making it difficult to access older digital photos. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe.