News & Events
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:
The old system will be available for searching only from 12/8/2014 until 12/11/2014. No material will be due those days, no holds can be placed, no changes can be made. Checkouts can happen in offline mode on the new system during this interim.
Online resources should remain available during this interval.
We suggest that patrons save as much of their information as matters to them. If you wish to guarantee it survives, print it or save it to your computer:
Notices for holds, reminders, overdues, fines, and bills should start up again shortly after 12/11/2014.
Mango Languages 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.
We will be introducing some changes to the catalog very soon. These modifications will include:
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 email@example.com.
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.
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