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Thursday, July 06, 2017

WICOMICO PUBLIC LIBRARIES ANNOUNCES NEW INTEGRATED LIBRARY SYSTEM (ILS)

Wicomico Public Libraries is excited to announce that it has entered into a partnership with 7 other county libraries on the Eastern Shore and the Eastern Shore Regional Library to provide a new, all-inclusive integrated library catalog. The Eastern Shore Consortium will provide a new online system the will significantly improve the management of Library resources, give members greater access to more materials and improve the availability of new titles. Some of the benefits of the new system include a user-friendly modern catalog and access to the collections of eight public libraries on the Eastern Shore. The library’s digital collection of e-books, downloadable music and movies will now be displayed in library catalog. This new system is also much more mobile friendly.

The Downtown Library will be closed from Saturday, August 12th thru Thursday, August 17th, 2017 so that the final software installation can take place. During this time, no fines will be charged, patrons will not be able to search the catalog, no Library cards will be created, and Library materials cannot be placed on hold. The Bookmobile will be off the road as well. No Library materials will be due between August 9th and August 23rd. Beginning August 18th, all Library cardholders will need to come in and verify the information in their Library account.

The Library’s Centre Branch and Pittsville Branch will be open normal business hours. Members may still check out materials, use Wi-Fi and access the computers at those branch locations.

It is important to note that Library card holders will need to save their reading history. Library staff can assist members in emailing these documents to themselves by August 9th. After that date, all reading histories will be deleted due to the transition.

Wicomico Public Libraries are located in Downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury, in Pittsville, and the Libraries’ Bookmobile. Wicomico Public Libraries offer numerous resources such as free Internet access, a variety of classes and events, and an online eBooks library, and it engages the community through education, economic development and through various community events. You Belong @ Wicomico Public Libraries!
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