Archive for Friday, August 11, 2006

Library closed on Monday

August 11, 2006

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The Lawrence Public Library will be closed on Monday while staff members work to install a new online catalog system.

The library, 707 Vt., will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

The $160,000 upgrade replaces the current system that has been in place for 10 years. Library Director Bruce Flanders said some of the advantages of the new system include:

¢ A more thorough description of where a book is located in the library.

¢ The ability of a user to limit searches to available items, meaning that items currently checked out will not appear in a search.

¢ Searches that will focus on just one particular type of medium, such as books, CDs, DVDs, or audio books.

¢ Search results that can be sorted by year of publication.

¢ Selected books will have portions of the book's contents posted online so readers can "look inside" to determine if the book meets their needs.

¢ Patrons can choose to receive an e-mail message alerting them three days before a book is due back to the library.

Later this year, the system will be upgraded to allow patrons to pay fines online via credit or debit cards.

Comments

geekin_topekan 8 years, 9 months ago

The gazebo maybe? The floor at the drop out center seems a pretty popular spot. My favorite place was by the river.But only if i had a jug of potato squeezins.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 9 months ago

thought the library was closed (august 14) to celebrate the 113th anniversary of the first auto license plates being issued (in Paris).
or, maybe, they closed for the eve of my birthday? hmmm?

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