Library goes live with new catalog

Lincoln City Libraries' online catalog and checkout system went live with new operating system software on Wednesday, May 4.  

“Our new software will allow us to make changes and offer features that the old software could not support.” said Assistant Library Director Greg Mickells.  “The two most frequently requested features are being notified before items are due and the ability to keep a reading list.”  These features are now available to all library users.

For the time being, only customers who get notices via e-mail are able to receive courtesy reminders sent three days prior to an item's due date.   Phone notification has been suspended until new equipment arrives and is installed.  Library users not using e-mail notification are encouraged to contact the library to switch from phone notification to e-mail notification.    

Additional features of the new catalog include saving a history of everything you read, improved searching, and the ability to create multiple, unlimited, private lists.

The new library system, Koha, is an open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals.  Koha's impressive features continue to evolve and expand to meet the needs of library users.    Koha was selected as the ILS for the Pioneer Library Consortium, which includes Lincoln City Libraries.