at the New Marlborough Town Library
and other C/WMARS libraries
Find out What’s New, Different,and BETTER about our Circulation Program!
The New Marlborough Library and other C/WMARS libraries throughout the State, have switched to a new circulation program. What does this mean to you? Read on, and find out!
If you have never accessed your patron account online, this will all be new to you! If you don’t plan on accessing the catalog or your account online, and want your library staff to continue placing holds for you, then you won’t even notice a difference!
Here are some key details about our new circulation software…
All Western and Central region items will appear on ONE catalog! This will make it easier to locate the items you want to borrow.
Expanded search tools will give you the ability to limit your search to just fiction or non-fiction, by age range, and more!
The new “Did you mean?” feature will offer search suggestions for searches with few or no results.
Enhanced content for each listing, including “If you liked this, you might also like…” suggestions, series listings, similar author suggestions, reviews, excerpts, previews, and more!
Your online patron account will be more intuitive. A set of tabs called “the dashboard” will guide you to options like your Account Summary, Items Checked Out, Holds, Account Preferences, and Lists.
You will be able to customize control of your account preferences, including saving which libraries you like to search, custom login passwords and usernames, options for hold notifications, and more!
With Lists you can create and share categorized lists of your reading materials.
Lists can be broadcast over the new RSS feed. Members will be able to share and respond to each other’s recommendations and choices and as they are posted!
You’ll have the ability to create multiple “bookbags” and share your bookbags with others.
If you have any questions, please feel free to drop by the library during open hours or contact us at 229-6668. We will be happy to answer any of your questions!