New and Improved Library Catalog Launches Nov. 13

New Library Catalog Launches Nov. 13
“The new catalog offers our users a state-of-the-art platform to access the Library’s 2.3 million items. We think they’re really going to like it.” — Jessica Hudson, Library’s director

Visitors to the Library’s website will soon notice some changes as the catalog gets a significant upgrade that is more user-friendly with a better design.

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13, searching the library’s collection, including books, DVDs, thermal cameras, book club kits, audiobooks, digital resources, nature backpacks and more will be smarter, more intuitive and mobile friendly.

Listen to the latest County Conversation podcast with Library Systems Manager Robert Harvey to learn more about the new catalog.

 

Here’s What You Can Look Forward To

  • Searching for books, eBooks and eAudiobooks all in the same place.
  • Viewing all your checked-out items on one customer account screen.
  • Receiving notifications in text messages, in addition to emails or phone calls.
  • Creating a unique customer ID that you can use to log in, in addition to your library card number. Auto-renewing of physical items up to three times, if there are no holds.
  • Saving items to a wish list to borrow later.
  • Accessing the catalog in Korean and Spanish, as well as English.

 

Dates to Remember

  • From Monday, Oct. 28, to Wednesday, Nov. 13, you will not be able to place items on hold. All holds placed before Oct. 28 will remain active but may not be filled until after Nov. 13
  • The library’s old catalog will not be available between Thursday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Nov. 13.
  • During any service interruptions, no fees will be charged and due dates will be automatically extended. 

 

Information Is a Click Away

Check out the Library’s Your New Library Catalog page for videos in English, Korean and Spanish, plus FAQs.

Contact Library staff at any branch, use Ask Your Library to ask a question via chat or send an email to librarycatalog@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Follow the Library on social media for updates.

 

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