During the first two weeks of May, the Longview Public Library will transition to a new library computer system, including a new catalog. While our library materials aren't changing, the catalog will look different and offer new features to help you search and find the materials you need. This is all part of our effort to improve your library experience!
* Our responsive catalog will be easy to navigate on your phone, tablet, or computer.
* Create an easy to remember username for logging in to your library account.
* Select your communication preferences, including email or text.
* Renew material automatically. If your item is eligible, we'll renew it automatically before it's due.
* Smart Searches. Spellcheck, automated search suggestions, and the option to see related words in your search.
* One-Click Holds. Log in once, search, and click to reserve your item.
* Saved Search Notifications. Searches run automatically and notify you when there are new results!
* Create new reading lists.
* Enable reader history to keep track of what you have checked out.
* Access your account with your existing barcode and pin (or use a password instead).
We are excited for our new system but regret that we will have some limited services during the transition. To prepare for the new system, some library services will be limited in May. Here's what to expect during the transition:
* Check out books and other items available on our shelves.
* Check out digital items (Washington Anytime Library and Hoopla) as well as using digital resources such as Consumer Reports.
* Search the catalog.
* Using library public computers, printers, and free wireless access.
During this time, the system will have the following limitations:
* May 5-15: No holds will be placed on books or other physical library materials. Holds already waiting for you won't expire.
* May 12-15: No items will be checked IN. During this time, no items will be due and no overdue fines will be charged.
* May 12-15: No payments will be taken for fines, fees or other financial transactions