Wednesday, March 31, 2010

4/19-21: WCCLS Catalog will be unavailable

On the evening of Monday, April 19th, the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) will begin upgrading the county’s online catalog software, Polaris. The upgrade is estimated to take 24 – 48 hours. The library catalog and access to patron accounts will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19th through Wednesday, April 21st.

Library materials will not be due April 20 or 21.

WCCLS staff will post a notice on www.wccls.org as soon as the system is back up and the catalog is available.

Here’s what this means to you — from Monday night until the catalog becomes available:

You will not be able to
  • browse books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and other library materials in our online catalog.
  • place hold requests on library materials.
  • view and make changes in your patron account
  • renew library materials either online or by telephone.
You will be able to
  • use Library2Go if you have logged into it recently and have established a Library2Go account.
  • access online resources, electronic databases and other information on the WCCLS website.
If you have questions, please contact or visit your local Washington County library. You can find the phone numbers on Your Libraries.

In the meantime, take a look at the features available in the new version of the library catalog including how to find what you're looking for, and changes in your library account record (PDF). We even have a video of new features.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.