Westchester Libraries to Migrate to New Online Catalog in March

Westchester Libraries to Migrate to New Online Catalog in March

We’re Migrating to a New Online Catalog!

In March, the public libraries in Westchester County will be moving to a new online catalog system. For you, this means an improved interface with better—and easier—search capabilities, greater control over your notifications, and better access to what’s available through the library.

Library staff members are getting an open source system, which means the libraries have more control over how the system works. We’ll be able to customize the catalog for what works best for Westchester.

But migrating to a new catalog won’t happen overnight. To facilitate the process, the catalog will be offline from March 11 to March 13. During this time, expect impacts on most services for which you use your library card. Patrons wishing to check out materials at the Library must have their library card and checkouts will be limited to 3 per person. Other services impacted includes most databases and digital collections, such as Hoopla. However, we expect the Overdrive eBook collection to remain up and running. Make sure you download Overdrive’s Libby app and register your account before March 11. Click on this link—or drop by the library—to register.

Libraries will be extending due dates of checkouts so that patrons do not receive late fines while the system is being improved.  Please note that patron history will not migrate to the new catalog so download your history now.

Thank you in advance for your patience while we make a better library experience for everyone.  Be sure to check www.westchesterlibraries.org, or contact your local library, for more information and updates during the week of March 11.