We will be going live with a new automation system on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013. In order to migrate the data and be ready for opening on Tuesday, June 3rd, the library will be closed on Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st. This change is necessary as our current system, InfoCentre, has seen no development since 2008, and will soon no longer be supported. The new system, Koha, is an open source system with a good track record and very positive reviews from the world-wide libraries that use it. This new software will improve access for borrowers to their accounts (including borrowing history, holds, wish lists, etc.) and to library materials of all kinds (including e-materials). Take a look at the online Koha OPAC that the NNH Library Cooperative is developing.
The Friends of Cook Memorial Library are strong supporters of this library automation initiative and have contributed considerably toward its cost.
Please come in for your new library card and patron ID number. Koha requires 14-digit patron numbers so we hope to have every patron changed over to the new numbers by May 15th.