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SCLSNJ to Close for Necessary System Upgrade Dec 2 - 4

SCLSNJ’s ten branches will be closed December 2, 3, and 4

(Somerset County, NJ: November 13, 2017) All ten Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) branches will be closed December 2, 3, and 4 to allow for installation of the new checkout and catalog system.

SCLSNJ’s new checkout and catalog system will offer easier searching yielding more relevant results, innovative account management features, effortless integration with eBooks and eAudio, a librarian-curated kids catalog, and an intuitive layout and user experience.

The installation will result in a three day Library closure, but it is worth the wait!

"Our new checkout and catalog system makes locating your next book, DVD, or other items effortless and fun. It is designed with mobile experience in mind and offers a host of self-service options for you including paying fines online, updating account information, and sharing reading lists or saved searches with your friends. Our new system also integrates with many of our popular resources such as eBooks and online magazines. You can even tag your own items to make finding them later a breeze," said Rich Loomis, digital services manager.

"Our new checkout and catalog system will alert you in advance when your library card needs renewing. This way you can renew at your leisure and will always be able to access your account, eBooks, online resources, and never be blocked when placing a hold. Speaking of holds, you will now be able to freeze or suspend your holds for a specific period of time - like when you are going on vacation. Your holds will simply become active again on the day you selected. You will never have to worry about remembering to unfreeze holds again," said Sue Kane, SCLSNJ's Bridgewater branch circulation department supervisor.

Even though the Library’s ten locations will be closed, SCLSNJ’s eBook and eAudiobook collection will be available throughout the three day closure. Visit somerset.overdrive.com and discover and check out over 21,000 items.

For more information about SCLSNJ’s new checkout and catalog system, contact SCLSNJ’s Director of Operations Lynn Hoffman at lhoffman@sclibnj.org.


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