Category: Help and how-to

Book lockers now available at four branches

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The Main, Rooker, McMath, and Terry branches now have book lockers available as a hold pick-up location.  These lockers give you a chance to check out your holds at your convenience, even if the best time for you is when the branch is closed. You’ll need to choose a locker as your pick-up location when you place your hold(s). 

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Overdrive is now Libby

If you download ebooks or audiobooks, you’re probably already familiar with Overdrive and Libby. Overdrive is the parent company for Libby. The OverDrive app for iOS, Android, and Windows 8/10 will be sunset on May 1, 2023. After that date, users who try to access the CALS collection in the app will receive a message informing them they need to upgrade to Libby.

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Biblio is Back!

What is BiblioCommons? 

BiblioCommons is the catalog that we previously used (from October 2015– September 2022), before switching to Vega Discover. We made the switch to Vega because of the opportunities for customization and integration. Unfortunately, this suite of programs is still in beta testing and after launching,

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A Parent’s Guide to Banned Books Week

What is Banned Books Week?
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September,

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Vega Discover: Self-guided tour of the new online catalog

The iOs/Android apps are not yet available. We apologize for the delay. Please check back here for updates.

CALS has a new catalog. If you haven’t tried it, this will help you make the transition from our old catalog to the new. The new catalog becomes the only catalog on September 1,

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Help CALS Serve You Better

CALS is looking to gain more insight into how patrons use the library and its services to guide the library’s development, and we need you. Follow the link below to take the
survey online or ask for more information at your favorite branch about filling out a physical survey form.

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Book Club, ready to go

Social Distancing got you down? Why not start or revisit your book club? CALS has everything you need to jump right back into a perfect event you can do with friends in the comfort of your own homes. And the price is perfect- free. CALS book club kits contain 10 copies of popular titles and discussion questions for after you’ve finished reading,

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