Friday, March 13, 2009

Another Outage

There is another power outage scheduled this Saturday for the City Hall area. Since both our Internet and our ILS servers are in that building, that means there will be no Internet available at the public library until after 3:30 on Saturday. It also means that the system we use to run the library will also be inoperable.
Here's a list of what we can do:
  • Check books out to you using your library card
  • Check your books in
  • Renew items for you
  • Help you find things on the shelf based on our innate knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system and years of experience knowing exactly where each book is kept in the building (like asking your Mom where is the lanyard you made at summer camp last year)
What we cannot do:
  • Look you up in the computer by name
  • Search the catalog (it will be down)
  • Let you use the Internet (it will be down)
  • Get you a new library account
  • Collect overdue fines
  • Tell you when things already checked out on your account are due
  • Place books on hold for you

The online catalog for the library will also be unavailable, so you will not be able to access this information from home. Thanks for your patience, and hopefully this will be the last of the outages.

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