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Library Catalog Not Available

ATTENTION SUMMIT PATRONS!
The online public catalog will NOT be available beginning Sunday, March 29th at 5:00 pm through Wednesday, April 1st at 9:00 am to allow for the installation of the new computer system. You will not be able to access your account, renew library materials or place holds during this period.

In addition, when the new catalog is launched all PIN numbers will change to the last four digits of your library card number. Once you access your account you will be able to change your PIN number or set up a friendly login.

You may call to renew materials at 908-273-0350, ext. 817. We look forward to providing a new, easy-to-use and modern online catalog beginning April 1st.

Sorry for the inconvenience during this transition.

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New Integrated Library System

TLC logoBig changes are in the works at the library as we transition to a new integrated library system. What’s that you ask? The integrated library system is the computer software that is used to run all library operations from ordering and cataloging new materials to finding and circulating materials. The software is a product of The Library Corporation (TLC), a West Virginia based company that has been in business for 40 years and serves more than 4,500 libraries worldwide. The library will be closed for two days on Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st while the new software and data are installed and the staff is trained on the new system. 

Please note that when the new catalog is launched all PIN numbers will change to the last four digits of your library card number. Once you access your account you will be able to change your PIN number or set up a friendly login.

When doors open on April 1st library patrons will find a whole new interface on the online public access catalog (PAC). The responsive web design will automatically scale to accommodate display sizes ranging from smartphones to tablets to large touch screen computer monitors. The attractive and easy-to-use interface will offer a “My Account” area where patrons can create lists, check holds and maintain lists of books they have read if they choose to do so. The PAC will offer seamless incorporation of eBooks and other digital content without leaving the PAC to go to other sites. Searches will also yield results from articles contained in some library databases without a separate search. Take a short video tour here:

There will be an attractive app-like interface for young kids as well. Colorful pictures will lead children to areas of interest such as soccer, dragons, planets, pirates and more. An engaging puppy named Scout will encourage kids to explore the treasures of the library. Check out the video below to meet Scout and other features of the kids catalog:

We look forward to providing patrons with a library catalog that is easier to use and similar to other Internet interfaces used for shopping and other online activities. As we transition, please help us by telling us your experiences with the new system so that we can tweek the system as needed.

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Summit Library Foundation

Who Are We?

The Summit Free Public Library Foundation will further the library’s established tradition of excellence made possible by generous private gifts and strong public support.

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From the Director - March 2015

Big changes are in the works at the library as we transition to a new integrated library system. What’s that you ask? The integrated library system is the computer software that is used to run all library operations from ordering and cataloging new materials to finding and circulating materials. The software is a product of The Library Corporation, a West Virginia based company that has been in business for 40 years and serves more than 4,500 libraries worldwide. The library will be closed for two days on Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st while the new software and data are installed and the staff is trained on the new system.