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New online catalog
coming May 15
The public library systems in Southern Maryland are
transitioning to a new online catalog which will go live May
15. The transition will add new features for you and provide
much needed improvements to the staff side of the catalog.
You will be affected May 9-14
when we transition from the old catalog to the new one. Please
be aware of the following occurring May 9-14:
- The catalog and your account will
not be accessible.
- You must present your library card
to check out items.
- No items will be due nor will fines
accrue during this period.
- We ask that you return items before
May 9 or after May 14.
- To renew, bring your library card
and items to the library. Phone and online renewals will
not be possible.
- No holds can be placed May 7-14
- There will be no delivery between
- If you use the book list option
(MyList) in My Account, please save your lists now by either
printing the lists off or emailing them to yourself. These
lists will not automatically transfer to the new
system and will be lost May 9. Ask staff for
assistance. The new catalog offers this feature but you
will have to manually enter your lists. If you are not
familiar with the book list feature, please ask staff about it.
is the only online resource that will not be accessible.
The other online resources (databases) will not be affected.
downloadable books and downloadable magazines will not be
- You will
need to obtain a guest pass from the Information Desk to use the
Some of the benefits of the new catalog:
- Easier, faster search results
- The option to receive text
- Alerts of new titles by your
- Ability to create a user name for
log-in rather than using your barcode
- Map-It feature--Libraries with the
item available are shown on the Google map
- Easier-to-use mobile catalog
All three libraries will be
closed Thursday, May 15,
to complete the transition to the new system.
you have any questions, please ask staff.
Thank you for your patience
Marilyn Lash, Publicity Specialist
St. Mary's County Library