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Pickaway County District Public Library
Library’s Online Catalog Bigger Than Before

The Pickaway County District Public Library is now sharing an online catalog with 10 other libraries, including Columbus Metropolitan Library, Worthington Libraries and Southwest Public Libraries.

This partnership through the Central Library Consortium (CLC) serves 1.4 million residents across six counties with nearly 1.2 million unique titles, doubling the number of titles previously offered in the online catalog.

Pickaway County Library patrons are encouraged to place holds online, especially for the newest releases of books and movies. Pickaway County patrons have first access to locally-owned items, so don’t let your place in the holds queue alarm you, especially for the newest releases.

For instance, you might be number 403 on hold for the newest Nora Roberts book, but number four on hold among Pickaway County patrons. Since Pickaway County owns three copies of the book, you should receive a copy within three weeks of the book’s release, provided other borrowers return their books on time. Once all of Pickaway County’s holds have been filled for a particular title, the item is then available to fill hold requests at other CLC libraries.

Online patron records are now correct for the titles checked out, items on hold and fines/fees. If you need assistance viewing your account online, visit your local library and ask for assistance.

The CLC is a 25-year-old partnership among library systems who share materials, resources, servers, licenses, group purchases and even staff while remaining strong, independent library systems. Libraries in the consortium include: Pickaway County District Public Library, Alexandria, Columbus, Fairfield County, Grandview Heights, Marysville, Pickerington, Plain City, Southwest, Wagnalls Memorial and Worthington.

Please contact the Pickaway County Library if you want more information. Main Library, 1160 N. Court Street, Circleville, OH 43113; 740-477-1644; Floyd E. Younkin Branch, 51 Long Street, Ashville, OH 43103; 740-983-8856

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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