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New Features in Library Catalog

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We’ve recently added some new features in our library catalog: new releases and coming soon! These new features can be found right on the main page of the catalog. In the center of the page just below the search bar are four carousels that show newly released books at both Dundee and Randall Oaks. The four carousels are: New Adult Fiction Books, New Adult Nonfiction Books, New Children’s Fiction, Picture Books, and Easy Readers, and New Teen Books. Each carousel has the 50 newest books we’ve added from late 2018 or 2019 thus far. Clicking on a title will take to you to the record for that specific item and from there you can read more about the book, check its availability, and place the book on hold.

New releases carousels on FRVPLD catalog

On the left side of the catalog’s main page, just below “Catalog Home,” are two “Coming Soon” tabs: one for Dundee and one for Randall Oaks. In each tab, there are several categories: Adult Books, Teen Books, Children’s Books, Adult audio/video materials, and Children’s audio/video materials. Clicking on a category will bring you to a list of items that the library has ordered that have not yet been released but are coming soon. You can place a hold on any item on the list by clicking on “Place Hold” to the right of the title.

Coming soon tabs on FRVPLD catalog

These streamlined collections/lists of items will make it easier for patrons and staff to view and place holds on the newest and soon-to-be-released items. Our hope is that this will help make the catalog more browsable and user friendly. If you have any questions or comments about these features or the library catalog in general, please don’t hesitate to call us at 847-428-3661, email us at libraryhelp@frvpld.info, or stop by either the Dundee Library or the Randall Oaks library.