Monday, July 31, 2006

Accessing Databases

This is the Next New Thing in our gradual computer system upgrade: if all goes well, beginning some time tomorrow (Tuesday) you will be able to get in to all of the databases simply by logging in with your library card. About half of all our database usage is what we call 'remote', by users outside the library, so this is going to make life simpler for a lot of people.

Logging in once each time will get you into all the databases as well as to check for your holds, renew your books, etc. Watch for it.

When you do log in, please click on 'Modify Personal Information' to make sure we have your current phone number and email address, and tell us whether you will prefer to get your notices by email, phone, or snailmail. Email notices are coming soon, and we are collecting the data we will need to do it.

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