SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library is transitioning to a new, integrated library computer software system that will run all library operations, from ordering and cataloging new materials, to finding and circulating materials.
When doors re-open on April 1, library patrons will find a whole new interface on the online public catalog (PAC). The responsive web design will automatically scale to accommodate display sizes ranging from smartphones to tablets to large touch screen computer monitors.
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.
Library Director Susan Permahos said, “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.”