Springfield Town Library…Reinvented. Your Library has a whole new look this summer, with a new web site and a new computer system. It may take all of us a little while to get used to everything, but we think you’ll be very pleased with the changes.
Our new web site is a portal to all of the extensive resources and services the Library offers. From here, you can search our new online catalog, take free online classes, download digital media, use an online database, and find links to local, state, national and international web sites.
The Library also has a brand new computer system. As a founding member of the Catamount Library Network, we’ve transitioned to Koha, an open source Integrated Library System. The on-screen interface looks different, but searching the catalog is easier and produces better results. You can request things directly from any of the five Catamount libraries with over 250,000 books and other items, and pick them up right here. You have more flexibility and control over your own library account. You can build “shopping carts” and “tag clouds,” and many more options are now available. The standard loan period is still three weeks, but newer materials are now due back in two weeks. And overdue fines have increased for the first time in 25 years, from 10¢ per day to 25¢ per day for adult materials, and from 5¢ per day to 15¢ per day for children’s materials.