The Library will be closed Wednesday, October 6 for staff training for a new online catalog that will debut in mid-December. The Library's website http://library.ci.arcadia.ca.us will still be available, including the catalog and the many free electronic resources, (including full-text articles). "We are very excited about implementing this new Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS) called Koha" said Director of Library and Museum Services Director Carolyn Garner-Reagan. "This system will have many new features for Library patrons and at a much lower annual cost than our current system. We are also very pleased to be one of two libraries in California to receive funding for the data conversion portion of the Open Source Open Libraries project (http://opensource.califa.org) and funding from the City for the necessary new hardware."
Regular hours will resume on Thursday, October 7, 2010.