Duncanville Public Library Prepares to Upgrade Patron Online Interface

Duncanville, TX - On Monday May 6, 2019 the Duncanville Public Library is switching over to a new Integrated Library System that will provide a robust, user-friendly online experience for patrons.

The web-based software manages the library catalog, circulation, patron accounts, library materials cataloging and records librarymanagement. Not only will users benefit from the latest library technology, but it also improves back end functionality to make facilitation of library services more efficient and streamlined. Patron accounts will feature automatic renewals, push notifications with reminders and the ability to search the e-books catalog.

Below are a few of the new features patrons can expect:

  • · Automated renewals
  • · Text notifications
  • · Option to receive notifications in English or Spanish
  • · Suggest books through the catalog and get staff responses
  • · Browse the displays from home
  • · Browse the items in the New area from home
  • · Parents can view their children’s checkouts without having to log in separately
  • · Make your own lists and view staff-created lists
  • · Get notified when it’s almost time to renew your card
  • · If Overdrive has items that fit your search, you’ll see that at the top of the page
  • · “Did you mean” feature in search results
  • · Limit search to currently available items
  • · View – and clear – your PAC search history (only when logged into your own account)
  • · If you typically only use e-resources, that activity will  be recognized in the Integrated Library System so that we know you’re an active patron
  • · Staff have a lot more options for customization and making things work better

April M. Reiling

Public Information Officer (PIO)

203 E. Wheatland Road

Duncanville, TX 75138-0280

(P) 972.780.5043