New Integrated Library System May 2017

New Online Public Catalog and More  –  Coming in May 2017

Libraries fulfill diverse and ever-changing interests and needs of the communities they serve. As our Merrimack Valley Library Consortium adapts to these needs, the Manchester Public Library will be moving forward implementing a new resource of updated functionality and improved features to provide our patrons with increased access to information. Starting next month, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium will be adopting a new integrated library system called SirsiDynix Symphony.

SirsiDynix has created industry-leading tools to allow library technology to work harder and better for our patrons. One of the biggest improvements to come will be the brand new online public catalog. SirsiDynix will provide a user friendly, attractive and serviceable catalog to make managing your library account and sorting through the library’s database even more enjoyable.

As part of the transfer to SirsiDynix Symphony, most library services will be suspended for a short time. Between Monday, May 15th to Wednesday, May 17th, other than being able to check out items from the library and limited access to the library’s online public catalog, many services normally available will be suspended. These services include managing your library account, placing or receiving requests on items to be held, the Commonwealth Catalog, and registering as a new patron. This delay in service will also include our inability to check in borrowed items to be taken off your account.

Because of the library’s limited space available for storage, if possible we ask during the offline period to refrain from returning borrowed library material until Thursday, May 18th. The library does not charge overdue fines, so any material brought back on or after this date will not be susceptible to a fee.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this short transition period to give us time to integrate this great new system. We hope you will enjoy the new services and all they have to offer!

If you have any questions about SirsiDynix Symphony or the services that will be unavailable during the offline dates, please contact the Library at 978-526-7711.