CENTRAL ELGIN / ST. THOMAS, ON – St. Thomas Public Library and Elgin County Library are pleased to announce that the Sierra Library Services Platform will be launched at both libraries effective December 16th. Users at both libraries will now have a new and dynamic tool to access and request loans for library materials in all formats. Enhanced features of the new system include better mobile display and the ability to integrate collections, databases and programs under one search.
The launch of the new system is part of a regional partnership between St. Thomas and Elgin County Libraries with London Public Library acting as host to the software. Middlesex County Library is also launching the Sierra system this month. Library patrons in the region will therefore have a similar online experience and will benefit from greater integration of resources through existing reciprocal borrowing agreements between the libraries.
“We are pleased to participate in this regional partnership and to offer the next generation of library software to our patrons which will make it even easier to access all of the fantastic resources our libraries have to offer,” states Elgin County Warden Bernie Wiehle.
“The Sierra Library Services Platform will not only improve our customers’ library experience, but will enhance productivity and improve workflow for library staff. We are thrilled to be able to partner with our neighbouring libraries on this exciting project,” says Greg Grondin, St. Thomas Public Library Board Chair.
A formal launch event will take place at 9:30 am on Friday, December 18th at St. Thomas Public Library, 153 Curtis Street, St. Thomas. Members of the media and public are encouraged to attend.
For further information contact:
Laura Molnar, Library Coordinator
Elgin County Library
519-631-1460 x 109
Sarah Macintyre, Systems & Support Services Librarian
St. Thomas Public Library
519-631-6050 x 8022