(KCPW News) The Salt Lake City Library is becoming a little more user friendly. This week, it adopted a new online catalog the library says will be easier and more fun to use. Library Senior Creative Producer Andrew Shaw says the Bibliocommons system will do all of the traditional things, like renew and place books on hold, along with several new additions.
“You can keep track of what you’ve read, you can keep track of what you want to read or what movies you want to watch,” he explains. “You can access other people’s lists of their favorites. You can create your own list, so if you have your list of favorite movies or you can also create a great list of movies for six year olds and learn from other people in your community through our catalog.”
Shaw says visitors to the library will also notice it’s adapting to e-readers in the coming months. He says circulation for traditional materials like books and DVDs is decreasing while the demand for e-content is on the rise.
“We don’t consider the library only the six locations that we have. We have a gorgeous building,we have six gorgeous buildings,but we also know that the library needs to be in the homes of everybody who helps pay toward it and so we offer this e-content that people expect to see from their public library now. We keep moving more funds in that direction to make sure that the needs are met,” he says.
Two new libraries are coming to Salt Lake City by 2014, one in Glendale, the other in Marmalade.
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