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Starting September 30th the library will be using a new automation system, a hosted Koha ZOOM solution, the new open-source integrated library system that has been attracting a lot of interest in the library community. The Library has contracted with LibLime for data migration, support and training on the Koha system. Our database of over 65,000 items will be hosted off-site at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The library will be closed on Monday, September 29th for the implementation.

As you check out a book or go to our online catalog you will probably notice some changes. The new online catalog has more features than our old one, and we think you will find it is easier to use. Please let us know if you have any questions about how to use the new system. And please be patient with us as we make the transition from the old system, there will no doubt be some problems that crop up in the early days.

Computer Learning

The Highland Park Public Library offers "TECH NIGHT" programs. Classes are sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Past TECH Night program: Understanding Information Security (March 2007 PowerPoint presentation). Links for our Teen Webmaster Class: HTML and CSS Links.

Computer Access

The Highland Park Public Library offers a full selection of computerized tools for every research need. These services include the online library catalog, Internet access for adults and children, word processors (with MicroSoft Office), wireless internet access and a menu of searchable online databases.

Internet Access for Children

Children who are ten years and under must use the Children's Room computers. There is no time limit but users must be willing to use a fair amount of time. Parents who are in the library with small children may use the computers in the Children's Room for a limited amount of time.

Internet Access for Adults

Anyone is welcome to use the Internet. All you need is to request a random password from the Reference Librarian or the Circulation Desk. Users are allowed 30 minutes per day of Internet access. Email can be sent and received, with attachments. Short term word processing is also available at the Internet stations (Open Office), and floppy disks and USB storage can be used.

Library Catalog

Look for books from home and at the Library with the Online Catalog. Place holds on books that are not currently checked in, renew your books and review a list of books that you have out or may be overdue.

Word Processors

Three word processors are available for one hour per day per person. Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe Acrobat are available, as well as Windows Media Player. You can call for an appointment or stop by the Library and sign up for time slots.

Library Databases

The library offers research databases not generally available on the Internet. Access these resources from the library website anytime from any location at the Databases page.

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