The Vancouver Island Regional Library catalogue will be temporarily unavailable Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. to Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. as the library introduces a new catalogue to customers and staff.
Customers will not be able to access their library accounts online or make payments during this time. The downtime is needed as a part of a software upgrade and to transition customer records to the new catalogue.
To assist VIRL staff with the transition, all branches will be closed on Oct. 13. Branch staff will still be available by phone and e-mail to help library customers.
The new catalogue replaces previous software and includes features designed to make searching and digital resources, such as e-books, simpler and easier to access.
The new catalogue will be online and available to customers at 10 a.m. on Oct. 14.
Customers who have created lists in either BiblioCommons or the library’s legacy catalogue, HIP, are encouraged to visit virl.bc.ca/new-catalogue to learn how to migrate their lists as these will not be carried over automatically.
For more information about the new catalogue, please visit virl.bc.ca/new-catalogue.