Vancouver Island Regional Library redesigns user friendly website

New Vancouver Island Regional Library website more user friendly.

Vancouver Island Regional Library’s website is getting a new look and new features.

The organization has redesigned its site with a number of new features including improved search capabilities, cover art, staff pick pages and the inclusion of social networking features that allow people to write reviews and comment on library items.

The catalogue portion of the redesign has been live for several months and can be found by clicking on the new catalogue link on the main site – www.virl.bc.ca.

Marianne van Toor, library spokeswoman, said the homepage is also being redesigned to make it easier to navigate, look more colourful and modern. VIRL hopes to launch the complete website redesign in mid-July.

New users can login with their 14-digit library card and four-digit code to setup a username and password.

VIRL also recently received $10,000 from the provincial Francophone Affairs Program to increase its French materials.