In early December, the Library System will be completing the installation of the new system, CARL•X from The Library Corporation.

SCLSNJ’s new checkout and catalog system will offer:

  • easier searching yielding more relevant results
  • innovative account management features
  • effortless integration with eBooks and eAudio
  • a librarian-curated kids catalog
  • an intuitive layout and user experience
  • and more!

All ten SCLSNJ branches will be closed December 2, 3, and 4 for the necessary upgrade.

SCLSNJ's Technical Services Manager Rebecca Sandoval

“Our new checkout and catalog system will allow our patrons to search for what they want – in any format – easier and more effectively. Plus, the new system utilizes a more pleasing and user-friendly interface. I am most excited for what this upgrade means for eCollection readers. If you are an eBook or eAudiobook reader, downloading your next read will now be only one click away!”

Rebecca Sandoval, SCLSNJ Technical Services Manager

SCLSNJ's Director of Operations Lynn Hoffman“We think patrons are really going to love the new catalog system. People who are accustomed to shopping for products online will find it has a very familiar feel. And our Library power users will find a host of new features that will make them even better at searching the catalog.”

Lynn Hoffman, SCLSNJ Director of Operations

Yvonne Selander, collection development manager“I can’t wait to be able to see ALL my holds and checkouts in the same place! With our new integrated catalog, all your books and eBooks will be available to view once you login to your account. Want to download an eBook from the new catalog? If the item is checked in you’ll be able to download the eBook without having to leave the catalog. The seamless integration of our digital and physical collections is one of the features I am most looking forward to in December.”

Yvonne Selander, SCLSNJ Collection Development Manager

Rich Loomis, digital services manager“Our new checkout and catalog system makes locating your next book, DVD, or other items effortless and fun. It is designed with mobile experience in mind and offers a host of self-service options for you including paying fines online, updating account information, and sharing reading lists or saved searches with your friends. Our new system also integrates with many of our popular resources such as eBooks and online magazines. You can even tag your own items to make finding them later a breeze.”

Rich Loomis, SCLSNJ digital services manager