Alloway Library's online eLibrary will be unavailable starting at 6:00 PM this Saturday (October 24.) Our software is scheduled for an extensive rebuild of all items in the catalogue and it will take several hours to complete.
"It's the first time we've done this and I'm hoping everything will run smoothly and the system will come back up as it's supposed to," noted Alloway Library's System Administrator Shirley Lee. She anticipates that the library catalogue will be accessible again by Sunday morning.
This rebuild is required in order to activate time-saving features which will enable staff to search for and modify items in the collection using various characteristics such as item type, category, location, and circulation activity.
Other databases, including JSTOR, EBSCOhost and others will not be affected during this upgrade of the library's catalogue.