Overdue Fines to Change

Effective September 1st, 2014

Library fines for overdue items will be increasing

from 20 cents per day to 25 cents per day per item.

The maximum overdue fine will remain $6.00 per item.

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FOL Book Discussion @ Foster: "Blue Diary"

The San Buenaventura Friends of the Library will be hosting their monthly book discussion next week on Saturday, September 6, at 10 a.m.

This month's title is Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman, and the discussion is open to the public. The FOL book club reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles, and is always looking for new members!

This free event will be held in E.P. Foster Library's Topping Room. We hope to see you there!

College Planning @ Foster

Next week on Wednesday, September 3, special guest speaker Linda Kapala will be visiting E.P. Foster Library for a discussion on planning for college.

At this free event you will learn how to choose the right college, finance a college education, fill out applications, and much, much more!

The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Topping Room. Stop by if you'd like to learn more about continuing your education!

New - Movies, Music and More!

 

What is hoopla?

It's Ventura County Library's
new digital streaming service.

Borrow up to 8 items each month,
movies, music, television shows and audiobooks.

All you need to get started is your library card.  Login, sign up, and start enjoying hoopla!

Enjoy on your PC, tablet or phone.
Yes, there's an app for that.

Upgrades to OverDrive Digital Books

  •  * Suspend Your Hold
    Don't miss out on that book you have been waiting for!
  •  
    * Hold Auto Checkout
    You will be notified when your book is on your account bookshelf.

 * "Recommended for You" Collection
Titles recommended for you based on titles currently checked out or on hold.

 * Maturity Settings
Customize your browsing history based on content maturity level.

 * "And" Boolean Searching
Improve the relevancy of your search results.

ReferenceUSA Online Training coming in September

 

 

ReferenceUSA Webcasts

ReferenceUSA, a valuable database for job hunters and anyone starting a new business, is offering online training in September.

These hour-long classes will help new users get started and provide a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Classes are: 

  • Search Essentials
  • Discover the Hidden Job Market
  • Big Data and Mapping
 
  • Start, Manage and Grow Your Business 
  • Consumer Data
  • US Business Historical Data

Schedule for all classes here                To register click here

Try our new library catalog!

 

We have launched our new catalog.  Try it now!

The new catalog, called "Enterprise", has a more efficient search than our "Classic Catalog".

After your initial search, see the left sidebar of the search results for filters (include or exclude): authors, other titles, publication year, languages, library, series, etc.

We welcome your feedback - tell us what you think!
Send your comments to: library.postmaster@ventura.org

For our patrons who wish to download books: Search with the default setting ("Everything"), you can then limit results to ebook and eaudiobook content by selecting/checking the eBook, eAudiobook, Electronic Resources, etc. filter under "Format" in the left sidebar.

"Classic Catalog" is still available with the link below our logo in the upper left corner.

We welcome your feedback - please take our short survey!

The County of Ventura has set forth goals to improve citizen satisfaction in delivery of public services.
Please take our short survey to let us know how we are doing at Ventura County Library.

Thank you in advance for your time!

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