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Try our new library catalog!

 

We have launched our new catalog.  Try it right 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.

April Staff Picks!

    Each month, our staff sends in a list of their favorite books, DVDs, and children's materials they recommend.

See something you like? When viewing the list, click on the "Check Library Catalog" link to be taken directly to our catalog. Then, sign in and place a hold request to have the item brought to your local library for pick up!

Can't remember to check the list? You can sign up to receive this and many other book recommendation lists directly into your email box at our "Newsletter & Booklists" page found under Special Interests (on the left side of this page) > Books & Reading > Staff Picks.

Enjoy!

February Staff Picks!

Each month, our staff sends in a list of their favorite books, DVDs, children's and young adult materials they recommend.

See something you like? When viewing the list, click on the "Check Library Catalog" link to be taken directly to our catalog. Then, sign in and place a hold request to have the item brought to your local library for pick up!

Can't remember to check the list? You can sign up to receive this and many other book recommendation lists directly into your email box at our "Newsletter & Booklists" page found under Special Interests (on the left side of this page) > Books & Reading > Staff Picks.

Enjoy!

We have a new catalog in the works! Why not give it a try?

We have launched a beta version of our new Catalog! We are quite excited about it as it has new and more efficient search capabilities than our Classic Catalog.

Once in our classic catalog, find the new catalog by clicking on the tab in the upper right (see <== image). 

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.

As always, you can request an item and log into your account.

It is a work in progress and we encourage your feedback and participation. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Send your comments to: library.postmaster@ventura.org

For our patrons who wish to download books: By searching 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.

First Staff Picks of the New Year!

Each month, our staff sends in a list of their favorite books, DVDs, children's and young adult materials they recommend.

See something you like? When viewing the list, click on the "Check Library Catalog" link to be taken directly to our catalog. Then, sign in and place a hold request to have the item brought to your local library for pick up!

Can't remember to check the list? You can sign up to receive this and many other book recommendation lists directly into your email box at our "Newsletter & Booklists" page found under Special Interests (on the left side of this page) > Books & Reading > Staff Picks.

Enjoy!

September 26th: our Catalog is back up!

Our scheduled upgrade is complete! Our Library Catalog is now available! 

Our website and our eLibrary page are also available. 
 

Thank you for your patience!

This is National Library Week! April 14 - 20

April 14 – 20 is National Library Week. In addition to celebrating our physical library locations, this year, Ventura County Library features online resources found in the Ventura County eLibrary.

Ventura County eLibrary offers library card holders over 18,000 free downloadable books, 105 free online magazine subscriptions, almost 3 million free downloadable music tracks, and over 12,000 streaming videos. Additionally, newspapers, encyclopedias, and phone books are all available free, online. Language instruction, career and resume help, practice tests, legal forms, and auto repair are just a few more of the resources available online at no charge.

Our eLibrary is an online branch that’s open 24/7.

Try some free databases, available this week only!

Celebrate National Library Week, and you’ll discover the best story in the library is the library.

Staff Recommendations

Each month, we publish a new list of our Staff Picks: books, ebooks, books on CD, DVDs, picture books, children's and young adult books that our staff members recommend.

Can't remember to check the list? You can sign up to receive this and many other book recommendation lists directly into your email box at our "Newsletter & Booklists" page found at: http://www.vencolibrary.org/ > Special Interests > Books & Reading > Staff Picks.

See something you like? When viewing the list, click on the "Check Library Catalog" link to be taken directly to our catalog, where you can sign in and place a hold request to have the item brought to your local library for pick up! Enjoy!

A new Library Lad!

Grab your favorite beverage and sit down to enjoy the latest Library Lad, which comes out every other week or so.

Need to catch up? Find past Library Lad columns in the Library Lad's Blog Archive. Of course, you can be sure to get each blog by subscribing!

Happy reading!

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