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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month and the Ventura County Library (VCL) wants to make sure all residents of Ventura County have the smartest card of all – a library card.

“Your library card is the most important school supply of all,” says Library Director, Jackie Griffin.  “There’s a lot happening at Ventura County Library, and the best part for both children and parents, is that it’s all free with a library card.”

Getting a library card is easy.  Visit a Ventura County Library, complete the library card application form and present it at the circulation desk along with picture identification showing your current street address.

VCL - the place to go when you want to know!

10th Anniversary of September 11th - Memorial Ceremony

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, the public is invited to pay their respects in remembrance of the firefighters, peace officers, military personnel and civilians who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony is being presented by the Ventura County Emergency Planning Council at the Ventura County Government Center.

The ceremony will include the traditional Bell Ceremony, a flag ceremony, a helicopter flyover, bagpipes and other musical tributes.

The ceremony will be held from 11am to 12 noon on the lawn between the Law Enforcement, Firefighter's and Veteran's memorial. Free parking.

Library Lad joins our staff bloggers!

Have you seen our staff blogs?  We welcome Library Lad's Blog to our website!

Along with Staff Picks and Ace of Reads' Infinite Book List, Library Lad's Blog is found under Special Interests > Books & Reading. 

Don't want to miss a post? Subscribe to these newsletter lists and much more on our Newsletters & Booklists page, also found under Special Interests > Books & Reading. Enjoy!

Upgrade complete! eLibrary resources are now available!

Thank you for your patience during our systems and computer services delivery upgrade.

Our catalog, public internet labs, wireless and self-checks are all back up and operational.

The eLibrary page resources are now also available!

Major systems upgrade = 2 days of downtime (June 21 & 22)

Ventura County Library will be conducting a computer systems upgrade that will impact all online access and computer use at the Ventura County Libraries.

Starting early June 21 through June 22, 2011, all online services will be unavailable. This includes the online catalog, express checkouts, wireless and database access. All public internet labs will be closed.

Access to this website, will not be interrupted, but the online catalog and databases will be unavailable.

While online services will be interrupted, Ventura County Libraries will remain open and library staff will be available to assist during the downtime. 

Computer labs, wireless and in-library catalogs are back up!

Ventura County Library has completed the move of their systemwide network and related hardware.

Our public computer labs, wireless access and in-library catalogs are all back up and running.

From all of us: THANK YOU for your patience!

March is Women's History Month

This year's Women's History Month theme recognizes women's tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries. Explore the history of generations of women whose commitment to nature and humanity have proved invaluable to society.

Gale PowerSearch on our eLibrary page is a great place to start along with Biography In Context, the U.S. & World History In Context and World Book.

Our photo is of Aviator Amelia Earhart. 

Computer Down time at Ventura County Library locations

Ventura County Library will be conducting the final phase of the systemwide computer hardware move that impacts computer use at the Ventura County Libraries. The move is a result of the Library's consolidation of Administration, Support and Children's Services offices to one location.

Beginning Thursday, February 24, 2011 and continuing through Thursday, March 3, 2011, online capable computers including public internet, wireless and the in-library catalog will not be available for public use.

Home access to the Ventura County Library website, will not be affected.

Library staff will be available to assist in finding items during the transition. All Ventura County Library locations are impacted. We thank you for your patience!

Computer Labs Re-open Tuesday

Ventura County Library computer labs will re-open Tuesday, 28 December!

Home access to the Ventura County Library website, has not been affected.

The libraries impacted by this are: Avenue, Fillmore, E.P. Foster, Meiners Oaks, Oak Park, Oak View, Ojai, Piru, Ray D. Prueter, Saticoy, Simi Valley and Soliz-El Rio.

Thank you for your patience!

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