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I have been diligently taking screenshots, but haven’t posted any. Maybe someday I’ll do a ridiculously-long-screenshot-smorgasbord-feststravaganza!

What I AM rather enamored with right now is the online hold system at my local public library. I have recently changed local library systems, and there are so many things I miss about my previous, big-city system. However, one thing this new little guy has is a hold system where I can put holds on hold or enable them at a later date.


If you don’t realize how awesome that is, just think about it.

I’m on the list for Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna. I near the top of the list, and there are a few people behind me. I went out of town to visit family for Christmas and kept watching my name creep up higher and higher on the list. OH NO! What if I reach the top of the list while I’m out of town, and I don’t get back in time to claim my book?! What if I reach the top of the list while I’m out of town, don’t get back in time to claim my book, make the poor person behind me wait unnecessarily, AND then have to get BACK on the list at the very bottom? Yeah, those things would suck, BUT I can put my hold on hold, and choose when I want to enable it again. It’s like putting your Netflix queue on hold, but you can do it BY ITEM. So, right now, I’m still actively on the list for the item I’m 12th in line for, but put a hold on the hold that I’m 2nd in line for. SEE?! Isn’t that AWESOME?

SEE?! - No? Click on me, I get bigger

These are the people that made the ILS: Polaris Library Systems.

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