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MAPL Library Software System Upgrade

Upgrade Library Software

We’re upgrading our systems in a big way! This June, we’re making it easier to search the library catalog, find new materials, and improve your library experience. The new catalog is more intuitive and user friendly, and will make it easier than ever to find what you’re looking for, manage your account, and to discover new things along the way!

What follows is a collection of the things you need to know about the new system and how we’re rolling it out, so check back often to learn the latest and greatest news, important dates, and any steps you may need to take. While some interruption is unavoidable, we hope to minimize any disruption that the upgrade will cause. We anticipate the impact to be limited to June 4-13.

TimelineNew FeaturesPatron StepsQ & ASubmit a Question

— Timeline —

May 1, 2024: Due dates for items due back between June 1st and June 13th will be automatically extended to June 22nd. Any library cards that expire in June will be extended into July.

June 4, 2024: Conversion to the new system begins! It will take 10 days to complete the full conversion of all patron and bibliographic data.

Between Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 12 the following limitations will be in effect:

Thursday, June 13, 2024: The new system launches complete with a redesigned library catalog and updated library app.

— New Features —

We’ll be posting highlights of our new online catalog’s features here and on our social media pages so be sure to check back often to discover what you’ll be able to do in the new system!

Here’s a sneak peek showing the results of an item search. Note how all of the variations "roll-up" allowing you to see books, large print, audiobooks, and other variants at a glance:

— Patron Steps —

Coming soon, we’ll be sharing a few key tips on how to make shifting to a new library catalog the smoothest it can be. Learn how to export and share your personal lists, and more!

— Q & A —

Will I need a new library card?
- Nope! Your existing library card will work just fine in the new system.

Can I still borrow ebooks and other digital content?
- Any service that requires authentication (where you have to sign in with your library card and PIN), such as eLibraryNJ / Libby or hoopla, will remain available during the entire upgrade.

— Don’t see the answer to your question here? —

Are you a library power user who wants to know all the details? A new patron curious about what’s going on? If this page didn’t answer your questions already, please send us a question via email to and we’ll be happy to add it to our Q & A section. If you’re wondering something, other patrons are probably wondering about it, too!

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