Orem Public Library will be switching to a new library catalog in December. What does this mean for you? Most of the information from our old library system will be transferred automatically. However, there are two scenarios that will require you to take action to ensure you have a smooth transition.

1. Multiple Library Cards

Starting in December, library accounts will no longer be able to use multiple library card barcodes. If you have more than one barcode attached to your account, you must talk to our staff at the circulation desk located at the main entrance of the library, and they will help you decide which card to transfer to the new system. Here are a few examples of library accounts with multiple library cards:

  • A non-resident account with a separate card for a spouse or children (note: this does not apply to a usual Orem resident account. If you and your spouse or children have their cards, they are under separate accounts).
  • An account with a Provo Library barcode in addition to an Orem Library barcode.

If you are not sure or don’t remember if you have multiple library cards in your account, ask us and we’ll double-check for you. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

2. Lists in the Old Catalog

When you log into your current library account, there is a feature called “My Lists” at the top of the screen which allows you to save library items in a list format. While lists will be a part of the new library system, any lists you have created in your current library account will not transfer over to the new system. If you wish to have a copy of your current lists, you will need to email or print your current lists before December 5. To do this, log into your account, go to “My Lists,” select the list you want to save, click “Select an Action” at the top of the list, and choose to either email or print it. 

Preparing for the New Catalog

For those who worry about change, your librarians are here to help! We are working to make the transition as smooth as possible, and our staff will be available to answer your questions as you prepare for the new library catalog and once the system is in place.

Written by Anthony, Administration