UPDATE Things will be a little weird next week! We plan on going LIVE with the Missouri Evergreen System on Thursday, September 9th! BUT – – – our system will be in “frozen mode” Tuesday, Sept 7 and Wednesday, Sept 8 – you won’t have access to your online account. The last day to place holds on your current accounts will be THIS Saturday, September 4th. You will be able to resume placing holds on Thursday, September 9th. (Current pending holds will transfer over to the new system.) We will begin resource sharing with ALL of the other awesome libraries in the consortium on Monday, September 27th! (They advise that we need to get all the bugs out first.) You won’t have access to your loan history soon either, so if you want help accessing that to save or print, just ask us for help. 573-364-2604 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your patience. This migration is a lot of work but it’s going to be WORTH IT. More info here: https://rollapubliclibrary.org/missouri-evergreen/
Rolla, MO August 4, 2021
The Rolla Public Library will be joining the Missouri Evergreen Library consortium beginning Thursday, September 9th, 2021. The library will have a new online catalog system and loaning consortium which includes 52 library systems in Missouri, including 136 library branches and 3.6 million items!
The library will still have the same high quality materials at their Rolla location as well as through the Overdrive/Libby app and they will continue accepting and filling patron requests. In addition, their online catalog will include items from all consortium libraries. Inter-library loan in the consortium will be very quick and easy for patrons and staff. Patrons may place holds on consortium library items themselves through the online catalog and items will arrive usually within a week or less. Rolla Public Library patrons will have speedy access to millions of library items beyond their local library and staff are very excited to introduce patrons to the Missouri Evergreen consortium.
There will be a brief period of time when the library will have some service limitations before the Missouri Evergreen live date of September 9th. Between Monday, August 30th and the end of the day Wednesday, September 8th, the library will only be able to check out available materials to patrons. During that time of migration to the new system, no new items will be added to the collection, no holds will be filled, and no items will be checked in although they will still collect item returns and will store these until the consortium live date for check in.
If you have any questions about the new changes, please ask at the library or email the library director Rebecca Buckley at email@example.com.
If you would like to know more about the Missouri Evergreen consortium and see their list of library members, visit their website at Missouri Evergreen Libraries. This migration will be a game-changer for the Rolla Public Library. The library board determined this decision to be a smart move forward to expand Rolla Public Library’s collection and services as well as being a way to save money, increase collection circulation and satisfy loyal patrons.
The Rolla Public Library director and staff would ask that library users please be patient with them as they learn new technology and a new way to deal with an expected sharp increase in circulation and interlibrary loans.
The Rolla Public Library is located at 900 N. Pine Street in downtown Rolla. City residents can get a library card for no charge and non-city residents can get an annual household membership for $20 per year. This membership now includes access to the Missouri Evergreen consortium as well as the Missouri Libraries 2 Go consortium for ebooks and other digital resources. The library does have a limited number of non-residency fee waivers thanks to a local donation, so feel free to ask a staff member about this option if it would benefit you. Consider joining the Rolla Public Library. Their collection and staff are a valuable resource in the Rolla community.