Mid-Hudson Library System
103 Market Street  |  Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  |  845.471.6060  |  fax 845.454.5940  |  http://midhudson.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Rebekkah Smith, Coordinator of Community Relations
Mid-Hudson Library System
845.471.6060 x39

OR

Bonny Corrado, Director
Tivoli Free Library
845.757.3771
 

                       

May 25, 2001

Request a book with your library card….from home

New service allows library cardholders to reserve titles from home for later pick-up

(Poughkeepsie, NY) – Your library card just got more powerful. The public libraries in

the Mid-Hudson Library System have turned on “Request a Title.” If  you are a

resident of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam or Ulster county and have a  valid

library card and Internet access, you can locate library materials from your home,  office

or school and once you find the title you want, reserve it online for pick-up later at a

public library of your choosing. By going to their public library’s homepage, cardholders

simply search the library catalog, enter their library card number and their personal

password, and Request a Title.

            “We’re giving our cardholder’s the power to select a title, place a reserve, and

then choose the library where they can pick-up the item,” said Bonny Corrado, Director

of the Tivoli Free Library. “Inside the library or out, cardholders have the ability to

Request a Title. And with access in the library and from home or school or office, it just

can’t get more convenient than this.”

            Through functionality of software from the Library Division of Geac, a

Massachusetts-based library software provider, the Mid-Hudson Library System offers

cardholders access to the books, videos, CDs, and other library materials housed in any

one of the 65 public libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System service area.

Cardholders can also check if they have items overdue at the library, check on titles

they have placed on reserve, and view their account information. Screen displays can

be printed for future reference.

            The Request a Title service is the second at-home library service available to

area cardholders. Late last year HomeAccess was made available. HomeAccess allows

library cardholders to access their public library’s Internet reference services from

home, school or office. Go to your library’s homepage, click on the HomeAccess logo,

enter your library card number and you have access to thousands of newspaper and

magazine  articles that can be viewed on the screen, printed, or e-mailed.

            Request a Title service is available to public library cardholders served by the

Mid-Hudson Library System. If you’re a resident of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene,

Putnam or Ulster counties, visit your local library to sign up for your library card. If you

already have a library card, log on to your public library’s home page (list attached) and

Request a Title!


Home pages of libraries for Request a Title

Amenia

amenia.lib.ny.us

Athens

evarts.athens.lib.ny.us

Beacon

howland.beacon.lib.ny.us

Beekman

beekmanlibrary.org

Brewster

www.brewsterlibrary.org

Cairo

cairo.lib.ny.us

Canaan

canaan.lib.ny.us

Carmel

reed.carmel.lib.ny.us

Catskill

catskill.lib.ny.us

Chatham

chatham.lib.ny.us

Claverack

claverack.lib.ny.us

Clinton Corners

clinton.lib.ny.us

Clintondale branch

highlandlibrary.org/hplhome.htm

Cold Spring

butterfield.coldspring.lib.ny.us

Coxsackie

www.hml.lib.ny.us

Dover Plains

dover.lib.ny.us

East Fishkill

eastfishkill.lib.ny.us

Fishkill

blodgett.fishkill.lib.ny.us

Garrison

dfl.garrison.ny.us

Germantown

germantown.lib.ny.us

Greenville

greenville.lib.ny.us

Haines Falls

hainesfalls.lib.ny.us

Highland

highlandlibrary.org/hplhome.htm

Hillsdale

www.hillsdalepubliclibrary.org

Hudson

hudson.lib.ny.us

Hunter

hunter.lib.ny.us

Hurley

hurley.lib.ny.us

Hyde Park

hydepark.lib.ny.us

Kent

kentlibrary.org

Kinderhook

www.oklibrary.org

Kingston

www.kingstonlibrary.org

LaGrange

laglib.org

Livingston

livingston.lib.ny.us

Mahopac

www.mahopaclibrary.org

Marlboro

www.marlborolibrary.org

Millbrook

millbrooklibrary.org

Milton

hallock.milton.lib.ny.us

Plattekill

plattekill.lib.ny.us

New Lebanon

www.taconic.net/newlebanon

New Paltz

elting.newpaltz.lib.ny.us

North Chatham

northchatham.lib.ny.us

Northeast-Millerton

nemillertonlibrary.org

Palenville

catskill.lib.ny.us

Patterson

pattersonlibrary.org

Pawling

pawling.lib.ny.us

Philmont

www.philmont.org

Phoencia

phoenicia.lib.ny.us

Pine Hill

morton.pinehill.lib.ny.us

Pine Plains

www.idsi.net/pinelib

Pleasant Valley

www.pleasantvalleylibrary.org

Esopus

www.esopuslibrary.org

Poughkeepsie--Adriance

www.poklib.org

Poughkeepsie--Arlingtn

www.poklib.org

Poughkeepsie--Maplewd

www.poklib.org

Putnam Valley

putnamvalley.lib.ny.us

Red Hook

redhook.lib.ny.us

Rhinebeck

starr.rhinebeck.lib.ny.us

Rhinecliff

morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us

Rosendale

rosendale.lib.ny.us

Saugerties

saugerties.lib.ny.us

Staatsburg

staatsburg.lib.ny.us

Stanford

stanfordlibrary.org

Stone Ridge

www.stoneridgelibrary.org

Tivoli

tivoli.lib.ny.us

Town of Ulster

ulster.lib.ny.us

Valatie

valatie.lib.ny.us

Wappingers Falls

grinnell.wappingers.lib.ny.us

West Hurley

westhurleylibrary.org

West Shokan

olive.westshokan.lib.ny.us

Windham

windham.lib.ny.us

Woodstock

www.woodstock.org