York County Libraries launches new website

York County LibrariesIf you click on over to www.yorklibraries.org today, you might be surprised — York County Libraries gave its website a makeover.

Made possible by a donation from Rutters, the new site launched this afternoon, a redesign aimed at making the libraries’ resources more easily accessible for patrons.

“We wanted to create a customer-centric website where York County residents could come and access our library services 24/7,” community relations director Deb Sullivan said in an email. “Don’t have a library card? No problem, sign up for one now online. Want to borrow eBooks & eAudios? We’ve got them, check them out with your library card. Everything is designed to be easy to find and use.”

Here are some of the new features:

  • Rotating book jackets: The book jackets of newly arrived books rotate for easy perusal; a click on a book that catches your eye takes you right to the catalog.
  • Online library card application: You can now get a library card online.
  • Calculator: Put in the number of books, magazines, etc., that you borrow from your library and find out how much money you save by using library resources.
  • Rotating event banner: This changing banner will highlight bigger library events and services; a click takes you to more information or the events calendar that features everything that is happening.
  • Interlibrary loan: It just got easier to request a book that York County Libraries don’t own through Interlibrary Loan service. A new convenient request form is now on the website.
  • Convenient list of all 13 libraries: See the names, locations, & phone numbers of all 13 libraries in one convenient spot. A click takes you right to the library’s web page of your choice.
  • Donating online made easy: Being able to give a donation to your library can now be done online, anytime; no shoes required… you can even wear your bunny slippers.
  • About us: This sections tells you all about the libraries; including everything from the borrowing guide to volunteering.
  • Social media links: Quick links take you to YCL on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube

For more details on the switch, plus a list of resources now easier to find and use, visit the York County Libraries public relations blog.

About Sarah Chain

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