Outages and changes this weekend

This weekend, there will be a planned catalogue and check your card outage from 6am Saturday 19 September until Sunday afternoon to allow us to update our systems. During this time, some of our eLibrary and database services will also be affected — see timeline below.

As part of this system update, after many years of faithful service, the Classic and Easyfind catalogues will no longer be available, while our main New Catalogue will also be getting some new features. In the coming week, we’ll spotlight a few of these — but many mirror well-loved features of our old catalogues, as well as some new functionality that we’re excited to be able to share very soon!

Outage Timeline

Friday 18/09

Friday evening — some of our online resources become unavailable, but Overdrive, RBDigital and Beamafilm are unaffected all weekend.

See details for PressReader and Kanopy below.

Saturday 19/09

From 6am — the library catalogue & check your card outage begins.

PressReader — if you log into PressReader before this time via the app or website, you will still have access over the weekend.

Kanopy — if you log into Kanopy before this time via the app or website, you will still have access over the weekend.

Sunday 20/09

In the afternoon the catalogue and all eResources become available again, and the outage finishes.

If you need help with your library card during the outage, please contact our library branches during opening hours or get in touch via email and we’ll be happy to help!

Email enquiries@wcl.govt.nz

2 thoughts on “Outages and changes this weekend”

  1. I have been using the Classic catalogue to also check my account (books that I have out), as the other methods of checking what books I have out, do not show me which library I have my books out from (I use several libraries, depending on whether I am at home or work). Will I now be able to find which library my books are from or does it not matter (ie I’m not charged for not taking them back to a different library).

    1. Kia ora Maria, the new version of the Catalogue we are updating to this Sunday will have the loaning branch displayed and you will able to see this information. We are not charging return fees anymore, so even though we appreciate you returning the item to the branch you borrowed it from, there is no charge if you do return it to a different branch.
      Ngā mihi nui, Ligia.

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