June 19

We will be upgrading our systems beginning at 5:00 AM on Thursday, June 20, until around 10:00 AM. This upgrade includes stability and security fixes. 

During this downtime, the following services will be unavailable or disrupted:

  • The library catalog
  • My Account
  • E-media, such as Overdrive and Hoopla
  • Databases, such as Consumer Reports
  • Text message services and renewals

We appreciate your patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

June 18

June 17

Introducing automatic renewals! As of May 1, 2019, items you have checked out on your account with a standard loan period will automatically renew. Your items will renew two days before their due date, granting you another loan period (3 weeks or 1 week, generally) from your original due date. So, you will not lose any days with your item as a part of this automatic process. Your courtesy notice email will alert you if an item has been automatically renewed, and will include the new due date. Note that if another patron is waiting for an item or if the item has already been renewed four times, it will not be automatically renewed.

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Our library is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users. Protecting your privacy and confidentiality can help protect you against identity theft. Moreover, privacy is essential to your ability to explore new ideas - even controversial ones - without fear of being judged, punished, ostracized, or put under surveillance.  

Protecting your privacy is a team effort, and we can't do it alone; you also have an important role in keeping your information safe. In this last post of our series on privacy, we'll look at one of the most basic steps you can take in securing your online identity: password protection.

Password Complexity

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Our library is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users. Protecting your privacy and confidentiality can help protect you against identity theft. Moreover, privacy is essential to your ability to explore new ideas - even controversial ones - without fear of being judged, punished, ostracized, or put under surveillance.  

Protecting your privacy is a team effort, and we can't do it alone; you also have an important role in keeping your information safe. In this fourth post of our series on privacy, we'll specifically look at some resources to secure your Chromebook.

Secure Your Chromebook

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Our library is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users. Protecting your privacy and confidentiality can help protect you against identity theft. Moreover, privacy is essential to your ability to explore new ideas - even controversial ones - without fear of being judged, punished, ostracized, or put under surveillance.  

Protecting your privacy is a team effort, and we can't do it alone; you also have an important role in keeping your information safe. In this third post of our series on privacy, we'll delve into a slightly more advanced topic: browsers and browser extensions.

Your browser is the program that you use to browse the internet. Examples of browsers include Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. Many browsers have extensions (or add-on programs) available that can increase your security, and other browsers have security measures built in to protect you without requiring additional extensions. These options require installation on your own computer, and thus cannot be used on library-provided computers.  

Browser Extensions

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Our library is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users. Protecting your privacy and confidentiality can help protect you against identity theft. Moreover, privacy is essential to your ability to explore new ideas - even controversial ones - without fear of being judged, punished, ostracized, or put under surveillance.  

Protecting your privacy is a team effort, and we can't do it alone; you also have an important role in keeping your information safe. In this second post of our series on privacy, we'll delve into a slightly more advanced topic: search engines. 

Secure, Safe Search Engines

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Our library is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users. Protecting your privacy and confidentiality can help protect you against identity theft. Moreover, privacy is essential to your ability to explore new ideas - even controversial ones - without fear of being judged, punished, ostracized, or put under surveillance.  

Protecting your privacy is a team effort, and we can't do it alone; you also have an important role in keeping your information safe. In this first of a series of posts, we'll share some simple, basic steps and tips to keep in mind while you're browsing that can help ensure your safety, privacy and confidentiality online.

Basic Steps

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