New Computer System for Libraries in Erie County

For 2017 we have a new Library System across the county. This new system controls all our operations, and some new ones too!

New or enhanced features starting January 2017 include:

  • Opt-in to save your reading history
  • New online library catalog
  • New call-in system for easy renewals and/or to check account status
  • Online credit card payments at all public library locations
  • Consistent loan periods, fines  and due dates at all libraries
  • Printed, emailed, or texted due date receipts and courtesy notices
  • All DVD loans will be free
  • Three week loan period on TV Series
ITEM TYPE

BORROWING PERIOD LENGTH

  • New DVDs/High Demand Feature Films
  • New Books (Only at non-ECPL locations)
  • Adult Magazines
  • Playviews & Launchpads

1 Week

  • Wifi Hotspot

10 days

  • Best Sellers (ECPL)
  • Interlibrary Loans

2 Weeks

  • All other Books
  • Juvenile Magazines
  • All other DVDs
  • Audiobooks (including Playaways)
  • Music CDs

3 Weeks

  • Book Club in a Bag

60 days

Our loan periods are staying the same, however TV series and DVDs  that are not high demand will now be increased to 3-week loan periods.

ITEM TYPE FINES FOR ADULT & YA ITEMS FINES FOR
JUVENILE ITEMS
Books, Magazines, Playaways, Music CDs, and Audiobooks

$.25* per day

$.10*per day

DVDs & Interlibrary Loans

$ .50* per day

$.50* per day

Special Collections (Playviews, Wifi Hotspots, Launchpads, etc.

$ 1.00 per day

$1.00 per day

* indicates a change in fine amounts.

Other Important Information About The Transition:

Holds:
Holds are now available

Due Dates:
Please check the charts above to become more familiar with the new loan times and fine rates. We offer printed receipts, 24-7 online account access, a 24-hour phone system, email receipts, and traditional in-person support for help regarding when materials are due.

Fines:
Fine payments are not yet able to be accepted online. We can still except cash or check payments in person at any location.