Welcome to the New Website!

Welcome to the new website

For the past year the library has been planning a new website to better meet the needs of our ever-changing community. The biggest shift has been the number of people with mobile devices. People using smartphones to access the library website has gone up 79% in the past year, while people using tablets on the site has increased 109%. Usage on mobile devices compared to 2011 (the current website was launched in the Fall of 2010) is up 219% for smartphones and 15,196% for tablets. The new library website was built with responsive design techniques that allow it to adjust to any size screen, making it possible for everyone- no matter what tech they use- to enjoy digital library services 24 hours a day.


Doesn’t the library have an app?
For the past few years the library did have an app, GCPLD 2 Go, that offered some services to mobile devices. The new website will offer all of the existing services on the current app AND everything on the website AND it will be available on any device with a browser. The end result is that you won’t be limited to what you do online at the library because you are using a mobile device.


What else is new?
The new website will offer increased access to digital resources including eBooks, digital magazines, and research databases. There will also be a new section including online courses where you can learn about almost anything. Access to some of these courses is paid for by the library, and some are free courses from top universities. The site will also include more booklists, some curated by librarians and some automatically updated, so that you can always see the newest items the library has to offer. Our most exciting events will be featured more prominently so you’ll never miss out on the great things going on at your branch library.  We're also offering the Google Translate services as part of the website in order to offer greater access to our Spanish speaking members.

 

Enjoy!

ALL FEATURED NEWS

Your Garfield County Libraries can help you get ready for the Great American Eclipse Get ready for the Great American Eclipse

Did you know we are just over a week away from witnessing the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States from coast to coast in over 99 years? The path of totality (where the sun is... READ MORE

Garfield County Libraries start new hours September 5, 2017 Libraries start new hours September 5

All Garfield County Libraries will begin a new schedule Tuesday, September 5. This is the second recent change in hours, with the first occurring last December after the Library District learned... READ MORE

Book Stop at the Rifle Park & Ride Book Stops around the county

Commuters around Garfield County have been grabbing books from the library's Book Stops at four locations: the Rifle Park & Ride, the main street stop in New Castle, the 27th Street station in... READ MORE

Library News: roadworthy audiobooks for road trips and commutes! Roadworthy audiobooks

This article originally appeared in the June 29, 2017 edition of the Post... READ MORE