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August 19, 2011 > Technology upgrade at Santa Clara County libraries

Technology upgrade at Santa Clara County libraries

Submitted By Gwendolyn Mitchell and Marina Hinestrosa

The Santa Clara County Library District is announcing a one-day closure of all its libraries for Tuesday, August 23, 2011. On that day, none of the libraries and online services will be accessible, so the Library District's technicians can install Horizon software, a major technology upgrade that will enhance the District's Integrated Library System and public access computer system.

Since District libraries will not be open for any onsite or online services, patrons are encouraged to use library resources before August 23, or wait until the next day before checking out or returning materials.

"One of the benefits that this new system will bring is that in the future the Library District will have the ability to perform more maintenance, remotely from the Library District Information Systems Office," said Melinda Cervantes, Library Director.

"August is generally a slower time of the year, so this brief closure should have the least impact on Library patrons. Everyone still has a few weeks to check out and renew materials," said Dion Bracco, Chair, County Library District Joint Powers Authority Board.

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