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Upcoming Changes to Your Library Catalog

02/09/2016

 

Napa County Library (Napa Main Library, American Canyon, Calistoga, and Yountville) is leaving the Solano, Napa and Partners (SNAP) Consortium, effective March 4. Napa County Library materials will no longer be available through the SNAP catalog. Solano County Library, Benicia Public Library, Dixon Public Library, St. Helena Library, and Solano and Napa Valley College libraries will remain as a consortium and continue to share materials. The consortium will have a new name soon. 

 

 

Beginning in mid-February, Napa will begin separating its materials and customers from the shared SNAP catalog.  By early March, Napa-owned materials will no longer show up in the SNAP catalog.

 

 

I have a library card from one of the libraries remaining in the consortium, but I sometimes use the Napa libraries?  Do I need to get a Napa County Library card, too?

Yes, you will need to get a Napa County Library card in addition to your current library card. 

 

 

What if I still have Napa County Library materials checked out on my library card on or after March 4? Can I return them to any library?

Yes, unless they are checked out on a Napa County Library card. If they are, after March 31, those items need to be returned to a Napa County Library branch.

 

 

If I have a Napa County Library item checked out can I renew it?

You will be able to have the item for the normal 3 week loan period. Because Napa wants to retrieve their materials in a timely fashion, after March 4 you will not be able to renew any items belonging to Napa County Library branches. Talk to a staff person about your options.

 

 

I have a library card from one of the libraries remaining in the SNAP consortium, but pick up my holds at a Napa County Library branch. What will happen to my holds?

You will need to change your hold pick-up branch to a library remaining in the SNAP consortium. If you wish to continue using the Napa County Library, you will need to get a Napa County Library card and put holds on titles in Napa’s new catalog.

 

 

What if I have a hold on a title that only Napa County Library owns?

SNAP staff is purchasing copies of titles that only Napa County Library owns in order to fill outstanding customer holds. If we are unable to purchase a title, your hold will be cancelled and you will be notified by email if you have an email address in your  customer record. Talk to a staff person about your options.

 

 

Call 1-866-57-ASKUS (1-866-572-7587) for more information.

 
 

Cinematography: Staff 2016 Oscar Favorites

02/05/2016

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Naturalization and Citizenship Information Sessions

02/04/2016

Learn what you need to know for the citizenship test and all about the naturalization process.

 
 

HeritageQuest Freedman's Bank

02/02/2016

Find your ancestors in the records of the Freedman’s Bank, one of many tools for finding your ancestors in the HeritageQuest database.

 
 

Black History Month Events

02/02/2016

Don Barksdale, Fenix African Drums, and African American Genealogy for Beginners.

 
 

Heroes of Black History in American Film

02/01/2016

Heroes of Black History in American Film: 2016 Staff Picks of Best Black Films through the Decades

 
 

Teen Photo Contest

02/01/2016

Submit your best photos to the Teen Digital Photography Contest 2016. Contest runs until February 29.

 
 

Books24x7 ITPro to Replace Safari Books

01/21/2016

Introducing our new platform for IT and technology resources, Books24x7 ITPro.

 
 

Upcoming Holiday's: Lincoln's Birthday and Washington's Birthday - Library Closed

01/11/2016

Solano County Library Branches will be closed Fri, Feb 12 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Mon, Feb 15 in observance of Washington's Birthday.

 
 

Free Tax Assistance - Earn It, Keep It, Save It

01/08/2016

Free tax prep while you wait. Get your Earned Income Tax Credit too.

 
 

A Healthier You for the New Year

01/06/2016

Your vote for libraries means more books. Here are a few to help you with your resolutions.

 
 

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