Viking Library System will be upgrading its Horizon library system August 14, 15, and 16. The upgrade will require the shutting down of the library catalog (at home or at the library), circulation system, and access to downloadable ebooks and audiobooks at the Morris Public Library during that time.
This means that while you will be able to check out and return books, we will not have access to our computers to search for titles, see your account, check items in, ect. After the upgrades are complete, we will enter all check outs and check in the returns.
Our digital catalog will also be unavailable during this time. If you have materials on hold you may want to check the catalog on Friday, August 17 to find out if your books have become available while the system was down.
Internet access will not be affected in the library. We will still have our 6 public computers and Wi-Fi available.
The upgrade is necessary to both replace aging database servers and to upgrade the Horizon software in order to keep the system running well into the future. Most of the software upgrades will benefit the librarians’ ability to search for and track materials for library patrons, as well as fixing some of the glitches that library users have reported in the past.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask next time you’re in the library or give us a call.