Friday, June 29, 2012

Update on the Internet Service Provider changeover & paper notices

We have recently switched Internet Service Providers and the IT department have been hard at work to make the transition as streamless as possible. The final two sites Mooroolbark Library & the Monbulk Community Reading Room are expected to be back up today.

Meanwhile during the changeover you may find that you receive a paper notice for holds and overdues. Your usual phone, email or SMS notification will be back soon.

Thanks for your patience during the changeover.

Cheers, webgurl

Monday, June 25, 2012

Notice: Disruption of Internet service & website Wednesday 27 June

Update: The changeover for our new Internet Service Provider has been confirmed and will take place on Wednesday 27 June. ERL internet services and website will be unavailable between approximately 8am - 10am whilst this chageover takes place.

We apologise for any inconvenience!

Cheers, Anoewyn

Friday, June 22, 2012

Celebrating Mt Evelyn Library's 25th birthday - check out the photos!

Last Friday morning Mt Evelyn Library hosted a birthday celebration for the library.

Acting Team Leaders Andrea Ramsey and Suzanne Allan were joined by councillors Tim Heenan and Len Cox, local historian Paula Herlihy, students and teachers from Mt Evelyn Primary School, library members and Corporate Manager - Customer Services, Lorraine Seeger and Web Administrator - webgurl.

paula herlihy local historian
Local Historian Paula Herlihy educates everyone about the history of the Station House in Mt Evelyn, the railway and even stamps.

Students from Mt Evelyn Primary School entertained councillors, staff, parents and library members with songs including our favourite, a song about reading.

Group photo with students from Mt Evelyn Primary School, historian Paula Herlihy, Councillors Heenan and Cox, Acting Team Leaders Andrea Ramsey and Suzanne Allan

Thanks to:
  • Suzanne and Andrea for organising the event and putting on an amazing morning tea
  • Mt Evelyn Primary School students and teachers for a fantastic performance
  • Historian Paula Herlihy for an informative talk on the history of the Mt Evelyn Station House
  • Councillors Tim Heenan and Len Cox for their support of the library and attendance.
  • Parents and library members.

Cheers, webgurl

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Join the fun with our July School Holiday Program

School Holidays are just around the corner!! Come and join us for a wide range of fun activities to keep the kids entertained. Everything from author visits with Felice Arena, Adam Wallace and Andy Griffiths to Bedtime Storytimes and Cupcake Decorating to name a few. It's all happening these holidays - don't miss out!!

Bookings are essential - so sign up for activities on our Events Calendar or phone 1300 737 277.

Cheers, Jess

Monday, June 18, 2012

Where have my favourites gone on the catalogue?

If you've discovered on logging into the catalogue that some of your favourited authors and subjects aren't appearing it may be because of a recent purge. Previously the author and subject of items borrowed were stored as favourites, leading to a mass of extra data on the server.

An alteration was made so that only those authors and subjects manually added are stored as favourites and those ones added automatically by the system were removed.

It's easy to add your favourite authors and titles manually by following the instructions on our Catalogue Help - Favourites.

Cheers, webgurl

Friday, June 15, 2012

Update: Internet and library website will be available next Thursday

We have just been advised that the planned changeover of Internet Service provider, that would have caused a disruption in our Internet service and website next Thursday, will now be taking place on another day (possibly the following week).

Members will now be able to book the library PCs for Thursday. We will keep everyone updated as soon as we have the new date confirmed.

Cheers, webgurl

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Notice: Disruption of Internet service & website Thursday 21st June

Due to a changeover of Internet Service Provider at Eastern Regional Libraries on Thursday 21st June there will be a disruption to the Internet service and website availability on that day.

  • PCs are not available for booking on that day
  • The library website may not be available for a period of time on that day
  • The catalogue will be available for searches, renewals and holds directly through the following link: Library Catalogue
Cheers, webgurl

Library Collection Survey - have your say in what we buy

Should we buy more Science Fiction or Supernatural Romance? Should we buy downloadable magazines? Here's the perfect opportunity to have your say in what we buy for Eastern Regional Libraries.

Fill out the 10 minute Library Collection Survey.

Cheers, Maryanne

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Beginner's Internet and Basic Email training dates added

We've added a few Internet and Email training sessions over the next two weeks.

Basic Email - Tue 19th June 10am Ringwood
Beginner's  Internet - Wed 20th June 11am Mooroolbark
Beginner's Internet - Wed 27th 12noon Belgrave

To book into the sessions please phone Maryanne opn 98006438

Cheers, webgurl

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Over $2900 raised for the Cancer Council for the Biggest Morning Tea! Well done!

Eastern Regional Libraries staff and members strongly supported the Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for Cancer research. Some of our branches hosted special events with demonstrations, choirs and musicians.

In total we raised $2925.75. Special mention must go to Ferntree Gully who raised $1018.65, Rowville who raised $770.20, Boronia who raised $535, Yarra Junction who raised $266 and Mooroolbark who raised $150.

Cheers, Maryanne

Friday, June 08, 2012

Eastern Regional Libraries closed Monday 11th June for Queen's Birthday

All Eastern Regional Libraries branches and mobiles are closed on Monday 11th June for the Queen's Birthday.

Items may be returned through the bookchute at all branches. Items may also be renewed via our web catalogue with your library card number and PIN.

Cheers, webgurl

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Library Catalogue Offline between 11pm - Midnight

Our library catalogue will be offline approximately between 11pm - Midnight for maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Cheers, Jess

Friday, June 01, 2012

We are currently troubleshooting slowness on the website

The IT department are currently troubleshooting slowness on the website. We apologise for any inconvenience and we'll have it back up to speed very soon.

Cheers, Maryanne