The New Catalog

On November 12, 2014 High Plains Library District made the transition to a new computer system – called an Integrated Library System (ILS). The new ILS will make it easier and faster for patrons to search and find materials in the catalog/collection. In addition to returning better search results (catalog items and database articles) the new ILS will offer increased functionality with a back button, reading record, shopping cart and one-click checkouts for Overdrive e-materials and much more.

After more than 20 years with the current ILS vendor High Plains is making the move to a new vendor to keep pace with the ever changing technology and service needs of our patrons. The new ILS is better positioned to meet the demands of patrons and staff who work with the ILS every day and live up to the expectations of a 21st century, modern-day library system.

What does an ILS do? An ILS is the system used by libraries to order and acquire, receive and invoice, catalog, circulate, and track library materials. An ILS is comprised of databases, a number of various systems and applications, software, a user interface for library staff, and a public catalog interface for patrons. What is the new computer system called? HPLD’s new system is Sierra by Innovative Interfaces Inc. The public catalog is called Encore.

How do I....Manage my account?

How do I.....?

Quick links to get you started in the catalog

How do I...email items, create a list, tag items?

How do I....Request and renew items?

How do I....check out OverDrive items in the catalog?


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