Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on December 16, 2015 Print This Post

As of December 10th, your Kirkwood Public Library migrated to a catalog and circulation system! Here are a few tips and tricks to help on your journey through our new catalog!

  • Maintain Reading History: Forgot the title of that great book you read last summer? Now you can save your checkout history and never forget a book again! Simply log into your account and update your preferences or contact the library to get started.
  • Saving Lists: Does this happen to you? You hear about a book you know you want to read, but your nightstand is already overflowing with books. You don’t want to forget about this book so using the new catalog you can save this title and others to a customizable list!
  • You can also now receive notifications when books you like come in. Once you perform a search you like, click the “Save Search” button on the top left corner of you search results. There you’ll set your preferences, and begin receiving notifications when a new item matches your search criteria.
  • Account Associations: You can now link accounts across a family, giving each other permission to pick up holds and this also helps parents keep track of fines that may be on a child’s card.
  • Mobile Friendly: Our new catalog has a mobile friendly version that can be accessed via the tabs across the top-left of our site or here.
  • Pay Fines Online (Coming Soon): Have you ever wanted to use OverDrive only to discover you have too many fines? Well know you can pay those fines online and get right back to your eBooks, lickety-split.


During the months of December and January come to one of our many Drop-In IT sessions for a tour of our new catalog!

View our online calendar for dates and times.

Sarah Erwin is the Library Director and is currently reading The Silence in the Library by Miranda James.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Courtney Flesch

Written by Courtney Flesch