On Thursday, January 16, 2020 the Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County joined the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL), adding over 70,000 additional items to the COOL-CAT collection. The Wilmington Public Library is one of thirteen member libraries in the Ohio-based consortium that uses Evergreen ILS, since its inception in 2012.
Resource sharing will begin with all other COOL member libraries on January 23, making over 780,000 materials available to the Wilmington community. This means shorter hold periods, faster access, and a family of libraries within driving distance where a Wilmington library card is honored.
Evergreen, the open source ILS originally developed by PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) for the Georgia Public Library Service, is used by over 2,000 libraries across 31 states, 7 countries, and 6 Canadian provinces. This count only includes reported installations, as anybody is free to download, install and try it out for their library.
Read more about the Wilmington Public Library’s programs and services at http://www.wilmington.lib.oh.us/.
COOL is always open to new members. If you are interested becoming a COOL library, or if you want more information on the consortium or Evergreen ILS, please contact Matt Polcyn, Director of Technology Services at OhioNET, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-686-8975.