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MGPL Joining CCS, A Group of 25 Area Libraries

ccsIn July 2018 the Library Board of Trustees voted to join Cooperative Computer Services (CCS), a group of 25 area libraries that share an online catalog and patron database.
 
Starting in mid-January 2019, you will have immediate access to material in all 25 CCS libraries, which includes MGPL, Niles, Glenview, and Evanston. (See the full list of libraries).
 
The Board of Trustees and staff remain committed to removing barriers to using the Morton Grove Public Library. We look forward to these changes making the MGPL experience an even better one for all of our patrons. Read on to see what that means for you.
 
 
 

What This Means For You


New Online Catalog

When searching Morton Grove's catalog, you will see items owned by MGPL along with items owned by the other 24 libraries in CCS. (Skokie is not a member of CCS.)

No Overdue Fines for Morton Grove Residents

Effective January 16, we're eliminating overdue fines for Morton Grove residents. (Learn more about MGPL going fine free.)

Automatic Card Registration

Because we share the same catalog system and user database, you don't need to re-register your card separately at Niles, Glenview, Evanston, or other neighboring libraries. (Skokie not included.)

Request & Pick Up Items from Other Libraries

You can request and pick up most items from all CCS libraries from directly within our catalog. 

Notifications by Email, Text, Phone

You can be notified of all holds and overdue items by e-mail, phone, text, or mail.

Automatic Renewals

If an item you checked out doesn't have a hold on it, it will automatically renew 3 days before its due date. (Some limitations apply.)

Return Items to Any CCS Library

You can return most CCS library items to any CCS library and the item will be checked in at that location, immediately clearing it from your account.

 

Learn more at Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Timeline / How to Prepare

 

Before Wednesday, January 9, 9pm

  • Print or save your checkout history and reading lists in the current catalog, if you use them. (Learn how to do this.)
Thursday, January 10 – Monday, January 14
  • The old catalog will be available but results will not be current. Call us or ask at a public service desk to make sure items are on the shelf.
  • In order to check out, you must have your library card.
  • You won't be able to pay fines, place holds, renew items, or access your account online. 
  • You can still check out digital resources (e-books, etc.).
  • No items will be due during this time.
 

Starting Tuesday, January 15

  • Access the new catalog!
  • Your password (PIN) will be the last 4 digits of the phone number listed in your account. If you do not have a phone number in your account, the PIN will be 1234.
  • All current mail notifications will switch to phone notifications. Email notifications will stay the same during the transition.
  • The library's mobile app (BookMyne) will no longer be updated. (Learn why.)

MORTON GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

6140 Lincoln Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2989
847-965-4220
info@mgpl.org

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Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
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