Added features should make searching, browsing and borrowing easier than ever

Staff Report

Beginning Sept. 28th, a brand-new way to find the next great read at the Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries was established with the launch of the libraries’ new online catalog.

Brought to readers by Aspen Discovery, this new catalog has many features that make searching, browsing and borrowing easier than ever. One of the biggest improvements is that the library’s entire collection is now conveniently available in one place, including all physical items such as books and DVDs, as well as digital titles such as eBooks and downloadable movies.

Another feature is that digital titles can now be borrowed directly through the catalog with the simple press of a button, so patrons no longer need to log into a separate site to manage their monthly digital borrows.

For those who wish to easily browse the library’s collection online, the homepage of the new catalog features popular categories and genres for all ages to choose from, ranging from New York Times bestsellers to teen graphic novels to children’s picture books, with special spotlights including most requested and just added titles.

This new catalog will eventually replace the current catalog altogether, but access to the previous catalog will remain available for the time being for patrons who wish to continue using it. Simply visit and click the icon for Classic Catalog.

Staff at the Goleta Valley, Buellton and Solvang libraries are eager to share their new catalog. For any questions, patrons should call one of the three library branches or ask for assistance next time they stop by.

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