LINKcat Library Catalog Offline December 6-10

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:03am

All libraries still open regular hours during the downtime

The LINKcat online library catalog will be offline for a scheduled software update beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday Dec. 6 and ending on Tuesday Dec. 10. This will affect all public libraries in the seven-county South Central Library System including all nine Madison Public Library locations.

During this offline period, due dates on library items will be extended to ensure minimal impact for library patrons. Additionally, there will be no overdue fines incurred during this four day period. 

Patrons may still visit their local library to check out and return items during regular hours of operation. Patrons will not have access to the catalog to place new holds, but will be able to check out existing holds on the library card the hold was placed.  Patrons who pick up library holds for others must have the library card of those for whom they wish to pick up holds.  Library patrons can use the library’s 24/7 eBook and eAudiobook collections through Wisconsin’s Digital Library. Library staff will also be available to help patrons locate materials on their shelves.

Once the update is complete patrons will be able to use LINKcat to access the same services as before. While there will be changes to the look of the site, they will be minimal. 

For additional information or help navigating these changes, patrons should contact their local public library.  A list of all public libraries is available at the South Central Library System page.