New Library System

The Library has migrated to the Koha Integrated Library System to handle patron borrowing and library back-office operations. Koha, whose name comes from the Maori word for “gift” was developed by a consortium of libraries in New Zealand, and is now maintained as an open source project with help from individuals, companies, and institutions throughout the world.

Koha provides greater functionality than your previous library system, and as an open source product, allows for increased ability to customize the system to fit HCCC’s workflows. Some improvements patrons will notice right away include the ability to access a “My Account” page to see which items are check out and renew items online. The system will also allow for future improvements like holds and has an improved system for managing displays and reserve materials.

Sample user account page and checkouts.

In terms of searching, Koha also features greater ability to customize searches and index more types of information, such as publisher and date published. Koha is also fully compliant with the latest standards for storing and maintaining library data.

The Library will host several training workshops later this summer, and in the Fall 2017 semester. Stay tuned to this page for further updates.

Refining searches in Koha.

Website Upgrade Thursday 6/9

Please note that this site  (www.hccclibrary.net) will be getting upgraded on Thursday June 9th at 4 PM.

While the content of the website will remain the same, some page elements will appear in different places.

Social and media links will be moved from the sidebar to the top right of the screen.

Library hours and contact information for both campuses will be moved up.

Links to pages like Research, Services, etc. will be moved to the upper left part of your screen.

The upcoming website changes also incorporate new functionality including responsive design, which allows for better viewing and accessibility on smartphones and tablets.

Included below are screenshots of what the current HCCC Library website looks like and what it will look like after the upgrade.

Current HCCC Library Website:
oldhccclibrarysite

Upcoming HCCC Library Website:
newhccclibrarysite