New Catalogue Coming to Vancouver Island Regional Library in October

The new catalogue will be unveiled on Tuesday, Oct. 13 to over 430,000 customers

This fall, Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will be releasing a new catalogue that will make library users’ experience simpler and more intuitive.

The new catalogue will be unveiled on Tuesday, Oct. 13 to over 430,000 customers both online at virl.bc.ca and at VIRL’s 39 branch libraries. The new catalogue replaces “BiblioCommons”, VIRL’s previous catalogue, to improve usability and accessibility of VIRL’s digital resources. Along with the public catalogue will be a new staff system.

“Collection is the cornerstone of our organization,” comments Rosemary Bonanno, Executive Director, VIRL. “The catalogue is a gateway to our collection and the new catalogue will allow customers to access the collection more easily and with more relevant search results.” According to Collections and Support Services Divisional Manager, Laura Beswick, the new catalogue is an improvement for both customers and staff. “Simplified, one-click downloading of eBooks and easier-to-use search are only a few of the benefits that customers can look forward to in their new catalogue. Staff will also benefit from an improved interface and the ability to include library events in the catalogue search results.”

For more information about the new catalogue, visit virl.bc.ca/new-catalogue.