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Libraries Moving to New Online Catalog and Checkout System; Main Library Closed March 25-27

St. Petersburg Libraries Moving to New Online Catalog and Checkout System
Main and West Community Libraries Closed March 25 to 27

St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 21, 2016) – The Pinellas County Public Libraries are pleased to announce their change to a new online catalog system effective Friday, March 25, 2016 – including St. Petersburg’s seven community libraries. The new online catalog and checkout system, supported by SirsiDynix, will continue to provide many familiar features and will offer new options for St. Petersburg Libraries. Library patrons will keep their current library cards and passwords.

This transition will take place from March 21 through March 24. Over these few days, access to the catalog and patron account information will be interrupted. Patrons will need their library cards in order to check out materials. Library staff will be unable to check in materials; to place or fill holds; to accept payments, and unable to renew materials. Access to some of the libraries’ databases and electronic resources may also be interrupted during this period.

Loan periods for materials normally due during this period will automatically be extended, so patrons will be able to enjoy materials for a little longer than usual while library staff get up and running on the new system.

Links to the new catalog should be available on March 25; patrons who have saved a link to the current catalog on their personal devices will need to delete the old link and update it with a new link. Patrons will be able to search the catalog, place requests, and enjoy full account access. 

If you have any questions regarding the transition to the new system, contact the St. Petersburg Main Library at 727-893-7724 or visit

Due to the library’s migration to a new catalog and check-out system and the Easter holiday, the St. Petersburg Main Library and West Community Library (at SPC) will be closed for three days, Friday to Sunday, March 25 through 27.     

Other community libraries in St. Petersburg (Childs Park, Johnson, North, Mirror Lake and South libraries) will be open on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26.

ABOUT YOUR ST. PETERSBURG LIBRARY: St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community. It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit


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