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Welcome to the Traverse Area District Library's redesigned website. The new website features TADL's collection and provides the library user with an elegant, modern interface to navigate TADL's extensive online offerings and library service information.

The updated www.tadl.org was developed by an internal web development team consisting of TADL employees, led by the Tech Department. 
 
"Our goal was to create a site that offered patrons a fulfilling online experience," said Scott Morey, TADL's Assistant Director for Technology. "I think we accomplished that goal with easy to follow navigation and a clean design allowing us to predominantly feature TADL's collection, programs, locations, and services."
 
The new look of the homepage features collection and audience tabs enabling users to easily browse TADL's collection including new non-fiction and fiction titles and view program offerings district-wide. Eligible TADL cardholders have direct access to download e-books, e-audiobooks as well as TADL's robust online resource collection featuring creative learning tools such as Mango foreign languages, TumbleBooks, Reference USA for small business owners and entrepreneurs, and Learning Express, which provides job and career development tools and educational study guides and test preparation. 
 
Library patrons can now easily search TADL's enhanced online catalog and log into their account to place holds, renew items and view due dates.

The Music and Video pages of the website highlight TADL's incredible Sight and Sound department featuring "hot" and new dvds and cds as well as staff reviews. Library users can enjoy the convenience of direct access for placing holds on items and instant viewing of thousands of documentaries and educational videos through Access Video.
 
Another exciting feature of the new website is the Local History Collection, a digital repository for images chronically the history of the Grand Traverse Region. Initially made possible by the Kingsley Friends of the Library and focusing on Grand Traverse County, the collection features photographs, newspaper clippings, written and oral histories and more.
 
Branch and member library content has been standardized, giving the site a more consistent design. Old, out of date content has been eliminated while current content has been streamlined. Using the site content management system, TADL web administrators can easily add and update content. Administrators are assigned roles in the CMS, which allows for different levels of access behind the scenes.  

Thank you for your support as the TADL web development team continues to make improvements. Enjoy!