Catalog Enhancements Aim to Improve Library User Experience
Enhancements continue to be made to the Traverse Area District Library's online catalog to improve service for library patrons. A critical component to TADL's circulation systems, the online catalog now offers a streamlined look matched with improved functionality. Larger images of library items as well as availability information for library users when browsing the catalog makes it easier to place holds and access personal account information.

Once logged in, patrons will now see an easy to navigate homepage with tabs for all necessary information. Patrons can view their Account Summary, a snapshot of items checked out, on hold, and ready for pickup. Patrons can then go deeper into their account details by selecting the Items Checked Out and Holds tab. Account Preferences allows patrons to edit and change personal information including electronic address, online username and password.

Also a new feature, patrons can create their My List by selecting the "add item to list" option when browsing or searching the catalog. My List can then be shared via an HTML link with a book club, students, colleagues, family, friends, etc. My List also allows for the the entire list of items to be placed on hold as once.

The overall enhanced catalog complements TADL's recently updated website and even includes scrolling images of featured titles, music, and movies.