September 22, 2014

Media contact: Terry Wooten, Marketing & Development Manager, 304-343-4646, ext.1287

Kanawha County Public Library upgrades online catalog

Finding books, audiobooks, films, and music at the library just got a whole lot easier.  Kanawha County Public Library has upgraded its online catalog to a new interface called Enterprise.  The new catalog will make searching and finding materials faster, easier and much more fun.  Many of the features of the old catalog are still there but many new ones have been added.

“We’re very excited about this change in our catalog.  It’s going to help our patrons find what they need quickly and easily.  And for the first time they can choose to keep an ongoing list of all of the items they have checked out over a period of time” said Toni Blessing, Interim Associate Director.  “And, my personal favorite, you can create a list of items and text it to your phone” she added.

Library patrons will be able to search from more than 600,000 items in the KCPL collection, including downloadable items from WV Deli.  They will also be able to search online databases like Live Homework Help, Mango Languages and Career Cruising.

Improved searching will help users find exactly what they want and exclude what they don’t.  They will be able to customize their search by genre, age level, format, library location and more.  Choices can be combined to refine results even more.

The My Account feature makes it easier to manage holds or track checkout history.  Users can create and save their own personal lists and have the ability to email, save or text them to their phone.

Enterprise also features New York Times Best Sellers Lists, USA Today Best-Selling Books and lists of KCPL’s most popular titles, authors and subjects.  Users will be able to see other titles in a series they like or find read-a-likes, summaries, reviews and more.

The new catalog is available on the KCPL website at  The website will also have instructions for using Enterprise and there is a Help feature included in the site.  For more information, contact the KCPL Reference Department at 304-343-4646, ext. 1287.