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Hi Chris, The new policy was approved by the Library Board in April and implemented at the beginning of July. The information appeared in a news release, and website help content/policy info was updated, but you're right that there hasn't been any real promotion of the changes until now.
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No, the maximum number of checkouts you can have at one time is still 50.
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Thanks for the Portlandia reference - that brightened my morning.
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Hi Anna, The testing we're doing this week is a usability test where we observe users interacting with the website, so it's not something we can do over the phone. There will be other opportunities to participate in testing and provide feedback on the new version of the account, including a beta testing phase that you can join from anywhere. To stay informed and receive invitations to future testing, join our Website Advisory Group. Thanks for your interest in helping us and giving input!
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Good news for users of OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks: two new options to help you manage your holds have just been released. Suspending Holds As with holds on physical library materials, suspending keeps your place in the waiting list, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Web Team Blog
We're continuing our testing of the redesigned account section of the TPL website. We've made some more changes based on feedback from participants in our Website Advisory Group. We'd like to invite anyone interested in this project to drop by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Web Team Blog
On May 28, the OverDrive eBook service is releasing a new version of the OverDrive Media Console app for Apple and Android devices. The new version includes some important bug fixes, so you'll want to make sure you get the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Web Team Blog
We’re very happy to announce that, starting today, you can sign up to receive emails to remind you of your checked-out items two days before the items are due. How to get the email reminders You can opt in to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Web Team Blog
UPDATE: We've received enough responses and have closed the survey. Thanks to everyone who offered to help! We are looking for a few people who regularly sign in to the “Your Account” section of our website to give us some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Web Team Blog
Version 2.0 of Adobe Digital Editions, the software used to transfer OverDrive eBooks to your eBook reader, was released last week. The new version has some accessibility improvements to help users with low vision or visual impairments. Some features have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at Web Team Blog
Here at Web Team Headquarters, we spend a lot of time thinking about the future. We live online; we love gadgets; we dream in HTML5. We also agree with William Gibson's observation that "the future is already here - it's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Web Team Blog
Hi Andy, The library doesn't catalogue all of its books - we find that mass-market paperbacks have a fairly short lifespan, and we can get high-demand titles into customers' hands faster if we don't catalogue them. You may see a record in the catalogue for the same title, but it is probably for the hardcover edition of the book, not the paperback. Hope this makes sense. Thanks for your comments. Sandra
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