During the week of February 26-March 5, the NC Cardinal library catalog (shared by Fontana Regional Library and more than 160 libraries across the state) will undergo necessary maintenance and upgrading. The State Library of North Carolina will improve the catalog and patron database by moving it to a new host server, and the transition will take several days. During that time, the catalog will not be fully available either to patrons or to library staff.
Fontana Regional Library patrons will need to have their library cards with them in order to check out materials during the catalog upgrade period. From February 26 to March 5, library staff will NOT be able to look up patrons by name or issue new cards. In addition, no holds can be placed or processed during that week, and books cannot be checked back in for re-shelving. Due dates will be adjusted to skip that week, and no fines for overdue materials will be charged during that period. The library is asking patrons to make their returns either before February 26 or after March 5 because storage space is limited.
Libraries will remain open their usual hours during this transition period and staff will be on hand as always to assist patrons. eResources including eBooks and eAudiobooks will remain available throughout the transition period and are a convenient way to keep reading and avoid delays. Once the migration to the new host server has been completed, the catalog will be more stable and experience fewer slowdowns and outages. However, it will look and feel as it always has for patrons.
Please call or contact your local Fontana Regional Library location for more information.