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Introducing our new website

Welcome to our updated website. We've now had a website serving Madison County for over 15 years, this is our second major upgrade to that site, and third new website in the past 2 years.
Some of the great new features we're introducing with this new site include:

Koha, FOSS, and what that means to you

So, where is HMCPL headed with this new catalog upgrade to Koha? Why are we making this change?

Let’s talk a little philosophy here. No, not Aristotle, but computers. We’re taking a big leap with a major FOSS package, and I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain what that means, and why that’s good for you, our patrons.

FOSS. It's a short acronym, for a big concept.

Internet Safety Policy review

The Library Board of Directors will review the Internet Safety Policy at the Board meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Main Library.

Freegal Music 4.0

Freegal Music is HMCPL's online music service that provides you with high quality, free-of-cost, and DRM-free, music -- songs and albums that are yours to keep forever! Now in our second year of offering this service to you, our music provider has has released a major new update to Freegal, with lots of useful new features!

New user features in Koha 17.11

Today we’re introducing a brand new version of Koha, our Library Services Platform (LSP), to our community. This particular release is something we’ve been driving towards for a long time, as it represents the culmination of the work we put in play over 3 years ago when we first introduced Koha.

Invitation to Bid—Laptop/Tablet Dispensing Machines

The Board of Directors of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) is requesting pricing for public self-service dispensing machines for secure storing and lending of Windows laptops/tablets and/or Apple MacBooks/iPads.

Invitation to Bid for Telecommunications Services, April 2017

Telecommunications Services ITB for April 2017 PDFThe Board of Directors of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) is requesting pricing for one (1), two (2) and three (3) year contracts for the following telecommunications services:

  1. Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services

Invitation to Bid for Network Switches, 2016

Revised and Reissued ITB, March 2016

Introduction

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is requesting bids for replacement network switches across the entirety of our Madison County branches. HMCPL is preparing our infrastructure to support Gigabit Ethernet speeds to better serve our patrons.

This ITB replaces the one issued in February of 2016, as all responses were non-responsive in at least one category.

Scheduled server maintenance

Our primary database server will undergo planned maintenance this Sunday, May 19, starting at 6 p.m. Central Time. Maintenance is scheduled to be completed by 6 a.m. the following morning.

Scheduled server maintenance

Our catalog server, located at hmcpl.org/catalog, will be taken offline for scheduled maintenance starting Tuesday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. CDT. This maintenance window should last 30 minutes, and is required to repair software issues that have been causing unplanned outages with that particular service.

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