Pasadena Public Library Offers New Library Catalog System

On Nov. 19, Pasadena Public Library will launch a new Integrated Library System (ILS), SirsiDynix’s BlueCloud ILS System with its Enterprise library catalog to manage its bibliographic/item holdings, patron registration, patron account activity, and online resources. This new system provides a better way for Library users to find books, movies, music, and special items at the Pasadena Public Library. The Enterprise library catalog will have a new look and more robust offerings. Bestseller lists and new books feature prominently on... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Offers New Library Catalog System"

New Pasadena Public Library Catalog System (ILS)

Later this year, the Pasadena Public Library will introduce a new Integrated Library System (ILS); SirsiDynix’s BlueCloud ILS System to manage its bibliographic/item holdings, patron registration, patron account activity, and online resources and will begin transitioning from a jointly operated ILS shared with Glendale Library, Arts and Culture. This new single-agency ILS provides the Library with greater local control, focuses solely on the needs of the Pasadena card holders, and will allow the Library to generate better and more detailed... continue reading »"New Pasadena Public Library Catalog System (ILS)"

PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY EXPANDS CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE

PASADENA, Calif. — Following the successful launch of curbside pickup service at Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena Public Library has expanded curbside pickup service to seven of its branch libraries. The Library now provides curbside pickup service Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Central Library and Allendale, Hastings, Lamanda Park, La Pintoresca, Linda Vista, San Rafael and Santa Catalina branch libraries. Library patrons are now able to pick up previously reserved materials they had placed on hold... continue reading »"PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY EXPANDS CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE"

PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE

PASADENA, Calif. — With the opening of local retail for curbside pickup this week, on May 12 Pasadena Public Library began PILOTING curbside pickup service at Central Library. The service is offered Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the library’s north parking lot, 285 E. Walnut St. Library patrons are now able to pick up reserved materials placed on hold. Each is contacted individually and informed that their materials are ready for pickup. They are then... continue reading »"PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE"

City of Pasadena Employees to Support Denim Day, April 29

PASADENA, Calif.—City of Pasadena employees will support Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29, by wearing jeans.   For the past 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Employees to Support Denim Day, April 29"

Proclamation of Local Emergency Issued to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

 March 16, 2020 COVID-19 Updates, News Releases PASADENA, Calif.—On March 16, City Manager Steve Mermell proclaimed a Local State of Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. As the state continues to take aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the City of Pasadena affirms that health and safety measures implemented by the City are intended to meet the following objectives: Maximizing social distancing and limiting group activity that might... continue reading »"Proclamation of Local Emergency Issued to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19"

Precautionary Library Closure

Out of an abundance of caution and to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, Central Library and all nine (9) branch libraries will be closing effective Tuesday, March 17 and until further notice.  We want to share the steps the library is taking to provide essential library services during the closure: During this time, due dates for borrowed materials will be automatically extended until June 1, no late fines will be assessed, and patrons can return materials when libraries reopen.... continue reading »"Precautionary Library Closure"

Library Events Canceled

Due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, all Pasadena Public Library programs and events at all locations have been CANCELED until further notice. We are also temporarily suspending the following services: STEAM Kits checkouts Innovation Lab Open Hours Homework Help Children's play spaces Additionally, our Law Library Open Hours at Central Library are canceled through the end of March. Our library buildings and phone services remain open, and we continue to lend books, media, and periodicals. Our public computer... continue reading »"Library Events Canceled"

Pasadena Identifies First Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Pasadena resident. This individual was known to have close contact with a confirmed case outside of Pasadena, and has been in quarantine since the exposure occurred. This individual is recovering and is being followed by PPHD. To maintain patient confidentiality, no other details will be shared on this individual. PPHD is following up directly with those who have had close contact... continue reading »"Pasadena Identifies First Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)"