The safety of our patrons and staff is a priority to the
Sauk City Library. We are working to stay on top of this evolving COVID-19
situation by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the
WI Department of Health Services.
While supplies last we are making hand sanitizer and tissues
available to patrons for in-library use. Staff will regularly use disinfectant on
frequently touched areas. We encourage frequent hand-washing, coughing into
elbows, and use of tissues. Staff are also required to stay home when they have
an infectious illness.
As a public space, the Library cannot guarantee a germ-free
environment or germ-free physical materials. Collection materials are not
disinfected when they are checked in or as they are used in-house due to limited
resources and supplies.
Please remember the
Library has many great digital services available to you for free including ebooks,
e-audiobooks, downloadable music, and even video streaming. Check out our
online resources https://saukcitylibrary.org/books-audio-and-movies/
We encourage any concerned patrons, especially those in
high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply
concerned about potential exposure.
We currently have no plans to close. We will continue to
monitor the situation and communicate any library closures, reduced schedules,
or cancelled programs through our website: https://saukcitylibrary.org/ and the
library’s Facebook page.
We encourage you to always make sure to get your health information from reliable sources:
Centers for Disease control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Wisconsin Department of Health Services https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/
also now mobile friendly
mobile app updates improve usability
LINKcat mobile use has been a way of life for many
regular library users, and recent updates to the LINKcat mobile app have resulted
in an improved user experience.
In early December the LINKcat software was updated
to a new version, which caused some functionality issues with the mobile app. Since
then the LINKcat mobile app vendor, LibraryThing, has implemented several fixes
to address display problems and issues accessing and using the app.
If you are still having problems with the app, staff
at the South Central Library System (SCLS) recommend that you try the following:
- In the upper right
hand corner, tap the “hamburger” or “kebab” (either three lines or three dots) and
select “Clear all settings.”
- Then tap the “Clear”
button to set the app back to the “factory settings.”
- Then log into
your account on the app again.
These instructions for clearing the settings are also
listed on the LINKcat Mobile help page at https://help.linkcat.info/mobile. If you continue to experience problems with the mobile
app, please contact staff at your public library. To further enhance the mobile
app user experience SCLS will investigate other mobile app options this year.
The LINKcat website (www.linkcat.info) is also now mobile friendly, which means that in
many instances this will be the fastest and most efficient way to access LINKcat
from cell phones and tablets.
SCLS is continuing to work with member libraries and
the software vendor to enhance the display and improve functionality.
With any major software
update there can be unexpected bugs that impact appearance and usability. SCLS staff,
member libraries and the software vendor are continuing to work together to identify
and fix problems, a significant proportion of which have been resolved since the
Dec. software migration.
Overall, the new LINKcat software is similar to the previous version. At
the same time, some new features will give you more flexibility to manage your checked out items and holds.
Stylistically, the display is sleeker and more modern. The larger font size
and increased white-space make the new interface easier to read, particularly on
small screens such as smartphones and tablets.
Here are some of the new features:
- Saved searches
- Entire title displays in checkouts, holds,
etc. (includes disc numbers for multi-disc series)
- Selection of multiple items in checkouts
and holds for modification (renewing, suspending, etc.)
- Navigation between search results when viewing
a title’s details page
- An option to choose a library when searching
to see its copies first when viewing a title
All of your LINKcat features are still there but some things have changed,
- Reading History is now called Checkout History
- Your LINKcat account is now called My Dashboard
- New Dashboard page provides an overview
of your Checked out items and Holds
- Browse the shelf is now called View nearby
items on shelf
- Access your Lists from your Dashboard—scroll
down and click My Lists
More information and assistance with usage issues can
be found at https://help.linkcat.info,
or you can contact your local public library for personal assistance.