Register for Upcoming IPLAR Reports Trainings

PrairieCat is offering two Zoom training sessions in July that will focus on gathering IPLAR statistical data. To gather the data, we’ll use 4 PrairieCat-supplied reports (with tips to isolate your library’s data) and 1 Decision Center report that you will need to run for your library. These sessions are useful for all PrairieCat public libraries… Read More

PrairieCat Closed July 4

Informational PrairieCat will be closed Tuesday, July 4 for the Holiday. There will also be no after hours phone coverage that evening.

UPDATE: L2 login working on new site

Members should now be able to log in to the new website with their L2 login and password. The L2 authentication issue seems to be resolved. How to log in to website: Navigate to Select Log In from upper right corner Select purple Log in with your L2 Account button This redirects you to L2 Enter your L2 username… Read More

Mount Carroll District Library | Go Live for Circulation

Mount Carroll District Library will be going live for circulation on PrairieCat on June 5, 2023. Mount Carroll is upgrading from Union List to Basic Online. Congrats to the Library Director Pam Naples and PrairieCat staff for all their hard work throughout this project! Mount Carroll District Library Mount Carroll, IL Carroll County Service… Read More

OSI Office Specialists | Microsoft 365 Support

PrairieCat has facilitated a contract for opt-in IT services and support provided by Office Specialists, Inc. (OSI). If you are interested in learning more about how OSI could support your library's IT needs, contact OSI representative, Trent Pearson.  OSI can help your library get started with Microsoft 365. Did you know that… Read More

FY24 Elections | Nominations Open Through April 28th

PrairieCat is currently seeking nominations for the Administrative Council, Circulation Committee, and Technical Services Committee until April 28, 2023. The election for all open positions will be held from May 8-19, 2023. Details on the open seats for each committee are below. You may nominate yourself or others by emailing Carolyn Coulter,… Read More

Rock Island Public Library | Watts-Midtown Branch Opening

Congratulations to the Rock Island Public Library, Watts-Midtown Branch on their soft opening of the new branch location. The grand opening celebration is scheduled for Saturday, March 11.  This location will start filling system-wide holds on February 28, 2023.  Delivery Code: RIZG Sierra Code: RZ   This branch complements Rock… Read More

UPDATE: Server Migration and IP Change

Innovative was unable to complete PrairieCat's server migration last night (2/22/23) and the migration was rolled back. PrairieCat staff will be meeting with Innovative staff to reschedule. 

Union List Members | Collection Comparison Project

January is always a time of planning for the new year - What craft will we doing for the spring holidays? What is this year’s summer reading theme? What does our budget look like for the rest of this fiscal year? In your planning for this year - consider an collection comparison project (aka an inventory) with PrairieCat this year. Have you done… Read More

ALERT: Change in Closed Dates | Winter Storm

ACTION: Informational Because so many of our member libraries are impacted by the coming winter storm, PrairieCat has added 12/22/22 and 12/23/23 as universal closed dates for ALL PrairieCat libraries. Entering these dates will prevent the accrual of overdue fines if applicable. Al items due 12/22/2022 through 12/23/2022 will have a new due date… Read More