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Library Catalog (V-Cat) Planned Maintenance 10/31

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October 27, 2017

UPDATE: As of Tuesday, October 31, 7:30 a.m., the Library Catalog (V-Cat) and related services are back online. If you experience any difficulty accessing the catalog, your library account or online resources, please contact us. Thank you for your patience during this transition! The Library Catalog (V-Cat) and many Online Resources will be unavailable on Tuesday, October 31, approximately 12:30-8:00 a.m. During this time, the servers that support V-Cat will be migrated to a virtualized environment for greater efficiency. While we intend to have everything up and running before our libraries open for business, it is not impossible for related services to be affected later in the day....

IT Updates Catalogs and Collections WVLS Technology

What is WVLS?

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November 9, 2016

When using the Library Catalog (V-Cat) or requesting a book in person, you may have noticed the term “WVLS.” But what exactly does that mean?  WVLS stands for Wisconsin Valley Library Service, a library system that counts the Marathon County Public Library and 25 other public libraries across Clark, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Taylor Counties as members. WVLS operates from offices in the basement of MCPL’s Wausau Headquarters and oversees the V-Cat online catalog, offers training and support to member libraries, facilitates resource sharing, courier services and more. Because of this, patrons can check out materials from any public library in WVLS and return it to any other public library in...