(Lakewood, Colo. – April 3, 2013) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) today debuted a redesigned website. Jeffcolibrary.org has a fresh look and offers exciting new ways to highlight materials of interest for library patrons.
“More and more library patrons are coming to us via jeffcolibrary.org,” said Pam Nissler, executive director, JCPL. “Online visits have been growing in the double digits nearly every year for the past 10 years, and last year, our website was host to nearly 6.2 million page views!
“Given that, we’ve spent the last several months imagining a whole new online experience for JCPL patrons,” Nissler added. “We want to make sure our website is user-friendly, dynamic, responsive, highly interactive, and easy to update and maintain.”
Improvements to the website include:
- A dynamic user interface;
- New site navigation;
- A more robust catalog;
- More timely information updates;
- Enhanced opportunities for library and patron interaction; and
- More efficient site management.
“This launch is only the beginning of JCPL’s new online experience,” said Chris Evjy, web manager for JCPL. “We expect jeffcolibrary.org to continue to evolve and change, with dynamic content, new enhancements and increased opportunities for patron and community exchange.”
Residents may access jeffcolibrary.org 24 hours a day, seven days a week to apply for a library card, set up a library account, search the library’s catalog, place library materials on hold for later pick-up, research topics of interest and find out about upcoming events. Special pages for kids and teens provide access to age-appropriate materials and experiences. New features include seasonal subject guides to help residents with topics of interest and a new Director’s Blog to update patrons on the business of the Library.
“We’re excited to have people visit jeffcolibrary.org and tell us what they think,” said Evjy. “Patrons can give us feedback at jeffcolibrary.org/feedback.”
About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children's Library and an eTrain mobile computer training lab, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.