Boulder City Magazine® March 2006 Issue
by Duncan R. McCoy, Director
Boulder City Library
This month, I’d like to talk about resource sharing between the Boulder City Library and other libraries in the area. Since the early 1980’s, Boulder City Library District has contracted to share online computer circulation and catalog use with other libraries in the area. For many years, library patrons from UNLV and all the public libraries in Clark County enjoyed access to all library collections with their library cards, through sharing of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s (LV-CCLD) computer system.
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|This worked well until into the early 1990’s when the UNLV Library decided it needed its own system. In the latter part of the 1990’s the public libraries in Henderson and North Las Vegas departed the consortium and contracted for their own shared online circulation and catalog system.
Boulder City Library District and the Nellis AFB Library are still with LV-CCLD for online circulation and catalog access. We do have the option of entering an agreement with the Henderson District Public Libraries, but have over recent years opted to stay with LV-CCLD because LV-CCLD has a larger collection of books and other items which Boulder City library patrons can continue to use.
Your Boulder City library card enables you to directly borrow from any library in the LV-CCLD system, so if you’re in Las Vegas and stop by the Flamingo Library, the Las Vegas Library, the Whitney Library or any of their other libraries, you can directly borrow items with your Boulder City card and return those items to the Boulder City Library.
You can also request items from the LV-CCLD libraries to be delivered at the Boulder City Library. Our library staff is happy to help you with this.
Although Henderson and N. Las Vegas libraries no longer share the LV-CCLD online system, your Boulder City library card can still be used at the libraries in Henderson and N. Las Vegas. You will be asked to re-register your personal data with them, as they are now on a different computer system, but your library card will be honored.
The public libraries in Clark County have a long and wonderful spirit of cooperation, built over many years of hard work and good will. There are at least 33 libraries in the local area available for Boulder City Library’s patrons.
Contact the Boulder City Library at www.bclibrary.org
688 Wells Rd #A
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Phone (702) 294-1392 Fax (702) 294-1392
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