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Posted on: February 28, 2022

The New Black Gold Cooperative Library System

Changes in services coming

PASO ROBLES, CA   February 28, 2022 The Black Gold Cooperative Library System, of which Paso Robles City Library is a member, is currently undergoing a realignment that will ultimately allow Central Coast libraries to provide a more community-focused approach to library services. Over the next several months, the
multi-step process will necessitate a few changes in service. 

• Beginning March 1, all renewals, including autorenewals, on borrowed materials will be suspended
temporarily to allow time for materials to be returned to their owning libraries.

• In March (date TBD), all holds placing will be suspended temporarily to allow for the migration of data to new library circulation software.

• Beginning April 25, the shared Black Gold Cooperative Library System will offer titles from the Paso Robles City Library, Santa Maria Public Library, Lompoc Public Library System, Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Library System, Blanchard Community Library, and the Carpinteria Community Library. These libraries will have their own customized catalog website designed specifically for their local patrons. 

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara cardholders are welcome to apply for a Paso Robles City Library card to continue accessing materials from Black Gold member libraries. (San Luis Obispo County libraries and the Santa Barbara Library System recently announced their departure from the cooperative system.)

While these changes may take some getting used to, member libraries are confident that moving forward the new Black Gold Cooperative Library System will be better positioned to engage with their communities and meet their information needs. For additional information, please visit prcity.com/library or call (805) 237-3870.

The Library is open Monday-Friday 9-7 and Saturday 9-4. Curbside service is available during open hours. Call the Library at 805-237-3870 or visit prcity.com/library and the Library Facebook and Instagram sites for more information.

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