Online Booking is Back at BPL!

LibCal, the new online system for requesting community meeting rooms at BPL is now live. It is once again possible to view and request available meeting rooms on the BPL website.   LibCal will generate acknowledgement emails automatically for each request received.  After a request has been reviewed by the library a “Confirmed” or “Not Confirmed” email will also be sent which will include any relevant details about the request.

The new system should significantly shorten our patrons’ waiting time in receiving their room confirmations and will allow users to view and book all available dates and times between two weeks and 5 months in advance–The time span for requesting meeting rooms according the Library Board Policy.

Many Thanks to our Computer Lab Manager and the library staff who assisted with the project!

Movie & Lunch at BPL!

On Wednesday, May 7th., Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol, will hold a Movie & Lunch program starting at 1:00 PM. Hyde Park on Hudson is a British historical comedy starring Bill Murray as FDR.  Beverages  &  cookies will be provided courtesy of the  Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Bring your lunch!  No Charge, but registration is required.  To register, please visit BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

New Meeting Room Booking System Update

Bristol Public Library is transitioning its online meeting room booking process to LibCal–a specialized library  calendar and booking platform.  LibCal has worked well in testing and current bookings from May 5 onward are being transcribed to the from the previoius system. The new system is scheduled to go live Monday, May 5, 2014.  The Library Board Meeting Room Policy, Room Agreement, and meeting room hours, will remain unchanged. The new system will allow for a meeting room availability calendar, which updates itself automatically and will always display the most current meeting room availability status.  Double booking of meeting rooms and booking of rooms less than two weeks ahead of time  or farther than 5 months ahead of time (the range allowed by library policy) will not be accepted by the system.  LibCal will also simplify the requesting of amenities when making a room reservation and will provide automatic statistics for library use.  Further information is available by calling the Programming/Public Relations Manager or the Computer Lab Manager at (860) 584-7787 x 2007.