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To celebrate National Library Week, the library is launching "Your Library Anytime" - http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/anytime - to highlight all of the library services and resources that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whether you're trying to finish your homework the night before it's due, sitting on a beach and want to download an ebook, riding the train to work and feel like reading a magazine, or missed last week's speaker on your favorite topic - the library can help, even after our doors are closed.
Your Library Anytime is divided up into general sections, with links to specific resources - both library tools and free online resources - which are all available 24/7. And we'll be adding more links as we grow, so we'd love to hear your feedback - let us know what you'd like the library to offer! Send your comments to Becky Herrmann, Library Director, email@example.com - or better yet, go to http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/anytime and choose one of the other ways to connect with us, 24/7.Posted in Library Information, Resources, Web Tools | No Comments »
As a patron of the Chelmsford Library, you have access to the books, movies, magazines and other materials of the 36 member libraries of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.
You can request items in Chelmsford and/or from other libraries, and these items will be sent to Chelmsford for you to pickup.
To request an item through our online catalog, first search for the title you're looking for. Then, on either the search results screen or the item details screen, you should see a "Request Item" button on the right side.
When you click that you'll be prompted to enter your library card number (no spaces) and your PIN. Your PIN should be the last four digits of the telephone number you gave us when you signed up for your library card.
If that doesn't work, please call us at 978-256-5521 x211 and we can reset your PIN.
After you enter this information, you'll be shown your position in the request list (if it says you are 1, then there is no one waiting ahead of you for the same title), and you'll be able to choose the library in which you'd like to pick up the item. To submit the request, click the "Request" button.
If there you encounter any trouble along the way, or have any questions, please let us know via email or call us at the Reference Desk at 978-256-5521 x211 for help. Posted in Library Information, Web Tools | No Comments »
With the start of the new year, the Chelmsford Library is also launching a new events calendar!
The new calendar is easier to read, will have more events and activities on it, and offers new features for patrons. These include:
The new calendar also has a new web address: http://calendar.chelmsfordlibrary.org. Be sure to bookmark it, or subscribe to an RSS feed, to keep up to date with what is going on at the library.
Another feature of this calendar is that is allows library events to automatically show up on the Chelmsford Community Calendar, hosted by Chelmsford Telemedia. Bookmarking the Community Calendar lets you see what's going on around town.
Soon we'll also have an automatic way for groups to reserve rooms at the library. In the meantime, please refer to our website for meeting room reservations. If you have questions about the new calendar or booking a meeting room, please contact the Library's Administrative Office at 978-256-5521 x100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Posted in Library Information, Programs, Web Tools | No Comments »
Chelmsford Independent's Website
Chelmsford Independent Database
For older issues, the Library has a microfilm archive of the Chelmsford Independent from 1986 to present. We also have the Chelmsford Newsweekly, from 1940-1993. The microfilm is located on the lower level of the library, near the Reference Desk.
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There are a lot of web tools that help people keep in touch. But Twitter is one for those people who absolutely, positively need to stay in touch.
Twitter is an instant messenger service, which has become popular because it allows people to easy post short message directly to a web page. You can send posts, in the form of a text message, from your from the Twitter website, an IM program, your cell phone, or other mobile device.
Since the messages must be short (at most, 140 characters), people tend to share everything from the mundane and trivial ("I just ordered a ham sandwich for lunch") to the informative ("My flight just got delayed - now we're scheduled to take off at 9:45am" ) to the poetic ("Highway driving means/speeding down an open road/but never swerving").
Messages posted by a twitter user can be read on the twitter website. Or, if you subscribe to a person's feed (say, a friend of yours), messages can be delivered to your RSS reader, cell phone, or other mobile device.
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