Homepage is being redesigned with ease of use in mind
Beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, the Washington County Cooperative Library Services website, www.wccls.org , will be down for a few hours.
Staff will be working to bring library patrons a new homepage for www.wccls.org that will launch first thing on Wednesday.
"WCCLS staff is excited about the new design, which is based on public surveys and user testing," said Jodi Nielsen, senior program educator.
Public surveys show that Washington County residents particularly value the following aspects of library service, which are highlighted on the new homepage:
User testing showed the need for an easier way to get answers to commonly asked questions. The 'How Do I' box now found in the center of the homepage is the result.
The new page will feature the ability to search the entire site, as well as the catalog and online resources.
The site will also include information that particular audiences will find useful, Nielsen said. Information for teens, kids, homebound patrons, job hunters and Spanish speakers will be easily accessible from the new homepage.
The Washington County Cooperative Library Services includes: Banks Public Library, Beaverton City Library, Beaverton City Library @ Murray Scholls, Cedar Mill Community Library, Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany, Cornelius Public Library, Forest Grove City Library, Garden Home Community Library, Hillsboro Public Libraries (Main and Shute Park), North Plains Public Library, Sherwood Public Library, Tigard Public Library, Tualatin Public Library and West Slope Community Library.