Darien Library Announces New Website and Catalog

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Darien Library on Tuesday officially launched its new website and catalog. Here’s the announcement to get you oriented for both:

We have transformed your Darien Library experience. Aside from new email reminders for events and study room bookings, we’ve made it easier to discover the over 1.1 million items we have for you to enjoy. Get more out of your Library membership. Come celebrate our new website with a free coffee at the Café! Just ask for your coffee to be put on the Library’s tab on May 10.It’s for you!

The launch of the new catalog and website are made possible via a generous grant from the Darien Foundation.

Darien Library website homepage May 10 2022

The top of the home page of Darien Library’s new website

New Website Features

Event Upgrades
Find your next event with improved search, filters, and calendar displays.
Find a Program

Event Reminders
When you register for an event, you’ll receive confirmation and reminder emails.
Save Your Spot

Don’t Forget
For non-registered events, click the clock icon to sign-up for an email reminder.
Try It Out

Study Rooms
All patrons can book a study room online for the same day using the new site.
Try It Out

Reader Services
Enjoy a new landing page of resources and top books selected by our Readers’ Advisors.
Read with Us

Online Resources
A new interface will help you explore our digital resources and databases.
Start Learning

The New Catalog

The catalog was soft-launched in March. Thank you for your feedback during the beta testing period.

Darien Library catalog web page

What the online catalog now looks like

[Here’s how the new catalogue features were described in a previous Darien Library email:]

We are launching a new catalog and website! Darien Library’s new catalog is now available for a public beta testing period.

The new catalog is more personalized, with automatic features to help you discover new items to love. More of the Library’s offerings are accessible and visible through the new catalog.

To Get Started

You will need your library card and a PIN. You can create a PIN by following this link, entering your library card, and clicking Reset My PIN. You will receive an email with instructions on how to set up your new PIN.

Check out these video tutorials for detailed instructions.

Visit the catalog help page to learn how to set your PIN and about your new account.
We recommend bookmarking the following link so you can see the latest items, staff favorites, and trending items in the catalog.

Explore the New Catalog

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