September 8, 2021

County Public Libraries Set to Roll Out New Library Catalog


Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will launch a new online library catalog, Aspen Discovery, on Monday, Oct. 4. MCPL’s online catalog is the tool customers use to explore the collection and find materials they want and need.

“After careful consideration, we made the decision to explore a new catalog that would offer greater customization,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “One of the most important elements is that features can be modified as MCPL changes and grows.”

The new catalog will allow:
  • Seamless integration of MCPL’s physical and digital collections to see all formats of titles.
  • Creation of usernames and passwords by customers.
  • Faster, more accurate searches.
  • Creation of reading lists and reading histories by customers.
  • Browsing of the collection from a mobile device.
  • Customers to rate books.