We are very excited to announce the availability of the SAILS Mobile app in the Google Play and Apple stores!
- Search the SAILS’ catalog: Search for items by title, author, subject, or general keyword and place holds on interesting items.
- Manage your account: Keep track of your account – view your checked-out items, holds, fines, and account information.
- Pay fines online with a credit card.
- Search by barcode: Use your device’s camera to scan the barcode on a book, CD, DVD, or other item at a friend’s house or bookstore and search for available copies in the SAILS’ Network.
- You can link accounts to manage your family’s checkouts and holds, all in the same place.
Anyone who had the old BookMyne+ app installed should see a direct update available for this new mobile app.
Overdrive – SAILS Digital Library
Libby is the recommended app for our Overdrive titles.
The older Overdrive app still works…
Get our downloadable books (MP3 & EPUB) directly to your mobile device.
- Audiobook sleep timer: Set the timer and your book shuts off when you do.
- Sepia eBook display: Enjoy easy-on-the-eyes reading that looks just like a paper book.
- eBook orientation lock: Enable this setting, and you can rock without the roll!
- Return eBooks right after reading so you can dive into the next one.
The SAILS online catalog, Enterprise, is a mobile-friendly site.
Library Card Management Apps
With the new SAILS Mobile App, you no longer need to use another app to manage your library card. However, if you already use the following apps, they do work with the SAILS cards.
CardStar: “Go Cardless with CardStar™ from Constant Contact. Fast, easy & secure! LIGHTEN YOUR WALLET and move your plastic loyalty cards, reward cards and membership cards to your phone so you never miss out on a reward, discount, or deal again.” Download for Android or Download for iPhone
Key Ring: “Never carry loyalty, membership, or library cards again! Key Ring is the app for loyalty cards and savings while shopping. Plan, save, and organize by carrying your cards, stores’ weekly ads, coupons, and your shopping lists – all in one app.” Download for Android or Download for iPhone
Top Circulating Titles 2017 - PDF version. Click on the bookmark icon in the upper right to skip to a specific library.
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View a tutorial showing available features.
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The SAILS network is now 21 years old. I spoke to our attorney on Monday and we were laughing about all the paperwork she has in her file from the merger of SAILS and ABLE – it goes back to 1994! But I think that despite all the misgivings the creation of SAILS has proven to be the best decision the directors made.
FY16 has been a very active year for us. I have a PowerPoint that highlights a few statistics about usage and staff activities but I would like to talk about a few things that don’t appear on the PowerPoint.
There were a lot of firsts this year – it was the first time we sponsored a library showcase and it was so successful it will be repeated in March 2017. The SirsiDynix staff members who attended the Showcase were so impressed the program was highlighted during their opening address of the Users Group Meeting in Indianapolis.
The network made a change in staffing – one that I think is benefiting everyone. We merged 1.5 positions into one “jack (or Jacqueline) of all trades” – Lisa Hart as the Support Specialist. Her willingness to take on a huge variety of tasks not the least of which was making today’s refreshments has freed up other staff members’ time to focus on member library support. We love having her as a part of the SAILS team.
In accordance with the strategic plan which began on July 1 2015 we concentrated our efforts on providing opportunities for seminars about new technologies and purchasing equipment that libraries can borrow. This year the network loaned tablets and blue tooth scanners to libraries testing Mobile Circ, laptops and scanners to libraries doing an inventory, a people counter, and an Overdrive Media Station. In addition to scheduling a number of training sessions at SAILS and via webinars, SAILS staff went on site to do hands-on training – for example Laurie conducted 2 part circulation training for staff in Mattapoisett. We expanded our digital collection and Kristin worked very hard with a number of libraries to post collections of significant documents and images on our Digital History site.
FY17 promises to be another year of expansion for network services. We are purchasing a hotspot from T-Mobile that can be loaned to libraries who want to go beyond the walls for community events. If there is enough demand we will purchase a second unit. We have scheduled trainers from Novelist and Gale to do onsite training in September to help staff members make the most of the resources available to them. In November we will be sponsoring a one day seminar/workshop on dealing with the “virtual patron.” In response to requests from staff and directors we have new workshops available this year – streamlining technical services using the features of Workflows, searching, a reports roundtable, and the ins and outs of using Google apps. In addition we are hosting a workshop sponsored by MLS on RDA.
SAILS is a multi-type cooperative – it has public libraries of all sizes, academic libraries and K-12 media centers. It is our mission to provide the best possible service and the broadest level of service to all our members. Not everything we offer meets everyone’s needs but our goal is that we have a positive impact on every member, making Southeastern Massachusetts the model for library services and cooperation in the state and beyond.
- Bridgewater State University
- CLAMS Library Network (CLAMS)
- Fenway Libraries Online (FLO)
- Minuteman Library Network
- Old Colony Library Network (OCLN)
- SAILS Library Network (SAILS)
- UMass Amherst
The Commonwealth Catalog system is being funded with state funds through a series of grants from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
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- Pass policies are determined by local library
- “X” indicates that the library has the pass - please contact the library to reserve
- “O” indicates that you may reserve the pass online; - please click on the “o” to reserve