Rancho Cordova and Valley Hi-North Laguna Libraries to temporarily close for maintenance

Material handling system will be installed to check-in and distribute items more efficiently
October 15, 2020
In order to manage our collection safely and efficiently while getting all our materials back into circulation in a timely matter, we are installing and upgrading Automated Material Handling Systems (AMHS) at two locations to help with receiving, checking-in and sorting items for staff.
To ensure a smooth installation and upgrade with the least amount of interference, the following locations will temporarily close: Rancho Cordova Library from November 10 through 11, and Valley Hi-North Laguna Library from November 13 through 19. We apologize in advance for this temporary inconvenience.  
“The library moves thousands of items around the system each day, and the AMHS helps us distribute these items effectively,” said Collection Services Manager Lisa Dale. “Checking-in and distributing items quicker enables us to fill holds quicker as well. It also benefits the staff because the system will sort items into bins for less handling and faster shelving.”
We have used these automated systems at Elk Grove Library since 2009, North Natomas Library since 2010, Central Library since 2017. The AMHS that has already been there at Rancho Cordova Library since 2011, will be getting an upgrade.
If you have items on hold at these locations, your holds can either be transferred to another location, or extra time will be allowed to hold your pickup. Please call us at (916) 264-2920 or (800) 209-4627 for assistance.