Connectivity issues

Update: Connectivity has been restored. East Central Regional Library is experiencing connectivity issues (as of 10:47am). Disruptions may occur when using the East Central Regional Library catalog throughout the day today, Wednesday, October 18th. We are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Catalog and Public Internet Computers currently down

Update 12:10 pm – This problem has been resolved.  Our catalog and public internet stations should be functioning normally again. We are experiencing problems with our catalog connectivity and access to our public internet stations at this time.  We expect this problem to be resolved shortly and will update here.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Online Catalog Not Working

Update: access has been restored. The online catalog and account access is currently unavailable. We are working to restore access. Please feel free to contact us: Ask a Librarian Contact form Facebook We apologize for the disruption in service.

Downton Abbey Withdrawal Blues?

If you are like just about everyone I know, you are currently mourning the loss of a very beloved TV series, Downton Abbey. If you are such a person, here are six shows that have the potential to fill any void Downton Abbey has left in your TV viewing schedule. A Place Call Home This […]

Search for eBook and eAudiobooks in the Catalog

Physical books or digital books?  If you’re like most digital readers, you don’t read digital books exclusively but also read physical books .  Previously, if you were a physical AND digital book reader from ECRL, you had to search in more than one place.  If you were looking for physical books like hardcovers or Books on CD from ECRL, you […]

2013 BOOK AWARDS – Booker, Nobel, Pulitzer !

The votes are in, and the winners have been announced!  Here are the authors and books that received major literary awards in 2013:    THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE – Alice Munro   Cited as a “master of the contemporary short story”, Munro is the first Canadian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.  She […]

Clearer descriptions

When you look for a DVD or book you search our online catalog, using words that describe the title, author, performer, or subject. Your search results depend on how ECRL’s catalogers put the information into the database for each item as it comes in. A new standard is being embraced that uses more descriptive and […]


Publishers are gearing up for fall!  New biographies and memoirs are sure to be popular and many will hit the bestseller lists.  Check the ECRL catalog in the coming weeks for the following: Bruce by Peter A. Carlin – the life of Bruce Springsteen based on interviews with family, band members, friends, and ex-girlfriends But […]


It was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of its time.  Captained by Edward J. Smith, the RMS Titanic left Southhampton, England, for New York City on April 10, 1912.  Four days later, at 11:40 pm on April 14th, the ship struck on iceberg in the North Atlantic, south of Newfoundland, Canada.  In the […]