cataLION is almost here! New Integrated Library System Coming Soon to the Albright College Library

For the past two years Library staff have been busy behind the scenes working to bring a new Integrated Library System (ILS), called cataLION, to the Albright College Library.

In addition to providing a system that is more web/mobile-friendly, cataLION allows patrons much more functionality:

  • Navigate with an intuitive and user-friendly graphical user interface
  • View book-covers
  • Search for books in more of a “Google” way
  • Manage your Library account online: easily place holds and renew library materials
  • Receive automated due date notices via email
Searching in the more user-friendly cataLION

Searching in the more user-friendly cataLION

Powered by the open source software Koha, the system provides the backbone for the library’s online catalog, as well as the behind-the-scenes cataloging, circulation and acquisitions functions. created by librariansCreated by librarians, Koha is an open source product used by thousands of libraries around the world. We’re looking forward to the increased functionality and efficiencies this new product will provide.

We’ll be rolling out these changes in the coming weeks and we will also be providing lots of information and tutorials to help users navigate the new system!

Preview Access to the online catalog is available from

About Heidi Ziemer

Instructional and Outreach Services Librarian at Albright College Library
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