New Library Catalog

Welcome to a New Catalog Experience / ¡Bienvenidos a una nueva experiencia de catalogo en línea!

Contents for New Library Catalog

Warren-Newport Public Library is joining Cooperative Computer Services (CCS), a group of 28 area libraries that share an online catalog and member database. WNPL cardholders will have access to materials from CCS member libraries including Fremont, Grayslake, Lake Villa, and Round Lake, along with many others, with the added convenience of picking up and dropping off materials at our library.

Over two million resources were shared across the CCS network of libraries in 2020-2021, which serves as a tremendous example of the diversity and wealth of titles available to patrons through the library network.

Benefits of joining CCS include:

  • WNPL cards will automatically be registered at all CCS libraries.

  • WNPL patrons will be able to view local collection items along with items in all CSS libraries’ collections.

  • Items from CCS libraries’ collections will be available for pickup at WNPL.

  • Patrons can pick up and return most items to any CCS library.

If you have any questions, please feel to stop at any public service desk, or call 847-244-5150.

Frequently asked questions about the transition:

Will my pin stay the same?If you already had an active library card before September 6, 2023, your pin is your 7-digit phone number (no area code). If you had changed your pin from the 7-digit phone number, your pin would revert to your phone number after the transition to the library's new catalog on September 7, 2023. If you register for a library card on or after September 6, 2023, your pin will be the last 4-digits of your phone number.

Patrons can change their password at any time after the online catalog transition on September 7. A password can be between 4 and 64 characters and can include numbers, letters, spaces, and most special characters.
Do I have to pick up my holds at the Warren-Newport Public Library?With some exceptions, items can be picked up at any CCS library location. Simply select the pick-up location when you place your item on hold.
Where can I return materials?Again, with some exceptions, materials can be returned to our library's indoor or outdoor book drops. Materials may also be returned to any other CCS library.
How do I find an item that is not in the new online catalog?If our library does not own an item, an item can be sent to WNPL from another library for your use. If the item is unavailable at any CCS library, an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request can be submitted by WNPL cardholders to receive the item from a library outside the CCS consortium. Patrons can also request items to be purchased for WNPL collections by contacting staff.
Will my holds and reading history transfer to the new system?Holds and reading history transferred over to the new system.
Will my lists transfer to the new system?No, unfortunately, any lists created in the previous online catalog did not move to the new catalog.
How will I find my holds on the self-service shelf?The library previously organized our holds by patrons' full last and first names. Beginning September 6, we will organize our holds by the patron’s first four characters of the last name and the first initial of the patron’s first name.
How will I renew my materials?Your checked out materials will be automatically renewed if applicable. You can also call the library at 847-244-5150 or visit online at to renew.