In December 2016 an unauthorized third party breached a database that included some of our Lynda.com learning data, such as contact information and courses viewed. We are informing our patrons of this issue out of an abundance of caution. Please know that we have no evidence that this data included anyone’s email address or password. And … [Read more…]
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Library Geeks are available at our Inspiration Bar located in the front of the library to help Westhampton Free Library cardholders on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: these 15 minute drop-in sessions are available to Westhampton Free Library cardholders only.
Our library system servers will be undergoing an operating system upgrade on February 19, 2017. The entire system is scheduled to go down at approximately 5:30pm on Sunday, February 19. The upgrade is expected to complete with in 8-10 hours. During this time, the following services will be unavailable: Viewing or Searching the Catalog Access … [Read more…]
Library patrons are now able to sign up for our new Auto Renewal service. This new feature will provide you with an added level of convenience by automatically renewing any eligible items you have checked out three days before the items are due. To sign up for the service, log into your accounts and look … [Read more…]
Backstory Earlier this year, OverDrive challenged its team to create an app that reimagined the way readers search, discover, and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from the library. The Brand Introducing Libby. A new, mobile-only tool inspired by user and library feedback and designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. The Rollout … [Read more…]
Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a major storm. To help you prepare, we’ve provided these resources containing information to protect yourself and your loved ones. Emergency Preparedness (Southampton Town website) bereadyli.org (a collaboration between PSEG Long Island, United Way of Long Island, and 2-1-1 Long Island) Be Prepared (courtesy Southampton Town) … [Read more…]
The Disaster Information Management Research Center is part of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. It is the world’s largest biomedical library. Below is a some of the librarian curated information provided on their website. For further information, peruse Disaster Lit @ disaster.nlm.nih.gov. Infectious Diseases: Pandemic, Epidemic and Disaster-Related Outbreaks Links … [Read more…]
Suffolk Cooperative Library System is discontinuing email (gmail.com)service at midnight on December 31. If your email address ends in suffolk.lib.ny.us, you will lose your contacts and messages unless you change to a new email provider as soon as possible. For more information from SCLS, click here. LibraryGeeks are ready to help you set up a … [Read more…]
On Wednesday Apple announced their newest mobile device known as the iPad Pro. It is a larger, more powerful alternative to their current iPad lineup with the target demographic being professional users and artists. The iPad Pro packs a 12.9″ screen (2732 x 2048), a new A9X CPU, 4GB of RAM, iOS 9, and boasts … [Read more…]
Google announced today that Android Wear for iOS will be available in the Apple App Store for iPhones starting today. Android Wear is Google’s smartwatch operating system which previously worked only with Android Devices. It is a competitor to Apple’s iWatch which currently only works with iPhone devices. The new iOS compatibility will only work … [Read more…]
Microsoft’s Windows 10 update is now available. Anyone using Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 is eligible for a free upgrade during the next 12 months. If you’re currently using Windows you can upgrade once you receive the update notification through the Windows Update utility. If you do not want to wait you can also … [Read more…]