CLEVNET Expansion (continued)

Patrick Finan, director of the McKinley Memorial Library, shared Baker’s enthusiasm. “With more than 10 million items now available to us, we are extremely happy,” he said. “We now have access to items that we could have never accessed previously, including eBooks. The transition to CLEVNET was very smooth, and our patrons are literally dazzled by the number of materials now available to them.”

While joining CLEVNET provided obvious benefits to the newest members, it also provided Cleveland Public Library with financial advantages, since the CLEVNET operational costs are now shared across a larger number of libraries. In addition, Cleveland-area residents now have access to the materials available at the Trumbull County libraries.