YRL provides a wide range of services to our member libraries between two departments. Stay informed about YRL, TRAC and broader library trends by signing up for:

  • YRLpub: a listserv for member library staff to share ideas, resources, as well as receive information and updates from YRL staff.
  • TRACsharing: a listserv for staff from all TRAC member libraries.
  • Newsletters: Sign up to receive The Loop, a weekly newsletter with articles, lists, news, tips and tricks for public library staff, and STATS, the monthly newsletter highlighting statistics for popular eResources.

Bibliographic Services

  • Ordering, processing, cataloguing and delivery of library materials
  • Reference and interlibrary loan services
  • Special collections

Client Services

YRL employs librarians to provide training and consulting to member library staff. Some of the services they offer include:

  • Collection development, including assistance with evaluation, weeding, inventories, selection and planning
  • Consultation, support and training for a variety of library management needs
  • Integrated Library System (ILS) maintenance, support and training
  • Development and maintenance of eResources
  • Planning conferences and workshops

The Client Services Desktop and Network Administrators provide technology services. Libraries that choose to connect to the SuperNet via YRL are eligible for a range of services to augment the base services of the ILS software and online catalogue. These services include:

  • Network/wireless hotspot connectivity
  • Office 365
  • Domain and website hosting
  • Helpdesk services
  • First level backup and disaster recovery services
  • Hotspare equipment loan service
  • Recommender services