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Digital Services Upgrade

Hiram College Library Catalog Updates

The Hiram College Library Catalog has a new location. Please remove any bookmarks to hiraml.hiram.edu and update them to https://cat.opal-libraries.org/.

To access your account information on the new catalog, use: https://cat.opal-libraries.org/patroninfo.  

NEW! Students no longer need to register their barcode with the library to access materials! If prompted for your "library barcode," simply use your Student ID number. Contact us with any questions. 

Library Catalog Update FAQs

What if I saved a link from the library's catalog?

Unfortunately, the link will need to be updated following the upgrade. After August 4, search for your title in the new catalog and look for the "Permanent Link" text below the Find Copies tab. On your iPad, click and hold the link and select "copy link" or on your computer, right click that link and select "copy link" to save it. If you have any difficulties accessing a Permalink, please contact us.

Why are you making this change?

The library's current catalog is out of date. We are joining the Ohio Private Academic Library Consortium (OPAL), which includes access to their catalog. By joining, we will now have an updated catalog that allows us to include all OhioLINK eBooks in our catalog (our current catalog has not allowed us to add new eBooks since fall 2020). Additionally, joining OPAL provided us with access to 200,000 eBooks at no additional cost!