Catalog: Resource Sharing With Other Somerset Libraries

Can’t find a book, audiobook, video or other item at the Biesecker Library? The SPARK catalog’s Resource Sharing feature allows you to order books from other libraries in the Somerset County Library System and pick them up at the Biesecker Library.

Libraries included in the Somerset County Library System include the Somerset County Library, the Meyersdale Public Library, the Windber Public Library and the Conemaugh Township Public Library.

First, before searching for a book, use the Library drop down menu. Under Library Groups, select MSB-Somerset.

Enter your search terms in the Search bar. If a result is available at the Biesecker Library, it will indicate “1 of 1 available at the Mary S. Biesecker Public Library” below the title of the book. If a book is available at a Somerset County Library but not the Biesecker Library, the section below the book’s title will be blank.

By clicking into the title, you can discover which library has the book under Location (red), and click Place Hold (blue) to place a hold.

On the Place Hold page, your account information will be automatically entered. The Pickup Location defaults to the Mary S. Biesecker Public Library. You can select how you wish to be notified (email, phone or text message) when the book arrives.

Once you click Submit, the request will be sent to the library holding the book. The librarian will process your request and send it to the Biesecker Library, where we will place the book on hold at the front desk like any other interlibrary request. You will be notified in your preferred method once your book is ready for pick up.