The new catalog is throwing us all (staff and customers) a few curves, but as with any large data migration and change in software, these "hiccups" can be expected. The Ramapo Catskill Library System administrator is updating us frequently on the changes and updates they need to perform in order to make things run smoothly. You may notice temporary loss of access when they make such changes.
DVD title searching can be done by first searching the title. On the results page, under Media Type in the left-hand column entitled Limit Search Results, check off Physical Video Media and click on Include. Give it a moment, and the DVD results will be culled out of the original results. Using the Advanced Search to do this is a bit problematic right now, so we don't suggest that route. For new releases, use a keyword search such as "debt dvd" for the new release "The Debt." See comments below for further explanation.
Please bear with us as we adjust to the new catalog. This catalog is not a locally-controlled website; it is an Integrated Library System selected and shared by the 47 libraries that belong to the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS). It is what enables us to share and distribute the many wonderful resources that belong to the citizens of Rockland, Orange, and parts of Ulster and Sullivan counties. We shared over six million items last year, so you can understand that this is a significant undertaking that is not as simple as it might seem.
And to answer one more question: no, we will not be bringing back the old card catalog. As frustrating as these new technologies can be, they can still deliver results that no wooden drawer of index cards ever could!
Thank you again for your patience.