A global community at your local library

You, the Alachua County Library District patrons, have the opportunity to read and write book, movie, and music reviews to share with others from around the world, right within the Library’s catalog!

Are you tired of browsing the library catalog in one screen, while having another screen open to read user reviews of the titles before placing a hold on the item? Yeah, we are too! One of the great features of the library catalog is the addition of patron reviews, which allows you to access reviews on titles from inside the library catalog! 

Book review sample

Library users from all over the world have contributed reviews to the database, and these reviews are available on the very same screen to help you choose the right item every time.The experience is similar to that of many commercial sites: users can rate their picks from one to five stars, write as many reviews as they’d like, and share their opinions and thoughts with other library users.

Like a book and want to let others know? Add a review, and allow others to find great material, too!


To read and write reviews, simply log onto the catalog and search for materials. Reviews and ratings appear automatically within the catalog results. A link to “Add a review for this!” appears below the book jacket cover, and submitted reviews will post automatically, with moderator approval.













To learn more about this service, please visit the library’s catalog.


Posted by MikiW on May 25, 2012