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School Library System - WSWHE BOCES: OPALS

Information and Resources for School Librarians

Off-line Circulation

If your Internet connection fails, circulation can still continue. Follow this link for more information and to download the OPALS Off-Line Circulation Module.

Slow Connection Help

Slow Internet connection?  OPALS can help you find out why - Slow Connection Problems

MARC Vendor Specifications

Reading Levels

Lexile and other reading levels (such as Fountas & Pinnell) are applied to both individual and union catalogs by Mitinet's BestMARC services as part of your automation purchases. These are done twice annually for all of our participating districts.  If you have any questions, or want more frequent updates, please contact the SLS.  

OPALS Patron Loads

For Patron Loads:

Please email School Library Services ( for help and instructions!

Patron information needed for OPALS


OPALS Newsletters (Smore)

OPALS eNewsletters - Archives


FAQs about Quick Cats (Fall 2021)

OPALS Updates Sept 2020

FAQs about Quick Cats

OPALS Tip for Today: Handling a series

OPALS Tip for Today: Valid ISBN

OPALS Tip for Today: Using Notes, importing pictures



Library Automation (CoSer 527)
This service provides coordination and professional and technical assistance to implement and support a region-wide library automation service using OPALS open source software. Please contact the SLS if you are interested in learning more.