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Welcome to Aspen Discovery

Here's everything you need to know about our new and improved library catalog experience.

Our new library catalog powered by Aspen Discovery is coming soon! Aspen Discovery features a powerful search engine that makes it easier than ever to discover physical and digital materials from our world class collection. It also offers exciting customization features and value-added content like reading recommendations, read-alikes, reviews, ratings and more!

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SearchOhio and OhioLINK Requests

As we transition to our new catalog system, access to borrow items from SearchOhio and OhioLINK will be temporarily unavailable.

  • Starting November 20, you will not be able to borrow or place holds on SearchOhio or OhioLINK materials.
  • Any SearchOhio or OhioLINK materials that you currently have checked-out will not be able to be renewed after December 23 and will need to be returned to the library.
  • Access to SearchOhio and OhioLINK is expected to resume early in the new year.

Catalog Access Unavailable December 1 to December 3

Access to our catalog and many of our resources will be temporarily unavailable December 1 through December 3, 2023, during the transition to the new Aspen Catalog.

  • Libby/OverDrive will be available to patrons who have placed a hold or checked out eBooks or eAudiobooks on Libby or OverDrive after November 5.
  • Access to Kanopy and Hoopla will be available.
  • Access to most other downloadable and streaming media and other online resources will be unavailable.
  • Access to the library’s catalog and MyAccount will be unavailable.

Mobile App Transition

As we transition to the new Aspen Discovery catalog our current mobile app will go offline and a new one will arrive early 2024. A temporary web app will be available for searching on mobile devices in the interim. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause as we work to improve your digital library experience. The current app will still be available but not functional as of December 2.

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Important Dates

November 20
SearchOhio and OhioLINK requesting is suspended
December 1
Last day to renew, place holds in the old system
December 2-3
Checkouts are available in-library only
Catalog information and searching is unavailable
Mobile app no longer works
Most online resources are unavailable
December 4
Aspen Discovery goes live!
Early January (TBD)
SearchOhio and OhioLINK requesting resumes
Mid to Late January (TBD): 
New WPPL Mobile App debuts!

Catalog Lists

If you currently use the list-making feature in our current catalog, those will automatically be migrated to our new catalog system on November 20. Any changes made to your lists after November 20 will not transfer to our new Catalog. You can also learn how to print or email your lists prior to December 1 right here.

Email Instructions

Printing Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Aspen Discovery offers a more user-friendly, modern browsing experience that makes it even easier to find the materials you want. It also offers exciting personalization features and search tools designed to help you more easily discover all that WPPL has to offer.

    • Aspen Discovery is a new way of discovering books, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music, toys and more. This powerful new search engine includes features like predictive search text, curated lists, personalized recommendations and greater control over your user account.

      Other exciting features include:

      • Filter search results by format, language, Accelerated Reader Level, Lexile measure and more
      • Search results display in groupings, making it easier to find your preferred format
      • Explore Featured Lists
      • Create your own lists and save your favorite searches
      • Keep track of your borrowing history
      • Get reading recommendations and find read-alikes
      • Easily find all of the books in a series
      • Explore ratings, reviews, author bios and more
    • Westlake Porter Public Library is a member of SearchOhio, a sharing consortium that lets WPPL customers borrow from the collections of other public libraries across the state. You can use SearchOhio to request items we don't own in our collection and have them delivered to the Westlake library.

      OhioLINK is a similar consortium of college and university libraries around the state of Ohio.

      You'll find more information about borrowing from SearchOhio or OhioLINK on our SearchOhio, OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan page.