Author Archive for Brent


Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019

ICPL's Popular Drop-In Tech Help times are changing.  The new times are: Tue: 11 am - 2 pm Wed: 11 am - 2 pm At Drop-In Tech Help, we try to help patrons with just about any kind of Tech-related question.  We often help people with questions...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018

Screen shot showing how to add a name to a linked library card. This is key if you are going to link more than one card. One nice feature with Overdrive's newer Libby app that is not available with the Overdrive App (as far as I know) is the...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

Iowa City Public Library is committed to protecting its patrons' privacy and confidentiality. We try to keep as little information about our patrons as possible and we don't share it with others.  We routinely purge information including your...

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017

Every year at this time, media stories begin to surface about the top New Year's Resolutions based on some survey. But as we all know, making the resolution is easy. Figuring out how to make it sustainable is the tricky part. Maybe ICPL can help. ...

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

If you haven't yet tried ICPL's digital Magazine service, I encourage you to give it a shot, especially if you regularly read magazines.  Here is a short guide with answers to your questions about using this amazing service and how to get started:...

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

Because October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month , I wanted to provide some information about using the Library's WiFi and public Internet computers.  The Library has 43 public Internet stations for general use as well as Internet access...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017

It has come to our attention that some of our email notices are being rejected or blocked by two major Internet providers.  CenturyLink has been rejecting our email courtesy notices with a message that they are spam.  MediaCom as also been...

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

The OLD icon used to get to your checkouts page One of the good things about our Overdrive service is that they continue to work on updating and improving their interface. However it can be confusing when things change.  One of the things that has...

Friday, Nov 4, 2016

ICPL recently introduced a new version of its  online calendar .  The new version has an updated interface that is easier to use and more mobile friendly. As before, you can view the calendar in standard calendar format using the monthly, weekly...

Monday, Oct 24, 2016

Renewing eBooks through Overdrive is a bit different than renewing physical books or other items from ICPL.   When  your loan period gets down to within 3 days, you should see an option on your "Loans" page (formerly: "Checkouts" Page).  [Note:...

About Brent

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I am the IT Coordinator at ICPL.  I mostly read mysteries and science fiction, but sometimes I also delve into evolution or cosmology. 
I like to travel although I don't get a chance to do it as much as I used to.  I've spent time in Senegal, Japan, and West Berlin.  I also love to backpack and hiked the entire Appalachian Trail a while back.
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