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UPDATED Tacoma: Problems with tech upgrade keeps Tacoma Public Libraries closed through Monday

A technology upgrade was supposed to keep Tacoma Public Libraries closed for three days this week, but due to “unexpected and continuing problems,” all library branches will remain shuttered through Monday afternoon, library officials said Thursday.

“Everybody is a little bit shocked,” library director Susan Odencrantz said today. “We certainly didn’t expect anything like this to happen.”

Operating on an aging system, the city’s libraries are undergoing an update of the main software system that contains patron, catalog and purchasing records and operating systems.

“We’re migrating from an integrated library system that runs just about everything to another, more complex

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