The Iowa City Public Library recently launched its redesigned online calendar with the goal of improving the user experience.
The new default view of the calendar is a list, making it simpler to browse for events. Patrons can quickly scan the list to see what’s happening at ICPL that day, week or month. The grid calendar is available for anyone who anyone who prefers that look or, if requesting a meeting room, needs to see availability.
Events in the new calendar were re-categorized, making it easier to narrow down the event search. This will allow users to see all the events in a single age category or type. This means that when looking at a month’s worth of events, the public can easily see what’s coming up in their selected age and/or category type, and mark personal calendars accordingly.
Speaking of marking your calendar, patrons can also now add events directly from the event page to their personal calendars by clicking the calendar icon next to the date. There are several calendars available including Google Calendar, iCalendar, and Outlook Calendar.
In addition to upgrading the online calendar, the Library’s website also has a new look. The simpler layout is designed to help the public find the information they want easier and faster.
For more information, contact the Library at 319-356-5200.