The Mid-Hudson Library System Online Catalog at, which provides access to all Hudson Valley residents to over 2.25 million items available in all sixty-six member public libraries, has some new features patrons will love! 

The MHLS Online Catalog is the main online “discovery tool” that patrons use to find what they are looking for, and now they can find what they never even knew existed!

The MHLS Online Catalog now boasts:

  • Reading Level Information
    If you’re interested in finding books that match a certain reading level, then you’ll like this feature. The MHLS Catalog now displays Lexile reading levels for juvenile titles. “Help younger readers find just the right book!”
  • Hyperlinked series information
    For fans of series, reading order is essential. But it’s not always easy to find series information. The MHLS Catalog now displays all the titles in each series, in reading order!
  • Recommended reading suggestions
    “Good books leave readers wanting more.” The MHLS Catalog now makes it easy to find “more like that” – whether it is more like that series, more like that title, or more like that author. The recommendations are created by trusted experts at NoveList who understand books and readers.
  • Reviews from GoodReads
    Find out what “regular readers” think of a book!

These new catalog features were made possible through the work of the MHLS Central Library / Collection Development Advisory Committee and funding from Central Library Aid that comes from New York State to benefit public libraries and their patrons.