New Library Search from 9 March!
From Thursday 9 March, you will only need one search box to search across the Library’s print and online resources. Library Search will replace the existing Library Catalogue and SearchPoint systems, making it easier for you to find the books, theses, journal articles, conference papers and reports you need to support your teaching, research and work.
Improving your experience
Most importantly, Library Search will save you time and provide better searching capabilities from one search box. There will also be some key changes to the way you use the new system:
Downtime – Monday 6 March
To prepare for the move, there will be a period of downtime on the Library Catalogue on the morning of Monday 6 March. Then between 6 – 9 March the content in the Catalogue will remain static. This means that although you will be able to search our holdings as usual, information about whether items are on loan or on the shelf may not be accurate, and you will not be able to reserve items.
Library Search is the result of a year-long project to integrate the library systems across both campuses on one platform. This will provide a unified approach to print and eResource management and streamline existing processes. It also enables us to exploit the new technologies on offer and create value for money.
Our Library staff are delighted to be able to launch Library Search at last and will continue to develop the system after go live – there are many more exciting developments in the pipeline!
If you would like to ask us anything about the new Library Search please contact us
+44 (0)1793 785743