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Library Search

Library Search is our new Library Services discovery platform powered by Primo from ExLibris. Library Search allows you to search for books, ebooks, journals, ejournals, articles, digital media, and databases on a unified discovery system.

We will maintain access to our legacy discovery systems until 30th September 2023 to facilitate the transition to the new interface.

Please take a moment to review the following information to make the most of the new and improved Library Services discovery system.

How will the changes affect me?

  • We will continue to provide access to all our current and expanding range of Library resources. It is only the interface through which you access the resources that is changing.
  • The new search box will contain a single search input. There is a link below to the University Archive Catalogue
  • If you have saved Preferred Searches, Loan History or My Lists on MyAccount that you wish to retain, please ensure that you save these in a separate location. You will no longer have access to this information in the MyAccount from 30th September 2023. Unfortunately, we cannot migrate this information to the new system.
  • If you have created saved searches, folders, citations, and articles in a MyEBSCO personal account and they point to an EBSCOhost database i.e., CINAHL, ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS, British Education Index, then they will continue to work. However, if you have any saved items in your MyEBSCO account folder pointing to Library Catalogue, Article Search or E-Journals A-Z these will not work after 30th September 2023. You should save your search history and export this data. Saving Your Search History using MyEBSCO explains how to do this. You need to have a MyEBSCO account if you want to download or reserve EBSCO ebooks.
  • You will have access to a new Library Account on Library Search from 16th August 2023 where you can renew books, create favourites lists and export citations.
  • If you have created permalinks, persistent links or stable URLs from the Library Catalogue, Article Search, Classic Catalogue or E-Journals A-Z discovery interfaces, these will no longer work after 30th September and need to be updated to new Library Search URLs. Please contact your Subject Librarian if you need advice on how to do this.
  • You will be able to continue to export references from Library Search to EndNote and Endnote Web. If you use the Find Full Text function in Endnote the OpenURL Path information will change.

Please view the Primo Highlights Demo for an insight into the new Library Services discovery experience.

Last Updated: [06 September 2023]