Announcing: New Library Catalog

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, University Libraries will launch a new integrated library system that will include a new library catalog. The new catalog will improve how users browse, search, and discover materials on library.cmu.edu.

The Libraries implemented its current online catalog in 1995. In that time, standards in web design have changed, technology has advanced, and the needs of users have evolved. It is against this background that the online system has become quite outdated.

The updated system, Ex Libris’ Primo, chosen after a rigorous selection process, allows for a more integrated approach to library system management that streamlines tasks for the Libraries’ employees.  This results in a better online experience for users, who will experience greater ease of searching and accessing resources, as well as a more seamless integration with Interlibrary Loan and equipment booking services. In addition, the responsive design is optimized for smartphones and tablets. 

Visit library.cmu.edu/new-catalog for more information about the transition.

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