New and Improved Library Systems Now Available

Library rebootThe DePaul University Library is excited to announce our new and improved library systems, which replaces the WorldCat Discovery search and back-end software, Voyager. Our new user experience, identified as “LibrarySearch” on our homepage, will provide a more seamless discovery of our print materials, electronic journal articles, e-books and more in a single, easy-to-use interface. The new system will also enhance operational functions, including acquisitions, cataloging, fulfillment of purchases, e-resource management and more.

Features and enhancements include:

Find more resources through a single search box
The new library default search combines a search of the library catalog plus full-text articles, e-books, and more. It’s your one-stop tool for searching almost everything at DePaul!

One login
No more logging in with multiple usernames. Now you can log in with your Campus Connect credentials to request library materials, renew items, and view your library account. Since I-Share is integrated into the new system, requesting books from our partner libraries is even easier!

Less paper waste
New electronic notifications mean that you’ll receive automatic library emails when you check out or return materials, when items are available for pick-up, and when library materials are due. No more wondering whether you returned an item, and you can simply search your email to find the title for that book you checked out last year.

Additional enhancements include:

  • A mobile-friendly interface
  • Integrated systems for efficient management of e-resources
  • Longer loan periods for some favorite non-book checkouts like headphones and chargers
  • Easier access to I-Share resources due to shared system records and configurations

Please note that any links you have saved that lead to WorldCat Discovery catalog records will need to be updated. For more details on the new systems visit our DePaul Library Systems guide at https://libguides.depaul.edu/migration.

Information on using the new system
Please Ask A Librarian for help finding library materials and using the LibrarySearch. Library workshops and guides will be available soon to help you navigate new library systems and get familiar with new features.

User help is also available for many common functions in the new LibrarySearch.

We want your feedback
Let us know what you think by sending feedback to library-migration@depaul.libanswers.com.

2 Replies to “New and Improved Library Systems Now Available”

  1. Since you have a large right-hand sign directing one to contact a librarian for help (and I often do this – they are all amazingly wonderful) why do you need that annoying pop-up asking if one wants to chat etc.? It is not only redundant, but requires an extra look and click each time one goes onto a new page.

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