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New look LibrarySearch

2 May 2018

We have a new look LibrarySearch interface!

We have released a new version of LibrarySearch which you can start using immediately. You can reach the new LibrarySearch homepage by clicking the link on the current homepage.

As you can see from the screenshot, it has a totally different look and feel. There is still a single search box which will default to SearchAll@Cardiff (see our previous blog post about SearchAll).

Screenshot of new LibrarySearch interface

You can choose different types of searches by clicking on the drop-down menu in the search box, and you can click on Advanced Search to enter even more specific search terms. You can still do all the things you would expect to do in LibrarySearch, such as:

  • View My Library Account to see your on loan items, requests, fines & fees: when you’ve signed in, click on your name in the top right-hand corner and then click on My Library Account
  • Save searches and items to My Favourites (previously known as e-Shelf)
  • Place Inter-Library Loan requests
  • View online articles

Remember, you must be logged in to access all of the features mentioned above.

When you log in to LibrarySearch, you’ll be given the same options as previously, it will just look a little different. You’ll need to click on the appropriate link for your category of membership:

Screenshot of new login box on LibrarySearch

Staff & Students will log in using your normal University login details. Community members and NHS members will see the second screen below where you will log in with barcode and password and select the appropriate membership type in the drop-down menu.

Screenshot of barcode login screen on LibrarySearch

And of course, LibrarySearch is available in both English and Welsh. To select your preferred language, click on Sign In in the top right-hand corner of the screen and change the language. If you are signed in and change your language choice, this choice will stick every time you sign in.

Are there any changes to the ‘old’ LibrarySearch?

Yes: you will no longer see three tabs above the search box on the homepage. You can still access these search options by selecting them from the drop-down arrow to the right of the search box. You’ll find Library Collections, Articles & More plus other search options in the drop-down list.

Screenshot showing dropdown choices in old LibrarySearch screen

Community Members and NHS members will also now see the new look sign in screen on the ‘old’ LibrarySearch, as described above.

You can continue to use the old LibrarySearch for now, we will eventually be removing it from service – dates will be announced.

We want your feedback!

We would love to hear your comments and feedback about the new LibrarySearch: click on the link in the ‘Questions? Comments?’ box to complete a short survey.