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Healthcare Library Search Changes August 2023

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 systems until 30th September 2023 to facilitate the transition to the new interface.

Please take a moment to review the following information to ensure a smooth transition and 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.
  • 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 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 or CINAHL, then they will continue to work. However, if you have any saved items in your MyEBSCO account folder pointing to Library Catalogue or E-Journals A-Z these will not work. 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, or E-Journals A-Z discovery interfaces, these will no longer work and need to be updated to new Library Search URLs. Please contact your Specialist Librarian if you need advice on how to do this.

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

Last updated: [27th September 2023]