Catalogue upgrade

New catalogue launching Tuesday 23 August 2022

What does this mean?

We are launching a new library services platform to manage all the information about our collection. 

We are also upgrading our online catalogue that you use to search and access the Library’s collections. 

Why are we making this change?

Our current library system has been in place for over 20 years. The new platform and catalogue will enhance the digital capability of the Library. 

What are the benefits?

The new catalogue will be very similar to our current catalogue but will improve digital capability and access to collections over time.

The new catalogue will have some helpful new features:
•    Improved accessibility
•    Filtering and sort functionality for periodical items (such as newspapers)
•    The ability to search within journals

How will this impact me?

For the most part, the new catalogue will look the same and function in the same way as the current catalogue, but there are some changes. 

Password access
All members will need to sign in with their member number and a password to access full catalogue features and electronic resources from home.

Digitised items
Find out how the display of records for digitised items has changed

Saved searches, favourites and tags
‘My favourites’ from the old catalogue (including saved records, saved searches and search alerts) will not migrate to the new catalogue.

Missing records
Help with finding something in the new catalogue. 

Catalogue feedback
A new tool you can use to share your feedback on the catalogue.

What's new - 20 Feb

We'll be updating this guide with new content about the catalogue. See the latest additions below:

Known issues

For more information and updates on known issues relating to our Catalogue Upgrade, please visit this Library Systems Status page.

Man and woman checking catalogue cards in filing cabinetMan and woman checking catalogue cards in filing cabinet [ca. 1950 - ca. 1960] H2008.11/334