New Library Search Tools

New library search tools are coming in January. These search tools will provide improved discovery of library resources in all formats and an enhanced user experience.


  • What will be different?  

You will get better search results. You will still be able to use one search box to search across our print and electronic collections, but because of the way these tools allow us to manage resources on the back end, you will have more relevant and comprehensive search results. Stay tuned for more information about changes as we continue to configure the tools for our campus.

  • Will I still be able to use individual databases?  

Yes, you will still be able to use individual databases. 

  • How will this affect my library accounts such as items checked out and interlibrary loan?  

We are working hard to limit impacts on library users. Stay tuned for more details as we continue to customize these tools. 

  • Why is the UT Libraries making this change?  

These tools are a component of a larger system which allow us to better manage and deliver all of our library resources to you. This system represents the next generation of library resource management tools and is being adopted by peer institutions as well. 

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