Coming this Summer: New Library Search Will Unify the UC System

The 10 UC campus libraries will consolidate their online catalogs into a single system called UC Library Search in summer 2021. (Composite image includes photos of Doe Library at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara Library, McHenry Library at UC Santa Cruz, Geisel Library at UC San Diego, all via Wikimedia Commons, and Shields Library at UC Davis)

The 10 UC campus libraries will consolidate their online catalogs into a single system called UC Library Search in summer 2021. (Composite image includes photos of Doe Library at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara Library, McHenry Library at UC Santa Cruz, Geisel Library at UC San Diego, all via Wikimedia Commons, and Shields Library at UC Davis)

Finding and borrowing materials from libraries across the UC system is about to get easier!

This summer, the libraries on all 10 University of California campuses will be connected through UC Library Search, a unified discovery and borrowing system. In addition, here at UC Davis, the ability to search the collections of the Mabie Law Library, which is part of the School of Law, will be integrated for the first time.

UC Library Search will allow you to:

  • Search for library resources here at UC Davis, both in the main Library and the Mabie Law Library;
  • Search the collections of all 10 UC libraries, using the same search tool, to locate the full text of millions of additional print and online books, journal articles, and other content; and
  • Borrow and renew materials from any library in the UC system using a single sign-on.

The new UC Library Search system will replace Melvyl as the UC-wide library catalog search tool. However, the look-and-feel of the new system will be familiar to UC Davis Library users, since UC Library Search is being built using the same software that our library already uses for our catalog. Other library online systems, such as course reserves, will not change.

The expected launch date for UC Library Search is July 27. To minimize inconvenience to our community, there will be no interruption of library services as we transition to the new system.

Stay tuned to find out more about UC Library Search in the coming months. In the meantime, visit the UC’s webpage about the project for additional information.

Have questions? Please contact uclibrarysearch@ucdavis.edu.