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Thursday, May 21, 2015

University Libraries Celebrate New System

The new core library system that brings us the new comprehensive Library Search on the home page is up and running.

Please call the Research and Instruction Services desk with questions or for assistance: 269-387-5178. Links to journal articles and others may need to be updated in course materials.

Western Michigan University Libraries have successfully transitioned back and front end systems after much preparation. The faculty and staff took time to celebrate today with cake and balloons. Many thanks to the implementation team who have brought to campus the most comprehensive system in over a decade.

Friday, May 15, 2015

New Library Search Tool Debuts May 19

The WMU Library website will be changing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The new website will include the new Library Search tool, along with updated and revised links. This new library system will replace the previous Books+, PowerSearch and Classic Catalog search tools. In addition, it will take the place of the previous Journals button on the Library homepage. Holds and recall requests are temporarily suspended while this transition takes place.

Access to specific databases (e.g. JSTOR, Scopus) will not be affected. Borrowing periods for library materials and interlibrary loan services will remain the same as well. 

Library staff is available to provide help and individual support both before and after the switch over. For more information, please contact the Ask-a-Librarian service at or call the University Libraries Reference Desk at: (269) 387-5178.