New library catalog to launch July 16
May 31, 2018

Starting on July 16, 2018, how you access library materials will look and feel different.

On this date the UCR Library will launch an enhanced library catalog with a modern, mobile-responsive visual display and new search tools.

The new library catalog (formerly known as “Scotty”) will have a streamlined user experience with improved access to library materials and more intuitive ways for you to discover new content.

New features include:

  • Combined access to both print materials and online licensed e-resources
  • Easy-to-tailor search results using active content filters in the sidebar
  • Book and journal cover image previews
  • Table of contents previews
  • Full text access to digital items when searching through the on-campus network

We invite you to preview the new search interface starting today. This preview will give you a taste of the new search capabilities, although not all the functions of the catalog are implemented yet.

Millions of records are currently being migrated and/or modified as part of this transition. We expect to have the new library catalog fully functional on July 16, 2018.

If you have questions or comments, please email them to or use the comment form on the library website.