As one of the largest public university systems in the world, the University of California holds a vast collection of resources in its libraries.
However, until now, each campus library used its own catalog, making it difficult for patrons to find items held at other campuses without using a separate search tool.
Beginning July 27, 2021, UC Library Search will bring all UC campus libraries into the same system, which will allow you to find resources from any campus simply and quickly, saving precious time and effort.
UC Library Search will look the same as the discovery tool that the UCR Library has already been using since 2018, but comes with expanded features.
With this update, you will now be able to see what you have borrowed, request extensions, and manage your account with a single login. You’ll no longer need to log in to UCR’s local catalog, Melvyl, and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) separately to find and request items from outside UC Riverside.
Another exciting new benefit is that you will be able to pick up UC Library materials from any campus, giving you the option to check out materials from the UC library closest to you.
UC Library Search is the next step in the evolution of a unified UC discovery tool, and will enable greater collaboration between campuses in research and collections management.