University Library DePaul Library

Library Reboot Is Here!

On June 24, 2020, the DePaul Library migrated several library systems, along with other members of the CARLI consortium, in order to improve user experience and staff workflows. Our new LibrarySearch provides a better user experience and a more seamless discovery of our print materials, electronic journal articles, e-books and more in a single easy-to-use search interface. A new internal system, Alma, replaced the systems currently used by Library staff for operational functions, including acquisitions, cataloging, fulfillment, e-resource management and link resolution.

Features and Enhancements

Search more DePaul Library resources through a single search box
The new Everything at DePaul search combines a search of the library catalog plus full-text articles, e-books, and more. It’s your one-stop tool for searching almost everything at DePaul, including print books and journals, games, media, and music scores along with full-text journal articles, e-books, legal documents, magazine and newspaper articles, data sets, and more.

Use Campus Connect credentials to access your library account
Log in with your Campus Connect credentials to request library materials, renew items, and view your library account. Since I-Share is integrated into the new system, requesting books from other libraries is even easier.

Get more notifications with less paper waste
New electronic notifications mean that you’ll receive automatic library emails when you check out or return materials, when items are available for pick-up, and when library materials are due. No more wondering whether you returned an item, and you can simply search your email to find the title for that book you checked out last year.

Additional enhancements include:

  • A mobile-friendly interface
  • Real-time updates to records making the release of materials more timely
  • Integrated systems for efficient management of e-resources
  • Longer loan periods for some favorite non-book checkouts like headphones and chargers
  • Easier access to I-Share resources due to shared system records and configurations

Updates and Communication

Throughout the summer, we will do our best to avoid service disruptions and address any unanticipated issues that may arise from the migration to our new systems. We will communicate updates through the Library’s Full Text blog as well as our website, so stay tuned! We have addressed many FAQs throughout this guide, but we welcome your additional questions. Please get in touch with us at: library-migration@depaul.libanswers.com.