UC Library Search went live at UCSB on July 27, 2021, providing a centralized discovery tool to search and browse materials from all 10 UC libraries. Changes are still underway. In fact, those of you who use Google Scholar will need to update your settings to be properly directed to any full text made available through UCSB Library.
It has been almost one month since UC Library Search replaced UCSB Library Search and Melvyl, making it possible for you to find and borrow materials from UC campus libraries using one simple discovery tool.
It’s finally here -- UC Library Search is live! UC Library users now have access to a more robust discovery tool powered by Ex Libris Alma/Primo that allows you to find and borrow materials from across all UC campus library locations. UC Library Search has now replaced Melvyl and UCSB Library Search.
You can check it out at search.library.ucsb.edu
We’re in the final stretch! After four years of planning and preparation, UC Library Search, the new system-wide integrated library system, is about to go live.
On July 27, 2021, UC Library Search will permanently replace Melvyl and all UC library catalogs as the search tool for all ten UC campus libraries, making it easier to locate materials across the UC system.
On July 27, 2021, UC Library Search will replace UCSB Library Search and Melvyl as the new UC-wide discovery tool.
Some services and functions have already been impacted as we get ready for this exciting change.
To navigate this transition, see details below.
UC Library Search will replace UCSB Library Search and Melvyl as the new unified UC-wide discovery tool on July 27, 2021. Some services and functions will be impacted starting July 7. To help you prepare for the transition to UC Library Search, review the following Q&A’s:
What will happen to My Library Account in UCSB Library Search? Do I need to do anything? Do I need to turn books back in?
UC Library Search will replace Melvyl and UCSB Library Search as the new unified UC-wide discovery tool on July 27, 2021.
To help you prepare for Melvyl's retirement, review the following Q&A's and find more on the UC Library Search website.
On July 27, 2021, UC Library Search will unite all UC campus libraries. Current UCSB students, staff, and faculty, will no longer need to log into UCSB Library Search, Melvyl, and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) separately to find the resources they need. It will be easier for users to see what they have borrowed, request extensions, and manage their account for all of their loans with a single login, saving the user time and effort.
UCSB Library Search and Melvyl Retiring July 27
UC Library Search will vastly improve the user experience of faculty, students, and researchers worldwide who need to access collections across the University of California system. This new discovery tool will replace Melvyl and UCSB Library Search on July 27, 2021.
Finding and borrowing materials from libraries across the UC system is about to get easier. On July 27, 2021, the libraries on all 10 University of California campuses will be connected through UC Library Search, a unified discovery and borrowing system.
With UC Library Search, users will be able to: