UC Library Search is Live

The wait is over—UC Library Search is now live! Library users throughout the UC system now have access to a more robust discovery tool (powered by Ex Libris Alma and Primo) that allows you to conduct systemwide searches for materials across all UC campus libraries. 

UC Library Search has replaced Melvyl and Roger and is now the primary search and discovery tool patrons can use to find and borrow materials. If you’re interested in learning more about the migration to UC Library Search, including previous announcements, please visit our project page

What’s Changed

User Task Old Service New Service Notes
Find items held at UC San Diego Roger UC Library Search
Find items held at other UC campuses and libraries worldwide                     Melvyl UC Library Search
Retrieve full text of an article found in a database UC-eLinks Get it at UC Transition will be happening over time. UC-eLinks might exist in some databases until October 2021

If you used Melvyl to place Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests, this functionality will exist in the “Request Through Interlibrary Loan” link in UC Library Search. Like the “Request” button in Melvyl, a form will pop up for you to place your ILL requests. UC Library Search has the added benefits of Single Sign-On, and you will be able to select any UC campus library as your preferred pickup location.

If you request articles found in a library database, you will now see the “Get it at UC” button, which will appear in place of UC e-links. When you click on the button, you will be led to the full text of the article, when available, or you can make an ILL request via the “Request Through Interlibrary Loan” link mentioned above.

What’s Staying the Same

Library accounts: Your existing account has automatically become active in UC Library Search with all of your current check-out information. You can now access your UC Library Search account using your Single Sign-On credentials. 

If you have any questions, visit the UC Library Search FAQ or contact Dani Cook, Associate University Librarian, Learning and User Experience.