UC Library Search: One University, One Library, One Discovery Tool

As one of the largest public university systems in the world, the University of California (UC) 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 separate search tools.

Beginning July 27, 2021, UC Library Search will bring all UC campus libraries together into one system, similar to how a public library system uses one catalog even if they have multiple branches. By bringing all 10 UC campuses into one system, UC Library Search will allow you to:

  • Find resources from any campus quickly and simply, saving you time and effort

  • Pick up UC Library materials from any campus (giving you the option to check out materials from the UC library closest to you)

  • Easily find and request materials from outside the UC system using interlibrary loan (ILL)

UC Library Search will replace the current UC San Diego Roger catalog, and also features up-to-date tools for customizing and filtering your search results, along with improved citation tools. You will easily be able to see what you have borrowed, request extensions and manage your account with a single login; you’ll no longer need to create accounts or login to Roger, Melvyl and ILL.

Powered by ExLibris Alma/Primo, UC Library Search is the same system currently used by five UC campuses, the State University of New York and California State University systems, as well as other consortia that include major research libraries such as Carnegie-Mellon University, Northwestern University and the University of Washington.

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.

For more information, including an updated FAQ, please see our UC Library Search website, or contact Dani Cook, Associate University Librarian, Learning and User Experience.