vufind Library Catalog Interface

VuFind Catalog

You can now search both the U of I Library Catalog and the I-Share Union Catalog with a user interface called VuFind.

The I-Share Union Catalog has replaced the older Classic I-Share Catalog.  You can still search the local U of I Catalog through either the VuFind interface or the Classic interface.  

Here are some of the features you'll find in VuFind:

  • A single simple search box
  • Refine search by subject, title, topic, language, format, and more
  • Search the U of I library catalog or all I-Share libraries at once, including item status and location information
  • Request UIUC and I-Share items
  • Create your own username and password
  • Connect to your "My Account" page
  • Zotero-compliant for saving and tagging records
  • Social networking tools, such as leaving comments and tagging
  • Previews in Google Book Search

Features currently unavailable in vufind:

  • Search course reserves
  • Call number searching
  • Ability to limit items by library
  • No direct export to Refworks

We appreciate any comments or feedback on the vufind interface.