New Catalog Interface Coming 6/1

Effective June 1, 2010, the Library’s I-Share Union Catalog — the catalog that enables you to search the collections belonging to the University of Illinois and 74 other academic libraries around the state — will have a new user interface and a new look.  The new joint I-Share catalog interface is based on a system called VuFind.   The URL for the new catalog interface is .

Between now and June 1, the traditional catalog interface is still available for searching the joint I-Share catalog.  The new Vufind interface is also available.   You can use either one during this period.  Beginning on June 1, only the new interface will be available, and you will be automatically re-directed to VuFind if you try to connect to the traditional catalog.

The traditional catalog interface for local collections only will continue to be available after June 1.   You will be able to search local collections using either the traditional catalog or VuFind.

To request items from the University of Illinois Library or other I-Share libraries using VuFind, you must create a user account in the VuFind system.   You will need your 14-digit Library ID to setup a new account; however, once the account has been created, you will login with a user name and password of your own choosing.

For Library catalog help, contact the Library directly by:

Chat: U of I Library Live Chat
Phone: 217-333-2290
In Person: visit the Information Desk or a departmental library

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