Monday, November 14, 2016


Primo One Search,
the Holman Library catalog of books, articles and videos,
is getting a spiffy new user interface !

Check it out…give it a test ride:

NEW Primo One Search

Library patrons will use this interim interface from Jan. 4-22. 

On January 23, 2017 the Holman Library is “going live” with a new Library Management System (the computer “backbone” of the library which runs much of its day-to-day activities)

What does this mean for YOU starting January 23?
  •  Good news: the Primo One Search interface will change only slightly (some colors may and a few features may change) so you will already have had the first couple weeks of January to get acquainted with it.
  • Heads-up: URL links to records in the any of the previous catalog/user interfaces will change.This means any links you have saved that start with OR will be outdated...SO remember it is good practice to keep track of the titles and authors of any sources you are researching (not just the URL links).
  • Heads up: If you have saved “favorites” or “e-Shelf” items in any previous catalogs, export/email them to yourself by Jan 20.  They will not be retained after that time.

If you have any feedback or questions, please email librarian Jennifer Rohan

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What can I find in Primo One Search? In Primo you can find your library account.  Sign in to see items you borrowed, renew your items or save useful searches to your personal "e-shelf" for later us.  You can also find physical items on the library shelves such as books, dvds, cds and print journals.  You can also find non full-text books and articles available through interlibrary loan.  You must choose the "include results with no full-text" option to search for items that can be requested from other libraries.  You can also find online items from library databases and vetted free sources, such as journals, magazines and some newspapers, electronic books, streaming videos and more.  BUT not everything from library databases is included in Primo.  Instead use individual library databases to find encyclopedia articles, more extensive newspaper results and perform more powerful searches, especially for primary sources, biographies, trade journals, graphs and subject headings.

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