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UA Libraries launch new online search tool on July 20

Friday, July 20, 2018

The University of Arizona Libraries are always looking for ways to improve services for everyone who uses the library.

On July 20, we updated the current library catalog and Summon search tool with a new system to help you find and get what you need. This cloud-based system is part of a tri-university collaboration with the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University to support greater fiscal responsibility and operational efficiency. 

What’s changing? 

  • We'll automatically renew your books for you, unless there's a hold on the book or your account isn't in good standing.
  • You’ll now have more time—10 days instead of seven—to pick up materials on hold.
  • We aren’t charging hourly/daily late fees for most library materials anymore, but we’ll continue to have full replacement charges and processing fees for materials that aren’t returned by the due date. 
  • We’re replacing print receipts with email receipts, and you can still track due dates by logging into your library account.

What’s staying the same?

  • Immediately access electronic databases, online journals and ebooks
  • Search for library resources from a single search box
  • Do advanced searches
  • See materials that are available in real-time
  • Keep materials for the same amount of time as before
  • Request items that we don't have
  • Pay fees and fines online

If you can’t find what you need, contact your librarian or ask us