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New Library System and Search Experience

The new system will help modernize our services and functions, provide more search options and an enhanced interface, and increase cooperation with other systems across our campus and with other academic institutions.


SU Libraries, along with our sister USMAI institution libraries, will replace our two-decades old library system in May 2024. Our library system contains the catalog of all of the SU Libraries’ holdings, provides access to our licensed electronic resources, and controls library functions such as checkouts, fines, and borrowing from other institutions. In short, it is the foundation of the library. 

Going live on May 23, 2024, the new library search interface will change how our existing library search platform/catalog looks and functions. This will allow for better access and management of the Libraries' print, electronic, and digital collections as well as improved discovery of items across all USMAI institutions. It will help modernize our services and functions and increase cooperation with other campus systems and with other academic institutions across the state.

Enhanced features include:

  • Enhanced Experience: Better integration of the library’s collections along with improved and expanded search capabilities.
  • Faster: Save time by searching almost all of the library’s collections and beyond in one simple search.
  • More Discovery: Explore and learn through automatic recommendations, virtual title browsing, and citation trails.
  • Personalized Search Experience: Log in to save your research preferences. Save your items in your account and easily export records to citation management systems.
  • On-the-Go: Improved mobile user interface allows researchers to search on their favorite mobile devices.

Try the New Search!

Our new search tool, which we're calling SURF (the Salisbury University Resource Finder), is now available! Please feel free to explore the new interface and send us your feedback on the new system.

Search Using SURF!