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UI Library's Online Catalog Upgrade Effective Aug. 7

August 04, 2017

The University of Idaho Library's main online catalog, Primo, is receiving a significant face-lift. Beginning Aug. 7, library patrons will have the opportunity to use a new and improved search interface. While retaining all of the same content and user features of the current catalog, the new version offers a more modern look to connect patrons with the information they need. Patrons will continue to use their Vandal Net ID and password to log in.

All personal account details, including loaned and requested items, will be automatically transferred to the new catalog database. Also, users will still have access to their saved e-shelf items and permalinks that currently are on their accounts.

The Library's former online catalog will remain available alongside the new version through the end of the year. The Library welcomes UI community feedback on the new catalog. Users are encouraged to fill out a feedback form which is on the library's home page. For help, please call 208-885-6534 or email the library reference desk at

More than 100 libraries nationwide have already implemented the new Primo user interface. The majority of libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, to which UI belongs, also plan to adopt the new Primo version. The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a library consortium of 39 colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

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The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at