Coming Soon: Worldcat Discovery

On Monday, August 1, the Library will be launching Worldcat Discovery to replace the existing Worldcat Local online catalog and search tool. Here’s what you need to know.

Worldcat Discovery offers a new and improved interface, including:

  • More intuitive and robust search options, including filtered searching and a “Did you mean?” feature
  • Responsive design that works across a variety of devices
  • Updated interface

All the same content will be available:

  • Worldcat Discovery will continue to provide access to the Preus Library holdings and the collections of thousands of libraries worldwide

Worldcat Discovery Lists will not be public:

  • Lists will be private and only for personal use
  • You can import lists from Worldcat Local into Worldcat Discovery

You can preview the new search interface:

Worldcat Local will still be available:

  • The main search box will direct users to Worldcat Discovery, but Worldcat Local is still available here
  • Your user accounts, including your lists, will still be available through Worldcat Local
  • There are no current plans to end Worldcat Local

Update your bookmarks:

  • If you have bookmarks to item records in Worldcat Local, you should update them to the new Worldcat Discovery URLs
  • The Library homepage will not change:

We’re looking forward to the improved search and interface features! Please report any issues, concerns, suggestions, and compliments to Freeda Brook [email protected] or any of the library staff.