Kennedy Library, and all CSU libraries, will launch a new, shared library software platform in June 2017.
The search box on the library’s homepage will take Cal Poly users to the new system starting on June 27, 2017.
Library visitors will notice some key changes:
|What’s changing?||Before June 27, 2017||After June 27, 2017|
|OneSearch results include all CSU libraries, instead of only Kennedy Library.||PolyCat
Kennedy Library Catalog
All CSU campuses in one catalog
|3-5 day delivery of loaned items will include all CSU libraries.||Link+
and Interlibrary Loan
and Interlibrary Loan
|OneSearch, instead of many searches.||Separate searches for electronic articles, databases and physical books.||All CSU library collections, electronic articles, databases and physical books in one seamless search.|
Why is the CSU changing software?
Organizing all collections in a single system eliminates the need for multiple outdated online catalogs at each campus.
Anyone can find what they need with a single search. Books, electronic articles, eBooks and database results are discoverable from OneSearch.
Library visitors at any campus can access and order books from any CSU library collection.
When is this happening?
On June 27, 2017, PolyCat will be replaced. The new search tool, One Search, will be integrated into the library’s home page search box. Library staff have been preparing data, testing and training for two years to meet this launch date. We are excited to finally share the new system.
What is happening to Link+ ?
The Library will accept Link+ orders through May 26, 2017.
Link+ will be replaced by CSU+, providing 3-5 day delivery of books and other tangible items from CSU libraries. All standard interlibrary services (Interlibrary Loan for physical materials and RapidILL for electronic article delivery) will continue to provide swift delivery of books, media and articles from a vast network of partner libraries.
OneSearch supports interlibrary loan services through the CSU network. Cal Poly users will be able to order interlibrary loan items from any CSU and all of our partners, for both physical and electronic delivery.