New Library website launches

The new University of Chicago Library website launched on July 5, 2016.  The site’s improved navigation and mobile-friendly design provide faculty and students with ready access to curated, scholarly information and research expertise.

Website users are encouraged to share their feedback about the new site and to report any issues using our feedback form.  You can also obtain assistance navigating the site and conducting your research from our Ask a Librarian service, via live chat, email, phone, or in person. The Library plans to continue migrating remaining pages, as well as refining the site design over the summer as feedback is received and user experience testing is conducted.

The new Library website homepage viewed on a tablet

The new Library website homepage viewed on a tablet

The design and structure of the new Library website have been developed in response to the needs of and feedback previously provided by UChicago faculty, students, and staff. The new site is optimized for both desktop and mobile use, with a modern look and feel. Compared to the Library’s previous website, it has been made easier to browse and navigate by

  • providing streamlined access to search tools for articles, journals, and databases;
  • providing more consistent navigation across the top of the site’s pages;
  • reorganizing information into categories developed directly from user input;
  • making it easier to find information about distinctive collections, exhibitions, study spaces, hours, and locations; and
  • connecting related collections, tools, and experts, making it easier for users to take advantage of the wealth of information and services offered by the Library.

In addition, Library news is presented in a more engaging way on the site, and pages have been optimized for discovery via Google or other search engines.

The current Library Catalog, launched in 2014, has not been redesigned as a part of this project.

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