The Library’s new catalog is live! FOLIO, unlike our current, proprietary system, is an open-source platform run by the library community—FOLIO stands for the “future of libraries is open”—which means we won’t be tied to one vendor and will be able to participate in the development of new apps and features. The catalog, VuFind, is also open source and was originally developed by librarians at Villanova University. The transition demonstrates the Library’s ongoing commitment to open source software.

6/8/2022 Update: We’re running into some problems getting information about our electronic subscriptions, e-books, and streaming films in the new Catalog. While we work on getting that fixed, you can use this Publication Finder to get information about and links to these e-resources.

Library users will notice these changes:

  • The appearance of the Catalog will be different and some functionality will change as well including:
    • Filtering
    • Holds – You can now place holds on both available and checked out items
    • Renewals/My Account
  • WebBridge will be replaced by FullTextFinder. The functionality will be the same but the formatting will be different. In Google Scholar, you will have to uncheck WebBridge in the settings.
  • Bookmarks to records in the old Library Catalog will no longer work, but records in the new Catalog will have permanent URLs that are easy to copy, bookmark, and share.

The staff of the Library appreciate your patience as we make this transition, especially as we expect that there will be some bumps along the road. If you notice problems with the new Catalog or with FullTextFinder, please don’t hesitate to report them to us at