Introducing the Library Search

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On June 29, 2017, the Libraries, under the leadership of Director of Library Technology and Knowledge Management, David Lacy, will launch a new Library Search system to replace Summon and the library catalog (known as Diamond). Beginning in June, this new search will be the gateway to discover books, ebooks, journal articles, archival material, and library research guides. Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, the Libraries will solicit feedback from library patrons and continue to develop and build upon a new discovery environment. Based on the feedback and development work, an enhanced version including additional resources will be launched in June of 2018 along with a new website in anticipation of moving into Temple’s extraordinary new library building.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information and check the Libraries’ website over the summer for further updates.

What You Need to Know Before June 29th:

For faculty, students, and staff:

As part of this launch, saved lists, preferred searches, and reading histories in Diamond will go away on June 29th. If you use these opt-in features, export now!

For faculty:

Links to library resources may change. This may include those that you have saved in Blackboard/LCMS+.

If you have any further questions, please contact


2 thoughts on “Introducing the Library Search

  1. With the passage of time, technology changed the whole process of learning means physical books get replaced by e-books and some way or the other made the things in easy access.

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