Something New for Spring 2014 – A Redesigned Catalog Interface

In an effort to constantly improve your ability to get good results when you search for books, DVDs and more in our library catalog (AKA the “Diamond Catalog”), we have redesigned the interface to simplify the search and improve your library research experience. The transition from our existing catalog to the newly redesigned one will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

The intent of the new design is to offer a streamlined appearance that minimizes clutter while providing easy access to the mostly frequently used resource links. For example, we’ve made the links to E-ZBorrow and Journal Finder much more prominent at the top of the page. Instead of our current small tabs for title, author and subject searches running along the top of the search box, we’ve made them much more visible by enlarging them and adding them to the left side of the page – where they are more likely to be seen and used.








The effort to simplify and streamline carries over to the display of records:








We hope you will find our new catalog design easy to use. If you would like to give it a try in advance of the official debut on February 4 you can visit the preview site. If you would like to provide feedback on the appearance or functionality of our redesigned catalog interface please leave your comment to this post or use our “What’s Your Suggestion” blog to share your feedback.