Library Search is a new National Library of Scotland service which will replace the main catalogue and provide wider access to our collections.
It will bring together, in a single search, details of our printed, manuscript and archive, moving image and digital collections, as well as high quality e-resources and databases from a range of publishers.
Library Search is scheduled to be in place by November 2018.
Included in Library Search are:
- More than five million records from our print collections, including books, maps, journals, newspapers and music
- Almost five million electronic legal deposit items
- Records of 35,000 items from our archives and manuscript collections
- Hundreds of thousands of digitised resources from our collections, including digitised books, maps, photographs, posters, music, and films from the Moving Image Archive
- Millions of articles from full-text newspapers, journals and reports
- Thousands of electronic books, including many reference works
- Millions of records and abstracts from online services, digital archives and databases.
The new service brings several benefits. You can:
- Refine searches by format, subject, year, etc
- Access a wide range of electronic resources
- Request materials for consultation in our reading rooms
- Receive notification when items you've requested are ready for you
- Review your borrowing history.
Further information is available at https://www.nls.uk/catalogues/library-search
For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.