For Summer Session 2023 Faculty: Important Update

Update (April 25): LINK+ Unavailable in Summer 2023

The William H. Hannon Library and William M. Rains Library are migrating to a new library system on Wednesday June 21, 2023. This means that beginning on this date any links to items in the library catalog (with a URL that includes “”), or permalinks from OneSearch+ that you have in your Brightspace page for a course, or that you have saved in bookmarks or other platforms, will no longer work. Links to LibGuides, direct links to journal websites, e-book platforms, or permalinks to resources in other databases will remain unaffected.

Because this is so close to the end of the term, we hope that this will be a minimal disruption for you and the students enrolled in your course. To that end, there are a few things that you can do in advance to plan ahead.

For Summer Session I and II Faculty Only

In recognition of the disruptive timing of the system transition, we are offering a service to map your catalog links from the old system to the new system.

If you know that you will have an assignment or final that requires access to specific e-books, books, media resources, or articles from the library catalog or OneSearch+ during those last three days of the summer session I term (or for the entire summer session II term), and would like library/ITS support with mapping your catalog links to the new system, please complete this form ASAP. We will start processing requests in the order received during the week of May 8. Note: There may be some links (i.e., items that are NOT e-resources) that will not be live until on June 21. We plan to provide those as quickly as possible and will notify those faculty in advance if that is the case.

Additional Information

You are invited to join us for a 30-minute Zoom drop-in info session about the new system. Click any of the following links to register.

  • Wednesday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m.

Faculty planning for fall 2023 and spring 2024 courses should plan to download/save existing citations and use our quick-guides and tutorials to make these changes before the semester start. Here is a checklist of actions [PDF] that you can take to download/save your references from the old catalog.

We will have tutorials and resources about the new system linked from the libraries’ home pages in early June, as well as staff on hand in person and via chat reference to provide support for both students and faculty before fall semester start.

If you have any questions, please contact

We appreciate your attention to this matter and your patience during this transition, and look forward to offering you and your students an enhanced research experience this summer and beyond.