Search the Library Catalog

Library staff are actively working to improve the ways you can search our library catalog.  So we're currently offering two catalogs!  Both search the same database.

Search the new catalog.
Search the classic catalog.

New Catalog

  • More modern interface
  • Narrow search results easily, with many options
  • Exact title searching ("Browse Alphabetically") available at the bottom of the catalog search screen
  • Boolean operators (AND and OR) must be capitalized
  • Standard tools for truncation (*) and phrases (double quotes)
  • Direct links to interlibrary loan, renewals, and overdue fines; currently no direct links to course reserves or offsite stacks requests
  • Ability to mark items, sort, email, save, and print; marking and saving currently require a W&M login
  • Direct export to RefWorks and EndNote (both require a W&M login)
  • Includes QR codes, texting and other mobile-friendly features, and options for tagging and comments

Classic Catalog

  • More traditional catalog interface
  • Narrow search results readily, with several options on the advanced search screen
  • Exact title searching ("Begins With") available on the basic search screen
  • Boolean operators (AND and OR) can be upper or lower case
  • Unique tools for truncation ($) and phrases (single quotes)
  • Direct links to interlibrary loan, renewals, overdue fines, course reserves, and offsite stacks requests
  • Ability to mark items, sort, email, save, and print; W&M login not required
  • Indirect export to RefWorks and other bibliographic manager tools (W&M login not required)
  • Currently no social or mobile-friendly features