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Farley Library has migrated to a new ILS and discovery service!

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The Farley Library is excited to announce that we have migrated to a new Integrated Library System (ILS) and discovery service.

The existing Sierra system for cataloging books and managing checkouts has been replaced with FOLIO, an open-source system that is quickly gaining popularity among library systems worldwide, including the Library of Congress.

Summon discovery service has also migrated to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) in order to work with the new FOLIO system and is now named Find@Farley. Many of you may be familiar with EDS from previous institutions, but EDS and EBSCOhost databases, including CINAHL and APA PsycArticles, will be transitioning to a new user interface (UI) later this year. A preview for the new EBSCOhost databases is forthcoming.

The Farley Library will make this transition as seamless as possible, but it may take a few weeks for all of the functionality you are are used to seeing with Summon and Sierra to be fully integrated into the new system. We appreciate your patience as we work to get everything running over the summer.

What is changing for electronic resources and databases?

The search box you are used to using on the library's homepage is exactly the same. While the user interface looks very different from Summon, rest assured that you still have access the same electronic journals and databases. 

You can also log into MyEBSCO to save searches, create project folders and more. Your MyEBSCO account is tied to your Wilkes Portal account, so there is no need to create a new account. Simply click "Sign in to MyEBSCO" to be taken to the Wilkes login screen to enter your Wilkes credentials.

You may notice that some of the filters and limiters you are used to in Summon are different or absent altogether. Because we are one of the first adopters of the new EBSCO Discovery Service interface, not all of the custom features will be available at first, and we apologize for this inconvenience. We will make sure to update the interface as soon as these new features become available later this summer/fall.

In the meantime, if you are having any difficulty locating resources in Find@Farley, do not hesitate to reach out to the library for assistance.

What is changing for EBSCO-owned databases, such as CINAHL and APA PsycArticles?

Databases owned by EBSCO will also be migrating to the new user interface (except DynaMed) later this year. It will look nearly identical to the new EDS interface. You can access a preview here.

What is changing for book checkouts?

Formerly, you placed books on hold and managed checkouts in the Classic Catalog (Sierra). You will now place holds directly in Find@Farley without needing to use a separate interface. You will still use your Wilkes email and password to log in to the system.


You will also be able to view and manage holds and checkouts in the same system.