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Alma & Primo VE

This site keeps the UVic community up-to-date on the upcoming changes to UVic Libraries' search interface. On June 28, 2022, the catalogue and search interface will be moving to a new library management platform called Alma and Primo VE.

Get ready for All-in-One Library Search!

On June 28th, 2022, the current Library Search page (shown below) will be replaced by an all-in-one search box. The new Library Search will search all library resources at once.

Don't worry, you will still be able to refine your search results to find the exact resource you are looking for. Watch this site for regular updates as we navigate this exciting change together.

The classic catalogue searches by item title, author, and subject. We are announcing it is getting a makeover and will no longer look the same after June 28, 2022

Our new system will offer an integrated discovery interface with options to search across the entire collection, or to limit only to certain types of resources like books, journals, electronic, or print. UVic Libraries will produce documentation and instruction materials to teach students and faculty how to navigate basic and complex searches in this new discovery interface. Much more information will be forthcoming, but if you have immediate questions about this change then please send them to

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