Preview a new item display in the library catalogue

On 23 February, You will be able to preview a new page display in the library catalogue.

From Tuesday 23 February, you will have the opportunity to preview a new feature in the library catalogue. We would like your feedback.

When you search or browse for an item in the catalogue, a banner will appear on pages giving you the opportunity to provide feedback or to leave the preview.

Some of the new features are as follows:

  • A larger cover image display
  • Clearer display of titles
  • Easier to read descriptive summary

  • Ratings
  • The Title section also includes improvements to the display of ratings and to the way you add your own ratings.

Format Chooser

The Format Chooser focuses more on availability. A 'more editions' menu makes it easier to see multiple editions of titles in the same format. 

In the Same Series

As a feature of our NoveList Select integration, series now display in a more visual fashion.

Opinion / Visual Curated Content

In the Opinion section, the contributions that our library staff make are now promoted.

Staff lists

To make the most of our engaging staff lists, the Bib page prominently and visually features staff lists.

Relevant Recommendations

Recommendations are more prominently highlighted. 

Availability details at preferred location

‘Availability details’ have been made more prominent in search results. A new feature also allows you to sort and show availability at your preferred location. This feature will save users a lot of time, particularly for magazines.

Magazines – sorting holdings

You simply click on Availability and can sort by Volume (ascending or descending order).

Important points to note

Full record details

Full record details can be found under the About section – Full details.

To view subject headings for fiction titles, you need to click Full details. The same applies to see Table of contents and more detailed parts of the item record.


Research and feedback from you help determine the new bib page design and ensure a better experience. Please send any feedback via the Give feedback button.