McGoogan News

Catalog beta release set for November 9

On Oct. 29, UNMC IT asked the library to shut down the server that hosts the library’s catalog of books and electronic resources. Beginning Nov. 9, the library will provide beta access to a new catalog that will officially debut on Dec. 21. 

This access will provide discovery of print and electronic collections, as well as anatomical models. Users will be able to request items for checkout after contacting for an account. With the catalog in beta, users may encounter issues when searching the interface. This provides an opportunity to identify and correct problems before the official December 21 launch. Users are encouraged to report issues through this online form. 

Holdings represented in the catalog are current as of July. Books that are not available can be requested via interlibrary loan. The holdings of the other NU libraries will also be visible, but only for informational purposes at this time.  

By bringing up this new system in beta, the library will continue to provide the UNMC community with access check out materials and view our print holdings during this interim period.

Catalog and checkouts affected

On October 29, IT asked us to shut down the server that hosts the library’s catalog of books and electronic resources. From October 30 until further notice, you will not be able to check out any books or anatomical models. You will not be able to look in the library catalog to see if we own a print book, journal, or anatomical models. We will reach out to anyone who already has materials checked out to confirm when materials are due. We apologize for the short notice and inconvenience. Please contact Emily McElroy, Dean of McGoogan Health Sciences Library, with any questions or concerns at