UW Libraries to Pause Prospector Service

To improve user experience, University of Wyoming Libraries is upgrading its library management system. As part of the migration, Prospector will be unavailable during the summer and fall semesters.

Prospector is a multilibrary service that allows UW students, faculty and staff to borrow books and other materials from participating libraries under common loan rules. The service will go offline from July 28 until early 2024. Patrons can still access all of the same libraries and resources by using Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.

“In anticipation of Prospector going offline during the library management system migration, we’re increasing our staffing in ILL,” says Paula Martin, assistant dean of user services. “We’re predicting an increase in traffic for the service and want to be as adequately equipped as possible to handle that.”

The new library management system will be live by the start of the fall semester.

“We wanted to notify the campus community as early as possible to encourage everyone to plan ahead and know we have alternatives available to access the same resources during this transition period,” says Debbie McCarthy, assistant dean of resource discovery and management. “The new system will have enhanced discoverability of our collections, is mobile friendly and will give better and more customized search results. We’re excited to share it with the campus community.”

Additionally, UW Libraries encourages faculty members to put in early requests for course reserves and purchases for the fall semester.

To access all UW Libraries resources, visit www.uwyo.edu/libraries.  

For more information, call UW Libraries at 766-3190 or email libcirc@uwyo.edu.

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