Website Redesign Offers Improved Search Functions and Much More

Website Redesign Offers Improved Search Functions and Much More


A redesign of the UO Libraries website launched June 20, 2014, offers many improvements, including:

  • Direct access to the new LibrarySearch discovery system. UO LibrarySearch includes the complete collections of the 37 Summit libraries, close to 9 million titles and growing, and more than 26 million other resources, primarily articles and digital documents and images. The software used for UO LibrarySearch is used by all 37 members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Summit libraries. For more information about LibrarySearch, visit
  • A redesigned section for tips, tricks, and how-to resources.
  • A new visual theme, with colors and design elements based on the UO website theme developed by UO Digital Communications.
  • An expanded, media-rich events and announcements section (introduced during spring term).

The site continues to support high-priority findings from the library’s program of usability testing. The redesign includes:

  • Clear terminology and display priority for high-demand information and navigation features.
  • Audience tabs with targeted navigation and features for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff, and the general public.
  • Improved visibility for instructional technology services.

We welcome your feedback on the new site design and LibrarySearch service. Visit to submit comments.

For more information, contact Andrew Bonamici, associate university librarian for media and instructional services,, 541-346-2682.

Created by ronr on Jun 20, 2014 Last updated Jun 20, 2014