About Library Hub Services

Library Hub Discover

Jisc Library Hub Discover exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of major UK and Irish libraries. In a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s National Libraries (including the British Library), many university libraries, and specialist research libraries. This new service is being built on the Jisc National Bibliographic Knowledgebase, whilst the new interface development is part of wider Jisc Library Services redevelopment activity; see the Transformation Projects blog for more information about this work.

The pilot Discover service includes the catalogues of a limited number of libraries, as shown below, with new libraries being added regularly. The functionality of the pilot service is at an early stage and we will be adding new facilities gradually over coming months. In this initial release you can do a keyword search of the merged library catalogues, view results and details of materials found. For more information, see "What happens next" below.

Discover service: Libraries included in pilot

The catalogues of the following libraries are included in the initial release of the pilot Discover service.

Library Hub Cataloguing

The Library Hub Cataloguing pilot allows eligible libraries to search and download MARC records for use in their local catalogue. This service is available through a web interface and Z39.50 connection, both of which require authentication. Access is available to current Library Hub contributors. To request access, please complete this form

Access the Library Hub Cataloguing service web interface

For more information, see "What happens next" below.

What happens next

This is a pilot service, with the full Library Hub Discover and Compare and Cataloguing services due to launch at the end of July 2019. Until the launch date we will be continuing to load the catalogues of contributing libraries to the Discover and Cataloguing pilot services, as well as adding data updates. We will be also be taking feedback on the interfaces and continuing to release new search facilities on the Discover pilot service.

Key dates:

  • Feb 4th 2019: pilot service launched
  • Feb 12th 2019: community roadshow in London
  • March 19 2019: community roadshow in Manchester
  • Library Hub staff will be at UKSG: April 2019
  • July 31st 2019: Library Hub Discover and Compare and Library Hub Cataloguing live service launch
  • July 31st 2019: Copac, CCM Tools, SUNCAT, and RLUK database functions now fulfilled by Library Hub Discover and Compare, and Library Hub Cataloguing

Contributing libraries

The following libraries are all participating in the Jisc Library Hub and we will be adding their catalogues to the Discover service over time. This list will be regularly updated as new libraries confirm their involvement and become contributors.

  1. Aberystwyth University
  2. Aston University
  3. Bangor University
  4. Bar Convent, Durham
  5. Bowes Museum
  6. Birkbeck, University of London
  7. Bishopsgate Institute
  8. British Library
  9. British Museum
  10. British School at Athens
  11. British School at Rome
  12. Brunel University
  13. Cardiff Metropolitan University
  14. Cardiff University
  15. Chetham's Library
  16. City, University of London
  17. Courtauld Institute of Art
  18. Cranfield University
  19. Directory of Open Access Books
  20. Durham Cathedral
  21. Durham University
  22. Edinburgh Napier University
  23. Energy Institute
  24. French Institute
  25. Glasgow Caledonian University
  26. Glyndwr University
  27. Hathi Trust
  28. Henry Moore Institute
  29. Historic England
  30. Imperial College London
  31. Institute of Ismaili Studies
  32. Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  33. King's College London
  34. Leadhills Miners' Library
  35. The London Library
  36. London Metropolitan University
  37. LSE
  38. Manchester Central Library
  39. National Gallery
  40. National Library of Wales
  41. National Museums Scotland
  42. National Portrait Gallery
  43. National Railway Museum
  44. National Trust
  45. Natural History Museum
  46. Newcastle University
  47. NHS Wales
  48. Northumbria University
  49. Open University
  50. Paul Mellon Centre
  51. Queen Mary, University of London
  52. Queen Margaret University
  53. Queen's University, Belfast
  54. Rothamsted Research
  55. Royal Academy of Music
  56. Royal Asiatic Society
  57. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  58. Royal College of Music
  59. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  60. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  61. Royal Holloway, University of London
  62. Royal Observatory of Edinburgh
  63. Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  64. Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture
  65. Saint George's Chapel, Windsor
  66. Science Museum
  67. Sheffield Hallam University
  68. SOAS
  69. Society of Friends
  70. Swansea University
  71. The National Archives Library
  72. Trinity College Dublin
  73. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  74. University of Aberdeen
  75. University of Bath
  76. University of Bristol
  77. University of Dundee
  78. University of East Anglia
  79. University of Edinburgh
  80. University of Exeter
  81. University of Glasgow
  82. University of Leeds
  83. University of Leicester
  84. University of Liverpool
  85. University of London, Bibliographical Society Library
  86. University of London, Heythrop College
  87. University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  88. University of London, Institute of Classical Studies
  89. University of London, Institute of Historical Research
  90. University of London, Senate House
  91. University of London, Wallace Collection
  92. University of London, Warburg Institute
  93. University of Manchester
  94. University of Oxford
  95. University of Reading
  96. University of Sheffield
  97. University of South Wales
  98. University of St Andrews
  99. University of Sussex
  100. University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
  101. University of Warwick
  102. University of York
  103. Ushaw College
  104. Wellcome Trust
  105. York Minster

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