Important Updates on New Library System Launch

Li Ma, Associate Director, Content & Discovery

As we prepare to launch our new library system, Alma, on July 10, 2024, we want to keep you informed about a few important changes that might impact your experience at the Medical Center Library & Archives.

  • The Service Desk and Reading Room will close at 3p on July 5 and reopen at 8a on July 8.
  • Requesting items from the Books & Media Catalog will be temporarily unavailable from July 5 to 10. During this time, access to our online journals, articles and databases will remain available.
  • After Alma goes live on July 10:
    • Online journal search results will be presented in a new interface
    • The Books and Media Catalog will emphasize library-level information, facilitating more efficient requesting

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we implement these changes and enhance our services. If you have any questions, please email