Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean there aren’t big changes coming down the pike. Over the course of the summer of 2021, the St. Thomas libraries are migrating from the CLIC library consortium to the MnPALS library consortium. MnPALS is a larger consortium with nearly sixty libraries across the state, including the State University system, community colleges, government agency libraries, private colleges, and special libraries.
What will this mean for the St. Thomas community? Since the MnPALS libraries are using the same library system that we currently use, there will be little change for St. Thomas users following our move. But one noticeable difference will be the library search, currently called “CLICSearch,” will be renamed “LibrarySearch” on July 7th.
LibrarySearch will look and function the same as CLICsearch; in fact, you might not even notice the change. But as you search you will find content from a larger group of libraries represented in your search results, making it easier to find and request materials from other libraries.
If you have any questions, please be sure to contact your library staff.