May 22, 2022

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Selects Ex Libris Primo

From a News Release:

Ex Libris Group [has] announce[d] that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign library has selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution from Ex Libris.


“Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois use the Library’s Gateway Web site and search systems to assist them in discovering and downloading several million journal articles and e-books annually,” said Beth Sandore, associate university librarian for information technology planning and policy and associate dean of libraries. “Primo will be integrated into that heavily used resource.”


The library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign holds over 12 million volumes, more than 90,000 serial titles, and more than nine million manuscripts, maps, slides, audio tapes, microforms, videotapes, laser discs, and other nonprint material.

Ex Libris also announced seven more new Primo users today:

  • Fort Hays State University
  • Idaho State University
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Virginia Community College System
  • WISPALS Library Consortium
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