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Upgrading to WorldCat Discovery

In late spring 2019 Albertsons Library upgraded from the WorldCat Local online catalog and search tool to its successor WorldCat Discovery. WorldCat Local is no longer available as of August 9, 2019.

All materials in the WorldCat Local are available in WorldCat Discovery. 

What improvements are there?

  • A responsive design search interface that works well on a variety of devices and screen sizes
  • Automated search suggestion for title searches
  • More sorting options
  • The call number for one copy per title will be displayed in the initial results list; clicking the title will display all copies the library has
  • The results list will remain visible after a title is selected
  • Users can log into WorldCat Discovery with Boise State University credentials to create and access personal lists of up to 100 items


  • March 25, 2019
    • Preview option available
  • May 13, 2019
    • WorldCat Discovery is the primary search tool for finding materials in Albertsons Library
    • WorldCat Local still available.
  • Mid-May 2019
    • User accounts for creating personal lists available
  • August 8, 2019
    • Deadline to download personal lists from Worldcat Local
  • August 9, 2019
    • WorldCat Local no longer available

Questions? Contact us at

WorldCat Discovery VPAT