On May 6, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will unveil a completely redesigned website.
Available at www.libraries.uc.edu (same URL as current site) the new website is easy to read and navigate with an updated look and feel, an uncluttered homepage with most content viewable without scrolling, new information and streamlined navigation. User-requested features such as the posting of today’s hours, enhanced location maps and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access from the homepage are included in the redesign.
New content around the growing subject of digital scholarship has been added, as well as a website dedicated to the Libraries’ Special Collections. Core services such as reserves, workshops, interlibrary loan, multimedia equipment lending and the Student Technology Resources Center (STRC) also feature prominently on the site.
The tabbed search box, available on the left-side of the homepage and throughout on many secondary pages of the site, will allow users to search for articles, books, journals, databases and much more quickly and easily. Users can also access via the homepage research guides available by subject.
For those viewing the site on a tablet or mobile device, the redesign is responsive to adjust to individual screen sizes.
Included in the redesign are all college and departmental (C&D) library websites from the Archives to Rare Books Library to the Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, as well as the UC Blue Ash College Library website. While the C&D and UC Blue Ash College Library websites all have a similar look to the main UC Libraries’ site so that users know they are part of one system, they all contain specialized content pertaining to that library location.
Below is a slide show of screenshots of the redesigned UC Libraries website including a secondary page and C&D site.
The website redesign does not include the Library Catalog or online databases.
Feedback is welcome as the UC Libraries website is a work in progress and will continue to develop over the summer.