Library Website Redesign Coming Soon

The Library's website has undergone a redesign and will be launched in the coming weeks.

The redesign is not a major redesign, it is more of a semi-iterative redesign. The primary goal was to make our website responsive (it was rebuilt using Bootstrap 3), and in doing so to keep the main navigation similar as it is now. The library’s site is a complicated one, it acts as a portal to thousands of resources, and serves many types of users with many different levels of expertise about what our library offers and how to use and access those resources. Our usability studies have been positive regarding our current homepage navigation, so the less we radically change access to these resources and information, the less stress for our users.

As a result the links in the homepage main content area remain very similar, with the exception of some additions for popular items that were not directly linked from the homepage previously, and a newly created item. These additions include direct links to: Course Reserves Forms for faculty, Research Support for First Year Students, Computer Availability, Printing, and a new page called Programs, Spaces, & Projects.

The homepage search box has also been redesigned to include an eJournal search as well as a database search. The database search is not a place to search databases for articles but a place to find a database suitable for your research. It includes an A-Z list as well as a keyword/title search.

Lastly, the My Account link now includes links to both library account types currently available, your Interlibrary Loan and Library Catalog accounts.

We hope you will find these changes useful, and the site easy to navigate from both your desktop and mobile device.

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback please contact Danielle Rosenthal at 590-7633 or drosenth@fgcu.edu