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Alma Training Guide - Student Connect Team

Library Search

What is Library Search?

The Discovery part of Alma that is seen by students and staff to search for Library resources - booth print and electronic -  is known as Primo.  We have chosen to use the name Library Search for this part of the system.

There are are many similarities with the previous search system, Summon, but as everything is now in one system there will be some differences for students and staff as they no longer need to go to a separate Library Catalogue to request print items.  Everything is done from Library Search/Primo.

End user training from ExLibris

Training on how to use Primo is available on the suppliers site.


Additional features

Staffordshire University guidance

Videos on how to undertake a range of key tasks within Library Search at Staffs will be added here once these are created.  These will cover:

  • Getting started with Library Search
  • Finding books and ebooks
  • Finding journal articles
  • Requesting a book


Primo: Library Search

Search for books, articles & journals

eResources: Complete A-Z list              eJournals by title          Your Library Account         Shrewsbury Catalogue