Weinberg Memorial Library migrating to FOLIO – Important Service Notice

FOLIO logo with beeThe Weinberg Memorial Library (WML) is very excited to announce that on May 20, 2024, the Library will move to a new open-source Library Services Platform (LSP) called FOLIO. FOLIO enables us to acquire and manage our collections, print and digital. WML will be replacing our current Integrated Library System (ILS) Sierra, the system which the Royal Search Discovery Layer interface currently overlays.

As we move into the final stages of the migration, there are dates the Library wants to make the University Community aware of as there will be some disruption to our regular services. The Library asks for your patience and understanding as we make the transition to our new system. We will be putting out messaging on our blog and website as these various outages and changes occur.

Important Dates and Information

May 10th

PALCI EZBorrow Downtime

  • Access to PALCI EZBorrow will be temporarily shut down. All Interlibrary loan services will be provided through Illiad until our EZBorrow catalog is reindexed. This process can take a few weeks.
  • Alerts will be posted when the service comes down and when the service is reinstated.
  • You can access Illiad here : https://illiad.scranton.edu/illiad/illiad.dll
    • You will be asked to sign on with your RNumber, and set up an account if you do not already have one

Cataloging Downtime

  • Hold on processing of new materials until after May 21.
  • This will NOT affect the circulation of existing materials – you can continue to borrow materials from the Library at the Library Services Desk and at Media Resource Center.

May 20th

Work stops in Sierra and final data is migrated to FOLIO.

As Sierra is taken offline there will be some disruption in access to our catalog and Royal Search.

Services AFFECTED by the transition:

  • Royal Search may be temporarily unavailable.
  • Holds will not be able to be placed through Royal Search.
  • Access to My Library Accounts will be offline.
  • Search for Print and Media Reserves will be offline.
  • Lib Guides will still be accessible though our website though some links may not be available.

Services NOT affected by the transition:

  • Library Materials and Course Reserves can still be borrowed from the Library Services Desk and Media Resource Center.
  • Databases will still be accessible through our A-Z list.
  • Illiad will be available for interlibrary loan.
  • Advanced eReserves search will still be available.
  • Cloudsource OA will still be online and available for searching.
  • Digital Services will still be online and available for searching.

May 21st


First working day on FOLIO. All operations, with the exception of EZBorrow, should be back online.

Part of this transition will upgrade our patron empowerment tools in Royal Search. If you are University Student, Faculty, or Staff member, when you log in for the first time and go to place a hold or access an article post transition you will be prompted to personalize your My EBSCO account. This will connect you to your Royal Search dashboard where you can view your requests and loans through the library as well as save and organize your research.

As we transition, more information about new services and features will be provided, as well as training opportunities. Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we migrate to our new system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Cataloging and Metadata Librarian Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu


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