Announcing the New GRI Library System

The GRI’s new library systems are almost live! This will affect how library users find and access library materials. The new discovery system ( incorporates and enhances the current Research Library Catalog. It retrieves results from books, journals, archives, audiovisual materials, and digital content in the Research Institute’s collections as well as from subscription e-journals and databases

Please read this entire message and make note of vital dates and information:

Beginning June 26:

Learn more and provide important feedback on the new discovery system. Library Staff will conduct 30-minute introductory sessions that will also serve as informal focus groups.


Mondays, 11:00 am – 11.30 am

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm


GRI Training Room on L2

Reservations are NOT required. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beginning July 10:

The former Research Library Catalog will no longer be available. The new discovery system will be the main way to search for materials in the Research Institute’s collections. The online request function will not be available until July 22.

July 10-21:

The library’s online circulation system will be down as the cutover from the old system to the new occurs. The Request and Self-Checkout functions will NOT be available during this time. Please plan your library needs in light of this scheduled downtime by requesting materials in advance according to the following schedule:

Online requests for materials needed during the downtime must be completed before 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9.

Requests for materials can be submitted during the downtime by sending email to with the author, title, and ID or Call Number of the item you need.

Open stack materials must be checked out at the Circulation Desk during the downtime.

Beginning July 22:

Library users can request materials online through the new system.

Questions?  Please contact