Skip to Main Content

Library OneSearch Migration to Ebsco Discovery Service

Library OneSearch Platform Migration

New Library OneSearch Platform

Oakland University Libraries will debut our new discovery service, powered by Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS), on July 5. Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) will change the look and function of searching Library OneSearch for physical and electronic materials at Kresge Library, the Educational Resources Lab, and the OUWB Medical Library. While some features and functions may work a bit differently, the new Library OneSearch will provide the same services, including placing holds, initiating renewals online, and reviewing your account history.

As you browse Library OneSearch over the next several months, you will notice improvements as we continue to tweak settings and refine processes. We encourage your feedback on our new interface to help us with troubleshooting. To notify us of issues you experience using the new Library OneSearch, use the Report a Problem link at the top of the main search page or on the left side of any full search result.

OU Libraries Adopt the FOLIO Library System

In addition to launching our new discovery service, we have worked over the past six months to implement a new open-source, backend system called FOLIO to manage the day-to-day operations of the library. We are excited by the opportunity to join with other institutions such as the Library of Congress, Michigan State University, and Cornell University to support an open source initiative that provides a robust, responsive and affordable library system. As with any large system migration, we anticipate that some services will be slower as we reestablish our workflows. We ask for your patience and understanding as we address any unanticipated issues.

Fines and Loan Periods

With this system migration, we saw an opportunity to support our students’ access to materials. Therefore, we are excited to announce that we are eliminating charges for overdue fines and extending loan periods for students, who will now be able to borrow materials until the last day of the semester! For questions about loans periods, fees, or your library account, email our Access Services Department at or call 248-370-4425.

Preparing for the Transition

You can prepare for this system migration by saving any information you want to retain from your patron account (i.e., the “Favorites” feature in your account) on our current Library OneSearch interface. You can email those items to yourself or import them into a citation management tool such as Zotero to save them before the July 5th transition. In addition, if you have any hyperlinks to records in Library OneSearch, you will need to update them with links to the corresponding records in the new interface.

To help you navigate the new interface, our librarians created a guide that you can access here. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to find different types of materials, save your search results, and update your links. If you would like additional assistance with retaining your saved items or finding materials in Library OneSearch, please contact our librarians at or chat with us 24/7!

What to Expect after July 5

To gain access to the full scope of the new OneSearch, we recommend that you sign in using your Oakland University credentials. You can sign in to the interface by clicking the Sign In option in the top menu bar of the main search page. This should redirect you to the familiar screen that prompts you for your NetID and password. If you choose not to log in or do not have a NetID, you will still be able to search most discovery content; however, you will not be able to place holds or view full-text content.

Also beginning July 5, you will be prompted to review Ebsco's privacy policy before browsing the new interface. If you decline Ebsco's request for data retention, you will have limited services available to you. Click here for a full explanation of why you are prompted to review and consent to the privacy policy.

If you experience any problems logging in to the new OneSearch, email