Friday, May 15, 2009

New CSU-wide Mango catalog announced

The library has a new way to search for books! With the CSU Mango catalog, you can search all CSU libraries at once. This addition to our online repertoire replaces the old CSU Pharos system, and will give you listings of books at any CSU campus, including Dominguez Hills.

The library is planning to implement ILLiad, an Inter-Library Loan service which mimics the point-and-click book request functionality of LINK+, over the summer to ensure that faculty and students can easily request books from other libraries. ILLiad will also help to reduce work load on our understaffed ILL department (which has only one full time employee), so that you can receive your books faster.

For now, go check out the CSU Mango catalog at (Select “Dominguez Hills” if you're off campus). We hope that it will help you to find the books you need at a CSU campus. Even though ILLiad is not yet implemented for book requests, you can click the “Find it @ CSUDH Lib” button to go to our Inter-Library Loan page and put in a manual request for a book you need.

If you have any questions about Mango or ILLiad, please direct your e-mails to or and we will be happy to answer them.