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New Catalog @ SCF Libraries!

Introducing the new Catalog to access library resources, to start on 7/13/2021

A better way to search...

Summer 2021

The SCF Libraries are pleased to introduce...

Primo VE (by ExLibris)


A new (and better) discovery system to search and access all library resources: 

books, ebooks, articles, videos, images, & more.

Primo VE has been adopted by the academic libraries at all public college & universities in Florida.


Primo Catalog Main Page


How will this affect me?

  • New & improved functionality! Sign in (MySCF login) to customize your searches, save your favorites & more.
  • Links to the Library do not need to be changed in your Syllabus or Assignment instructions.
  • Links to specific books/items on the previous catalog interface need to be updated. If you have used images (screenshots or videos) that show search examples in the catalog/quick search, those need to be updated. Please contact a librarian for help with updating your materials.
  • Librarians are available to demonstrate the search capabilities of the new catalog to your students. Request a presentation!

What's not changing

  • The SCF Libraries website & landing page will remain the same (
  • The LOGIN to access electronic resources will remain MySCF login and password.
  • The list of DATABASES (also called "Databases A-Z") will remain the same.
  • Links to LIBRARY GUIDES for specific courses or topics will remain the same.
  • No changes to electronic resources offerings and availability.
  • Your librarians' support doesn't change... always here for you!

What's new


A cleaner look...

Primo catalog screenshot search manatees


Some examples of Primo VE features:

  • Search electronic and/or physical items in one place.
  • Search by Library (Bradenton, Venice, or Lakewood Ranch)
  • Search by Location or collection (Young Adult, Circulating Collection, Popular Readings, Reserves, etc.)
  • Search Course Reserves (textbooks)
  • Search books available at the SCF Library or statewide (that can be requested with U-borrow)
  • Find more with the new "Virtual Browse" (see similar or related items)
  • Login with your MySCF account and:
    • Create your favorites list (pinned items)
    • See your checked-out items, due dates, and renew or request items.
    • Get direct access to full text and electronic items with one login.

Go to Primo VE

Ask a Librarian!

Need help?

Check these End-User Tips by Ex-Libris


Please reach out to your Librarian Liaison or contact us with any questions or for assistance with implementing any changes.

  • Chat with us: Ask a Librarian Chat (
  • Call us: Bradenton 941-752-5305 / Venice: 941-408-1435 / Lakewood Ranch 941-363-7250
  • Email us:
  • Visit us: Bradenton (Bldg.3) / Venice (Bldg. 300) / Lakewood Ranch (Learning Commons - MTSC bldg.)