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Meet VuFind®!

VuFind® is a discovery system designed and developed for libraries by libraries. It is also flexible enough to build search interfaces for all kinds of content beyond the library environment. The goal of VuFind® is to enable your users to search and browse through all of your resources in a single consistent and user-friendly interface. Content could include:

  • Catalog records
  • Institutional repository content
  • Open access journal articles
  • Digitized library materials
  • Websites
  • Items available for interlibrary loan
  • Licensed content (where supported by providers)
  • Other collections and resources — just add metadata!

VuFind® is completely modular and includes tools to support a wide range of use cases, from a basic Library catalog search to a sophisticated dashboard of data from many sources. It supports building a local index and/or integrating with a variety of existing third-party services. Since it's open source, you can modify or add modules to best fit your needs. A wide range of configurable options allow extensive customization without changing any code. An active and friendly international community and a variety of commercial service providers mean that you can get support when you need it.

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