Next Generation Integrated Library System: Alma and Primo VE

This guide includes information about the new next-generation Integrated Library System that is now live!


 For questions, please email Library Systems at

Contact Us

Call Us (904) 620-2615

Chat With Us
Text Us (904) 507-4122
 Email Us
Schedule a Research Consultation

Visit us on social media!

About the New Library System

Coming Soon New and Improved OneSearch

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library is a member library of the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC). On March 12, 2020, a multi-year contract was completed with Ex Libris for the implementation of the Alma and Primo library products. This next-generation integrated library system (ILS) leverages cloud-based services and offers a responsive, scalable web and mobile design. This upgrade will expand access to materials and improve the user experience for students, faculty, and staff. This upgrade will also improve library staff's ability to find, track, and share material, to process requests for new acquisitions, and to analyze usage.

The new library system will be implemented for all Florida public colleges and universities on July 13, 2021.

Visit this guide for the latest updates and impacts.


How will the UNF community benefit from Primo VE?

Demo of the new OneSearchThe new Primo VE discovery service will allow better access and management of the Library's print, electronic, and digital collections as well as improved discovery of items across all Florida institutions.  Primo VE will change how OneSearch looks and functions. 

Take a look at the new library discovery service.

Other enhanced features include:

  • Enhanced User Experience: Better integration of the library’s collections along with improved and expanded search capabilities.
  • Faster: Save time by searching almost all of the library's collections and beyond in one simple search.
  • More Discovery: Explore and learn through automatic recommendations, virtual title browsing, and citation trails.
  • Personalized Search Experience: Log in to save your research preferences. Save your items in your eShelf and easily export to RefWorks or EndNote.
  • On-the-Go: Improved mobile user interface allows researchers to search on their favorite mobile device.
  • Seamless Integration: Alma and Primo VE work together to provide one user-friendly account for most library needs.

Thomas G. Carpenter Library

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Phone: 904-620-2615

Text: 904-507-4122

View Map

Library Vision

The Carpenter Library aspires to be the intellectual center of its community, to foster innovations that lead to the discovery of knowledge, and to further the research and scholarly endeavors of its users.

Contact  |  Emergency  |   Privacy  |   Regulations  |   Consumer Information  |   Disability Accommodations  |  Diversity |  Jobs at UNF

If you are experiencing difficulty accessing information on the site due to a disability, visit our website accessibility page.