Library systems service interruptions

11th May, 2022

From 2am to 4pm, Sunday 3 July 2022, the UTS Library catalogue and Reading List systems will be unavailable due to data migration work being completed by our vendor.  

Plan ahead

We encourage you to plan ahead. If you have an assessment, exam or research work that you will likely need access to Library resources to complete, consider scheduling your work for later in the week.

During the service interruptions, you will be unable to: 

  • access the Library catalogue, including browsing, placing requests, and loaning items
  • view your current loans, pending requests or fines and fees in MyLibrary 
  • place purchase requests for books or journals to be added to the Library catalogue
  • place inter-library loans for resources located outside of the Library catalogue (extended interruption period will apply, see more details)
  • search for journals and databases via the Library catalogue 
  • view or edit subject Reading Lists in Canvas 
  • access Study Guide links that direct to resources in the Library catalogue 
  • use the LibKey browser extension for access to articles located in the Library catalogue. 

Accessing Library services during the interruptions 

During the service interruptions you will still be able to access the following Library services: 

Returning to normal access

Once the migration is completed by our vendor you will be able to access all Library systems as normal. This is expected to occur from 4pm Sunday 3 July.

Reading List changes for teaching staff

Due to the migration work, shareable links that have been created in Reading Lists, may need to be updated.

If you notice that the shareable links you have created for a reading list, section or e-reading are no longer working check Changes to your Reading List shareable links for instructions and tips for generating new shareable links.

Teaching and academic staff using Cite It! to curate Reading List citations from the web will need to complete the following to continue using the plugin after the maintenance period. 

  1. Remove the current Cite It! bookmarklet from your browser’s bookmarks bar. 
  2. In Canvas, go to your Reading Lists. Click on your username in the top right-hand corner and select Cite It! from the drop-down menu.  
  3. Click and drag the Cite It! bookmarklet onto your bookmarks bar. 


Contact us or chat to Librarian online for assistance with your study, teaching, or research needs. 

Last updated 22nd June, 2022 16:30 pm