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OneSearch Migration

Welcome and Introduction

OneSearch Migration -- Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

To review, visit OneSearch on the Library homepage or Primo VE


Primo VE

The VE suffix has no meaning. It is used only to differentiate it from the classic or new Primo interface.  Primo VE is a new deployment model of Primo that enhances user experience, and simplifies the Primo back-end processes, and further optimizes the management of Primo with Alma, the Library resource management service, by utilizing the Alma platform.

Specifically, Primo VE enables our users and libraries to benefit from the following:

  • Enhanced user experience;
  • Unified back-end management of Primo and Alma;
  • Reduction of duplicated administration processes;
  • Seamless publishing processes;
  • Real-time discovery of records created in Alma;

Click What's New and Things Remain the Same tabs to learn about what is going to change and what will remain unchanged with this migration.

OneSearch on the Library homepage is your place for finding books, articles, media, open-access resources, and more from Cal State LA, all 23 CSU Libraries, and worldwide. You can access OneSearch from the Library homepage at

OneSearch is powered by ExLibris Primo, a resource discovery platform.   The Library's OneSearch is currently supported by the Classic Primo, and we are going to migrate to Primo VE on July 27, 2021.

OneSearch features an intuitive and mobile-ready single interface that provides a gateway to a wealth of print, electronic, digital collections, and makes it easy to find, explore, cite, save and share.  By default, OneSearch looks for resources available at Cal State LA, including articles, books, and media.  You can expand your search by clicking on “Include results beyond Cal State” to find articles we don’t own in the Library, but you can obtain them via our Interlibrary Loan service.   OneSearch also includes CSU+, a book, and a media sharing system for the entire CSU from where you can borrow.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300