Locate, EBSCO’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) solution for FOLIO was designed with both libraries and their end users in mind. That’s why libraries are going to love it.

Here are five reasons why your library will love EBSCO Locate.

1. Instant Catalog Updates: The update process in Locate is immediate. Changes in your FOLIO inventory records display immediately to library users with no delay. This makes accurately managing your collection more accessible and more timely.

2. Robust Searching and Filtering: Locate is equipped with robust search functionality. Keyword search supports everything from title and author through ISSN and ISBNs, all of which make Locate ideal for known-item searching. Facets allow users to refine results by status/availability, format, location, etc. 

The advanced search feature goes a step further, accommodating complex queries with Boolean operators. “We’ve found that Locate has really improved the ability for ‘known item’ searching. Library faculty and the campus community are pleased for our searching suite to have this additional functionality,” states Jeff Daniels, the Electronic Resources Librarian at Grand Valley State University.

3. Browsing: Locate’s virtual shelf, call number, and (soon) subject browse functionalities allow users to find exactly what they need from your collection easily and intuitively. In addition, users can also browse your collection of course reserves.

4. Modern UX: Backed by extensive user experience research, Locate’s design provides a simplified and modern user interface that your users will love

5. Seamless Integrations: Designed as an OPAC solution for libraries using or looking to use FOLIO, Locate brings all library services under one roof, streamlining integration, service, and support for library operations.