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RU Libraries website homepage upgraded


The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to introduce the newly upgraded 'front door' of our website. This 'refresh' is part of a continuing effort to enhance user experience on the site by making it more visually attractive and usable. The improvements, however, are not intended to change the way users interact with the website.

The new homepage, introduced on July 18th, provides the same navigation as was previously available but within a cleaner, more elegant interface. The 'refresh' also functions as a staging space for a new tabbed search box that lets users easily search library resources in four distinct areas; articles, books & media, journals, and course reserves. The new search interface is still being tested and the Libraries invite all users to visit the homepage and provide feedback on how successful they are in finding what they need.

Other aspects of the homepage 'refresh' are:

  • The disabled access icon is now placed closer to the top of the page, on the horizontal black bar.
  • Due to the limited scope of this effort, the changes featured in the homepage 'refresh' will be reflected in some second level pages but not throughout the website.
  • The new search interface sits above the Ask a Librarian chat window. When chat is not available, it will be replaced by a set of rotating featured graphics that highlight aspects of the RU Libraries.
  • The world-language welcome is now presented as a horizontal list, below the main content of the page.

We hope the homepage 'refresh' enhances users' experiences on the Libraries' website. We look forward to introducing additional upgrades to the website in the future.

Please send comments and suggestions on the new homepage to

Posted July 18, 2012