The future of FirstSearch

WorldCat Discovery and FirstSearch will continue as separate services. Please review Frequently Asked Questions: Next steps for WorldCat Discovery and FirstSearch for more information about plans for the services.

We are committed to building an even better product with a modern look and feel. As we plan for a new and expanded WorldCat search experience, we will actively solicit member feedback in many ways, including surveys, focus groups and user community meetings.

Need support? Please visit the FirstSearch support site.

FirstSearch is the most powerful interface for searching WorldCat. Researchers and library staff can find and select resources in thousands of library collections with rich information from WorldCat records. FirstSearch libraries are also more visible on the popular websites where people often begin their research.

Service availability

  • FirstSearch reference service

    Available everywhere