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Melvyl on WorldCat Discovery: General Information

Melvyl, the UCI Libraries’ connection to library collections worldwide, is getting a new and improved look and feel on Monday, June 17! Melvyl is a library collections discovery platform for the UC system that offers seamless connection and the ability to search and request hundreds of millions of items from research institutions throughout the world.

The new and improved version includes enhanced search features, including:

  • Cleaner, crisper search page
  • Ability to search more easily by title
  • Improved filters to refine searches
  • Easily identify publication ownership
  • Links to actions to cite, email or link

Find more information about the migration to WorldCat Discovery here.

Personal Lists

To move your personal lists in Melvyl WorldCat Local to Melvyl WorldCat Discovery

follow these steps before June 17, 2019:

Step by step instructions with illustrations available here.


  1. Use your WorldCat Local credentials to log in to your existing account.
  2. Click a list name to view its details.
  3. Click the Export to CSV link.
  4. Save the file where you can find it later.

Follow the remaining steps after June 17, 2019:

  1. Go to WorldCat Discovery and log on to your account.
  2. Click your account name to display a drop-down menu and select Import My Lists.
  3. Provide a List Name (required) and List Description (optional).
  4. Click the Choose File button to locate the file to be imported.
  5. Once the filename is displayed, click Import list to begin the import process.
  6. You will receive a message that the list was successfully imported.
  7. The list will be added to My Personal Lists.  To view your lists, select My Personal Lists from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.

Additional information on other list options, such as emailing items from My Personal Lists, citing multiple items from My Personal Lists, and more is available from OCLC here.

Missed the June 17th date to export your lists?

  1. Before August 9, 2019 log in to with your original Melvyl account information.
  2. Follow the above steps to Export to CSV and then Import to WorldCat Discovery.

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