Usable Library of the Week – University of Minnesota

This week’s usable library is:

University of Minnesota Library

What I like:

  • Minimal space on home page devoted to marketing, leaving more room for user services
  • Right sidebar on home page with direct links to courses and popular  databases, as well as A-Z lists
  • Point-of-need help embedded throughout the site, and presented in user-friendly, easily scannable form.  See:  About library course pages, How to find, E-books help.  They have even created help pages for each e-book vendor
  • Course pages are nicely integrated into the site, and also integrated with course reserves – this just makes sense!
  • Library hours box on home page also highlights library workshops
UMN home page detail

UMN home page detail

UMN e-book help

UMN e-book help



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