Interesting Facts About Prospector

  • Prospector includes books, DVDs and CDs!
  • We have incorporated facets for limiting results, book jackets and other design elements
  • If you prefer our classic interface it is still available
  • Prospector has over 12 million unique titles and 32 million copies

Prospector News

free access to almost one million ebooks through hathi trust

December 12th, 2014 10:16am

Prospector is pleased to announce that the public domain materials from HathiTrust ( have been added to the union catalog.  HathiTrust is a partnership between major research institutions and libraries to preserve the cultural record and make them available to future generations.  Prospector has loaded records for close to  one million public domain ebooks and...

welcome back to school

August 25th, 2014 8:41am

Welcome back to school.. Traditionally, most academic libraries do not collect text books, however, some may be found in Prospector. In addition, many classes have books which are required for class which not be classified as textbooks but are required reading. Many of these can be found and requested through Prospector. A couple of helpful...

prospector partners with mobius (missouri) to bring 27 million additional resources to users

August 5th, 2014 2:00pm

Prospector has expanded to Missouri!  Yes, you heard it right.  Prospector is now connected to MOBIUS, a 501(3) C Non-profit Consortium based out of Columbia, MO, with  over 70 member libraries, representing a mix of public, academic and special libraries in Missouri. Patrons will now have access to over 27 million items in the MOBIUS...

prospector down on august 4-august 5th

July 31st, 2014 4:10pm

Prospector will be unavailable on August 4-5, 2014, while we  connect Prospector to the Mobius union catalog  in Columbia, Missouri.  Mobius, a 501(3)C Non-profit Consortium based out of Columbia, MO, has  71 members, which include 61 academic libraries, 5 public libraries, 2 special libraries, the Missouri State Library, and 2 Associate Members, serving a total of...