Bye-bye Summon, Hello LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch allows you to search our catalog of physical books and all our digital resources at the same time.

The Library has hundreds of databases, indexes and catalogs, providing access to millions of articles, books, films, musical recordings and primary sources.  That sounds promising… until it sounds overwhelming. Where should you start your research? We used to recommend Summon, but over the summer, we replaced Summon with LibrarySearch.  

Like its predecessor Summon, LibrarySearch is a great place to begin your research.  That’s because LibrarySearch links you to nearly everything in our collections. And, we think LibrarySearch is even better than Summon at matching results to your search terms.

We’re still straightening out some of the kinks with our new discovery service.  For example, LibrarySearch is linking to materials at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and it is not linking to many of our online newspapers. So as always, please get in touch with a librarian if you’re not finding what you need.

Next time you’re starting a research project, try LibrarySearch! Look for it at the center of the Library home page, or at

2 thoughts on “Bye-bye Summon, Hello LibrarySearch

  1. O. J. Fargo

    While searching for indexes of Leslie’s and Harpers during the Civil War I found your web site. I see you have them.
    II am a retired teacher and adjunct professor and would be very eager to access both of to use with my research projects.
    How could I go about getting access?

    Thank you for your kind consideration!

    1. Carrie Macfarlane Post author


      Researchers are able to use our electronic resources in person at the library. Our hours are here:

      Off-campus access is restricted to current Middlebury College faculty, staff and students.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions:


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