Nov 092015

We have just released an upgrade to SUNCAT which fixes a number of minor issues with the service and also introduces a new feature enabling you to quickly locate journal holdings which are closest to you.

When you find a title of interest on SUNCAT and scroll down the full record display to see the holding libraries you will see these are sorted alphabetically by the library name. However, you can now see a location marker at the top left hand side of the holdings display. Clicking on this marker will reorder the holdings by location, with those closest to you at the top of the list.

holdings by distance 1

The distance of each library, from your current location, will be displayed beside the library name so you can quickly decide if a library is within reasonable travel distance for you.

holdings by distance 2

You can then click on the library name to open up the library information page and get directions to it.

holdings by distance 3

One other improvement to note is that you can now filter your search results by institution even if you have selected pre-search library or location limits – previously this filter was unavailable when the library and location limits were in use.

We hope you find both of these features useful, please do let us have your feedback via the EDINA Helpdesk, or via the contact link at the bottom of all the SUNCAT pages.

SUNCAT is the Serials Union Catalogue for the UK. Visit the service at

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