Library Search can save a search (including active filters), so that you can quickly run it again. You can also choose to be notified when new results become available for your Saved searches.

Save a search

Save a search to run it repeatedly it from My favourites within Library Search.

  1. Log in to the Library from the Library homepage header or within Library search
  2. Do your search and apply any filters you like. Consider including the New Records filter, for options such as Last week, to limit to newly added records
  3. Click Save search or create alert. Use the link in the yellow notification banner to set the alert, and then Save to confirm your email. You can also set the alert later via My favourites
    Option to Save search or create alertsearch alert confirmation banner


Checking your Saved searches and alerts 

Emails alerts are sent weekly, when you have chosen to activate alerts from a Saved search. The new results may include newly published items or older items that have been recently added to Library Search. 

To access your previously Saved searches and set an alert

  1. Go to your My favourites
  2. Select the Saved searches tab. Note that the saved search shows the various filters that had been applied. 
  3. You can click on the title of the Saved search to run it again.
  4. Click on the alert icon to turn alerts on. You should see a yellow notification banner confirming the action.

my favourites button

Saved search and alert option in My favourites

search alert confirmation banner

Click the icon again to turn off the alert, or the pin icon to delete the Saved search.


Search history 

Searches in your current browser session will also be saved temporarily in your My favourites Search history. These may be suggested as a Previous search, and you can choose to delete or convert to ongoing Saved searches before closing your session.

Suggested previous search term, from your Search History My Favourites