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University Library Rapido Implementation

by Hannah Lee on 2022-06-06T09:55:00-07:00 | Comments

Rapido Implementation at CSUDH

On January 2022, the 23 CSU libraries agreed to use the Rapido service from Ex Libris, proving a central location where you can find the materials through OneSearch (the Library Catalog). 

When is the update happening?

Rapido will be enabled on Monday June 13, 2022. During this time, please bear with us in the following days as we perform live tests and enable a seamless user experience.  

How long will this all take?

We hope to get everything up and ready within 24 hours

Why are we updating?

Rapido streamlines the Resource Sharing process by expanding the amount of material available through OneSearch. With Rapido, physical materials from outside CSUDH will be easily available using the same process as CSU+. Articles and book chapter scans will also be available for request directly from the library catalog. 

How do I request books and articles?

  • Go to OneSearch > sign in > search for an item > select how you would like your book, book chapter, or article. You MUST be signed in to see the request option.
  • Select the delivery option to get an item from another library. 
  • Fill out the information on the form
  • Delivery estimate are in business days
  • If you do not see the option to request an item and the item is not available at CSUDH, complete your quest on ILLiad or contact the InterLibrary Loan coordinators


What else has changed?

  • We will be changing the name of the dropdown search from "Books/eBooks & Media (CSU)" 
  • The "Include results outside the library's databases" is moving from the right-hand filters to a link under the search bar
  • All of our other online services are unaffected by this upgrade

Will this cost me anything?

No! Requests made through Rapido and other interlibrary loan services will still be complementary for CSUDH faculty, staff, and students!

How long can I keep books?

You can see how long your lending period is when you request an item or in your account

Is anything else affected, like OneSearch/CSU+ or our databases? What about the website?

All of our other online services are unaffected

Is there somewhere that has more information about resource sharing?

Check out our interlibrary loan guide here 

I still need help!

Contact Hannah Lee, Discovery & Systems Librarian, at for questions, concerns, or help 

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