Aspen Discovery examples

Modified on Wed, 12 Oct 2022 at 04:28 PM

Below is a list of libraries using Aspen Discovery for their public access catalog.  It is important to remember that Aspen is highly customizable, and some libraries may have services  & features that are unique to them.  WYLD will be implementing Aspen using free, open source cover art, and the state library will be exploring alternatives to replace Syndetics Unbound. WYLDcat on Aspen will not be available until late fall of 2022, so library staff are encouraged to preview features by searching other library catalogs that are already live on Aspen.

AspenCat (CLiC - a multi-type consortium of 127 libraries in Colorado). The initial screen allows the user to select one of the libraries. AspenCat uses Syndetics, NoveList Select, & GoodReads for content enrichment.

Selected AspenCat libraries:

Alamosa Public Library This AspenCat library has highlighted community interest kits with custom images, and has created several other 'featured' lists.

Pines and Plains PL- in browse categories they show all new books in AspenCat or at their library

Community College of Aurora - Integration with Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) when searching Articles & Databases, or Combined Results


Yavapai Library Network (YLN is a consortium of more than 50 public, K12, academic, & museum libraries in Yavapai County, AZ). YLN uses Syndetics Unbound & GoodReads for catalog enrichment. 

Search all YLN libraries or select a library to search.

Selected YLN libraries:

Yavapai College - Search this library to see Course Reserves

Sedona Public Library  - Many custom browse categories including 'new and highlights' 

K-12 Elementary online catalog - Grouped K12 catalog for all the schools, Browse categories by topics.

Additional Library Examples


MAIN Library Alliance - Unique browse categories 

McKinney Public Library KIDS, TX - Kids catalog example

Darien Public Library - subcategories for browse on their home page, custom styles

Glen Ellyn Public Library - Library of Things browse category

Burleson Public Library, TX-  Search 'local history' to see an example of the placards feature in Aspen. Burleson has also created browse categories on their main page to highlight Library of Things materials.


Jackson County Library Services  - NoveList Plus, images from Overdrive and open source repositories

Uintah County Library - Integrated calendar of events, genealogy search, and more.  This library also uses Aspen as their website.

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