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Important notice: Search25 will be decommissioned on 31 July 2021 and the service will no longer be available to M25 members or the public after this date. The service will remain fully active until this date. 

The Search25 tool allows users to simultaneously cross search the catalogues of most M25 Consortium libraries with access to live holdings information. Search25 also provides information on access to library services for visitors and subject strengths in individual libraries. Try it now at

The M25 Consortium has set up a Task and Finish Group to manage the decommissioning of the service. To learn more about the work of the Task and Finish Group please click here.

Jisc’s Library Hub and the M25 Buddying Scheme
We are encouraging members who are not already doing so to contribute their bibliographic metadata to the Jisc Library Hub and thus the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) Whilst some members of the Consortium are already doing this, some remain outside of Library Hub and the NBK. The Buddying Scheme may be of interest to those members not yet in Library Hub looking for informal support from a peer organisation during the transition. Using an institution’s Library Management System as the main criteria, we will match members with similar institutions who have already made the transition to Library Hub. The ‘buddy’ institution will offer informal advice, tips, and support where needed. If you feel you could benefit from this scheme or would like to offer your expertise as a buddy, please contact to find out more.