Q. What is ALADIN?
ALADIN is an old name for the library catalog. It is no longer in general use, though you may hear it occasionally.
The library at the University of the District of Columbia is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium. Because we are a part of this consortium we "share" a library catalog with the other members of the consortium.
You can use the single search box on the library website to search for materials at all of the consortium libraries, or you can limit your search to UDC, or any other individual library.
You can also request items from the other member libraries using the catalog -- just look for the "REQUEST" button in an item record. This is called consortium loan.
In order to check out materials or request items through consortium loan, your UDC identification card must registered at the Circulation desk on the 5th floor of the library.
You can search the catalog from the LRD Library home page and it can be used anywhere where you have access to the internet.