Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

September 2002


Published in College & Research Libraries 63(September 2002), pp. 421-431. Copyright 2002 American Library Association. Used by permission.


Some academic branch libraries display a main library Web page as the default home page for their public computers. Others display a branch library page. In response to an inquiry sent to selected listservs, librarians from sixty-three academic institutions provided information about the choice and content of their default home pages. Although the numbers from the study do not clearly favor either choice, this paper, in summarizing the librarians' input, provides insight into other available options and the considerations that contribute to maximum user benefit for a given library and library system.