Requesting Access to Library & Archives Canada catalogue Voilà Canada's Catalogue

The Library & Archives Canada (LAC) catalogue Amicus stopped updating library records as of July 2017 and will be retired October 2018 to March 2019. Only it's own library records are still being added to Amicus as they have launched a new catalogue Voilà instead. Check-out their website <> for more information!

SEARCH Voilà Web Catalogue:



Z39.50 Access (Registered) in OutLook OnLine (Search Only)

During this transition to Voilà you may wish to add both Z39.50 search only targets now available in OutLook OnLine under Staff Dashboard > Pac Admin > Search Resources:

  • AMICUS - Registered (Search Only)
  • Voila Z39.50 Registered (Search only)


Registration for Voilà Z39.50

Similar to Amicus, you will need to register with LAC-OCLC to receive a username/password to authenticate their new OCLC Z39.50 server via OutLook OnLine. Registration for Z39.50 searching for ILL purposes is free and can be requested here:

Registration for AMICUS is also still currently available but it is unknown if they are still approving new account updates:

If you experience problems searching AMICUS, it is likely that your password has expired or you may need to switch to Voilà Z39.50 instead.


Add Voilà or AMICUS as a Search Target/Resource

For information on how to add search targets in OutLook OnLine, check-out the Configuring Search Targets Display Guide [PDF] or contact the OLOL Administrative Centre for additional assistance.

Watch a tutorial on how to add or edit your Search Resources/Targets for both patrons and staff, including updating your UserID & password for registered search targets. [No sound] Watch Video [7m30s ; MP4]

Updating Your User ID and Password

After you've added Amicus and/or Voilà as a Search Target/Resource, you can update/edit your UserID and Password at any time under Staff Dashboard > Pac Admin > Search Resources > choose Amicus or Voilà > click the Padlock button to access just a userid pop-up or Edit to access the entire configuration.


Web Link for Voilà Z39.50

If you do not wish to register for Z39.50 access, you can instead add a link to the web Voilà search via OutLook OnLine when logged in as an Administrator under Staff Dashboard > Pac Admin > Search Resources > add web link "Voila Canada's Catalogue". This will then show-up in your Weblinks section of OutLook OnLine if activated/displayed within your UX Admin (UX Admin > System Settings > Web Links Options).

This only allows searching outside of OutLook OnLine and may also be a display option for patrons as they're unable to accidentally request from records within the web version. Staff are able to create requests from the Voila Z39.50 Registered (Search only) resource but cannot send those requests directly to non-BC libraries.


Please contact us if you have any problems updating your Amicus/Voilà login within OutLook OnLine!


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