A flexible discovery layer.

v8.1.2 2023-01-27 15:44 UTC



VuFind® is an open source discovery environment for searching a collection of records. To learn more, visit


See our online installation documentation for step-by-step instructions for installing from packaged releases to popular platforms.

VuFind's packaged releases have all dependencies included. If you are installing directly from a Git checkout, you will need to load these dependencies manually using the Composer tool by running composer install from the VuFind home directory.

Documentation and Support

The VuFind community maintains a detailed wiki containing information on using and customizing the software. The VuFind website also lists sources of community and commercial support.


See our developers handbook for more information.