Access the library from your phone!
With the recent launch of the free LibraryNowEdu mobile app, Pierce College Library is providing an all-access pass to students looking for account information, library hours, resources and more. With just a few clicks on a smart phone or tablet, students can download e-books, request items to be picked up at either campus, search book titles, and often at a faster speed than using a mobile browser.
“Our goal is to provide multiple ways for students to access library resources,” Technical/Systems Librarian Lesley Caldwell said. “As students continue to use different types of technology, we want to make sure we’re able to serve them now and in the future.”
The LibraryNowEdu app also features predictive texting, to make searching the catalog easier than ever. After typing only a few letters of a book title, search results will begin to appear.
Students can also scan the ISBN barcode of any book to see if the library owns that particular title, and place it on hold to pick up later.
The app was developed by Boopsie Inc., and solves the problem of navigating websites on small smart phone screens.
“This is a cutting-edge opportunity, and Pierce College is only one of a few community colleges in Washington state to offer this app,” Caldwell said. “For students who use their smart phones like computers, this provides yet another way to access library resources,” she said.
The project was coordinated by the Washington State Library, and uses funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, as well as the federally funded Library Services and Technology Act, administrated by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
To access the app, visit www.eduwa.boopsie.com or search Library Now Edu in your mobile device’s app store to download it today.