Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The Library Catalog is Mobile!

As the end of the semester is approaching and papers are due, we’d like to remind you of the library’s mobility. You check your bank account, find restaurants and look up movie times on your mobile phone, but you may not have thought of using your phone to use the library...but you can!

The library's catalog is mobile: http://hiu.worldcat.org/m

All print materials available from the Darling Library are now searchable through your mobile phone, complete with availability information and call numbers. And soon you’ll be seeing links to online resources like journals, scholarly articles and eBooks, too. Just need the hours? Right there on top. Faster to call or e-mail about an item? The phone number and email address is front and center.

Will my phone work?
Chances are, yes it will. If your phone has a Web browser on it—whether or not it’s a smart phone—it should work for you. Any phone capable of running JavaScript or a Java-based Web browser such as Opera Mini or Bolt is supported. No app required! The only catch is, you have to have a data plan for your phone.

Now you can be productive no matter where you are—waiting in line, waiting for a class to start, waiting for a professor’s office hours—you can decide what materials you’d like to explore further at the library and make best use of your time when you’re physically on campus and in the library. You can even e-mail yourself the citation for an item, so you won’t ever be stuck at the last minute with an incomplete “Works Cited” page for your paper.

Feedback is encouraged
The mobile service is still fairly new for us and we’d love to hear how it’s working for you. Feel free to email us your feedback about this service!

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