15 October 2021 Academic, Community College, Public, Administrator, Librarian

Three Ways to Elevate Your Library with a Mobile App

Put your library in your users’ hands with the latest mobile app from Ex Libris  

Over the last several years, academic institutions have experienced substantial changes in all aspects of teaching, learning, and research. Libraries have served – and continue to serve – a critical part in this transformation. That’s why many of them are partnering with ProQuest to help give their users the best possible experience within the emerging digital landscape.

 Last month, we kicked off a new blog series to highlight some of the resources that are bringing the greatest value to today’s libraries. First, we featured Leganto, the Ex Libris course resource management system, and then RapidILL, a community-oriented interlibrary loan (ILL) and resource sharing system designed for quick and efficient transactions.

Today, we’re giving you three ways to elevate your library’s impact with the - Ex Libris Library Mobile app, a mobile application designed to simplify communication between libraries and patrons and to provide easy smartphone access to library resources. They include:  

  • Putting the library in your users’ hands: The Library Mobile app enables academic library patrons – including students, faculty, staff and alumni – to receive fully personalized library services on their smartphones or tablets.

    Through the app, users can access their library account and favorites, search the catalog, receive push notifications from the library, and access information, guides, maps and more. 
  • Driving engagement and communication: Through a library-branded app – it’s easy for libraries to name and brand the app as their own – librarians can create and publish engaging content in minutes, schedule polls to collect feedback and input from patrons, and promote library and university events.  
  • Simplifying administration: The new app’s seamless integration with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, the Primo and Summon discovery tools, and Leganto course resource list solution makes it easier than ever to fully mobilize library services to on-the-go patrons either on campus or at home.

     Watch a short video intro to the Ex Libris Library Mobile App.

     Learn more about the Library Mobile App and other resources to help elevate your library.