Library Implements Mobile App
Access library information and services on the go!
University library users who want to find or renew a book, check on library hours, or chat with a reference librarian now have information at their fingertips, thanks to the newly launched Cheng Library mobile app.
Available for iPhone and Android devices, the free app allows users connected to any Internet-capable phone to instantly tap into library resources. “Everyone lives on mobile phones these days, so it’s important for the Library to be easily accessible whenever and wherever people need access to our staff and rich resources,” says Anne Ciliberti, dean of library services. “Our mobile app puts library information just one click away with much faster access than going through a browser.”
The app offers library catalog searches, review and renewal of checked-out materials, the ability to contact reference staff via Web-based chat, and access to library information and event notifications. Users can also scan the ISBN barcode on any book and find out instantly if that book is in the Cheng Library collection.
Partial funding for development of the mobile app was provided by the Mobile Pilot Project of LibraryLink NJ-The New Jersey Library Cooperative, a multi-type library cooperative funded by the New Jersey State Library. The app was developed by Boopsie, Inc., a developer of mobile apps for public and academic libraries.
To access the Cheng Library’s mobile app, visit www.wpunj.edu/library/mobile.dot.
November 30, 2012