Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has released MyLibrary! Release 1.1, a patron-facing mobile application that allows users to access their library’s resources right from their mobile device.
As the demand for information via mobile technologies continues to grow, Innovative offers new ways for libraries to engage their communities with the development of its iOS mobile application, designed specifically for end-users.
“By aligning with the latest technology trends, our library partners can support their communities in a unique way and establish relevance far beyond the library walls,” said Leif Pedersen, Executive Vice President at Innovative. “Mobile devices have become a ubiquitous part of today’s culture and MyLibrary! offers fast, easy access to the library wherever its users are. This opens the library to increased activity, greater engagement in the community, and personal connections that lead to a better patron experience.”
Powered by the Innovative Open Library Stack, a cloud-enabled and evolutionary technology architecture, MyLibrary! Release 1.1 lets users:
• Search physical and electronic materials on the same screen, with real-time availability displayed;
• Scan ISBN barcodes to retrieve a given item, alongside additional formats and editions available at the library;
• Check-out and place holds on digital items from eBook vendors like OverDrive and 3M, as well as physical items;
• View and manage account information, including checked out items, requests, and fines;
• Engage with the library on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest;
• Display the library’s Twitter feed on the home screen.
“The MyLibrary! user interface reflects Innovative’s deep-rooted understanding of the sequence of interactions patrons take when searching the catalog,” said Lauren Douglass, Head of Technology Services at East Lansing Public Library. “As a beta partner, our testers intuitively knew how to navigate MyLibrary! and were able to log into their account and begin using the app with ease. Innovative captured the patron’s mobile experience wonderfully with this product.”
For more information on the MyLibrary! mobile application, visit the Innovative website or watch a short video to learn how users connect to library resources on their mobile device.
Innovative (iii.com) partners with thousands of libraries of all types to help them achieve success. Serving libraries in 66 countries, the company provides complete library automation solutions that include mobile access, digital asset management, resource sharing, discovery, and reporting tools. Innovative's staff includes nearly 350 library and technology experts, with more than 100 degreed librarians, who stay in close contact with customers through formal development partnerships and conversations at Innovative User Group meetings on four continents. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California with offices in Syracuse, NY; Blacksburg, VA; Dublin, Ireland and beyond.