May 16, 2022

National Library of Australia Releases iOS App Providing Mobile Access to Their Catalogue

Direct: App Store to Download (Free)
Note: NLA Tells Us They’re Looking At “Branching Out Even Further” With Apps for Other Platforms

From the App Store Description:

The National Library of Australia catalogue is now mobile! It’s a fast and easy way to search the collection and to find resources whenever and wherever you are.

Our mobile catalogue allows you to:

  • Quickly search the collection
  • View details of collection items, such as notes, descriptions and publication information
  • Check if collection items are available

National Library card holders can access extra features:

  • Save Library card details so you’re always ‘logged in’
  • Request material on the go, to pick-up at the Library
  • Track the status of your requests
  • View requested item details, including pick-up location
  • Check when your requests will expire

The NLA is the developer of the app.

Direct: App Store to Download (Free)

Note: The Library of Congress does not offer a mobile catalog app. However, if you need mobile access to the LC catalog take a look at the LibAnywhere apps or mobile web interfaces from LibraryThing.

A Mobile Interface to Library of Congress Catalog Now Available from LibraryAnywhere/LibraryThing (April, 2011)

See Also: Another Example of Mobile Access From a National Library to Their Catalogue:

Library in Your Pocket (via National Library Board of Singapore; iOS and Android Interface)

Hat Tip/Thanks: @nlapeacock
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