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Campus Currents May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

Fingertip Library

"I've got to go to the library" now takes on a completely new meaning. A new mobile site allows smart-phone users on and off campus to access the UCSD Libraries' vast resources and services.

The mobile platform provides smart-phone users with an optimized interface for getting quick and essential library information on research tools, library hours and directions, as well as a mobile version of the library catalog that allows users to search and find library items. Users can also text, chat or call library staff right away using the Ask A Librarian service.

The UCSD Libraries are among the first UC Libraries—and only a small percentage of academic libraries in the U.S.—to launch a website for users of mobile devices. Each day, more than 7,300 people visit one of UCSD's nine libraries and the website receives more than 87,500 hits.

The Libraries will be enhancing and adding new features to its mobile platform on a regular basis, and welcome feedback from users. Send your feedback.

—Dolores Davies