In Plymouth this week, Selectmen learned about the Library’s newly developed one-click access to library services by smart-phone.
Director of Community Services, Dinah O’Brien talks about how she and her staff decided to improve delivery of library services to patrons. They figured the best way to do that was to bring those services to the digital doorstep with an App.
“We were looking for a way to connect with people right where they are, and being accessible to them 24 – 7 and we thought, hey, why not go with a mobile device App that’s specifically for a mobile device.”
They found a company to help them develop the App:
“We connected with a company called Boopsie who helped us develop the App. We became an Apple certified App developer—and we were off and running.”
And you can be off and running with your library App— O’Brien explains how:
“We hare available on the iTunes Store and on Google Play—it’s a pre-App, just search for Plymouth Public Library, Massachusetts and download us for free.”
Once that’s done, patrons can search the library catalog, place holds, renew books, get library event information, and self checking is available in the library using your mobile device. O’Brien told the Select Board that development of the library App was made possible by a gift from the Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation.