In a 2010 survey of Georgia State undergraduate students, 71% stated that they owned a handheld device capable of accessing the internet. Given national trends, that number has probably only grown in the last year. The library recognized that mobile access to our resources and services would soon be in demand. So we surveyed the campus about a mobile library website and we have been developing one for a few months now.
Now, we’re launching a beta version, so we can get feedback from you as Fall semester begins. When you visit library.gsu.edu from a handheld device, it will automatically take you to our mobile site at m.library.gsu.edu.
The survey provided us with a list of features that you wanted to see first. Here’s what you asked for:
Computer Availability: You can easily learn how many computing stations are available on each floor.
Library Catalog: Using the GIL-Find interface, you can search our entire catalog of books, videos & more.
Ask A Librarian: Need help? Ask us in a variety of ways from your mobile device. Call, text, email or get live assistance with our chat service.
My Library Account: Login with your Library ID, Last Name and PIN to access your account. This lists the GALILEO Password, your favorite items, checked out items, holds, recalls, fines and more.
Hours & Events: Just like our regular home page, this displays our hours of operation by day. It also lists our service point hours, as well as the times and locations of special events or classes taking place in the library.