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BiblioCommons launches new BiblioApps to deepen patron engagement

Press Release: BiblioCommons [September 23, 2020]

Toronto, Ontario, September 22, 2020. The BiblioCommons team is proud to announce the launch of the all-new BiblioApps for Android. Unlike other apps for public libraries, BiblioApps is designed in the context of the full patron experience. BiblioApps broadens and deepens patron engagement with the public library by providing an exceptional, personalized, modern mobile experience that is now available for both iOS and Android platforms.

BiblioApps promotes the library's collections, staff lists, and events to increase the public library's use both online and in person. Leveraging the best-in-class search, discovery, and account management experience of BiblioCore, BiblioApps includes leading search relevancy, FRBRised results and title record displays, getting patrons to their next great read faster. Fully rebuilt from the ground up with a strong focus on design and accessibility, BiblioApps is the next generation of mobile apps for public libraries.

"When I saw the new BiblioCommons app, I became a believer in going back to a mobile app solution," says Anthony White, Web Systems Manager at Arapahoe Libraries. "We saw how they were leveraging the unique feature sets available in mobile apps and knew this was the step we needed to take in order to remain relevant in the digital realm for our patrons."

The response from patrons has been positive as well. As one Chicago Public Library patron shared, "I love the Chicago Public Library. Their app has always been functional and did everything you needed... Now with this new redesign, I'm in love all over again!"

Interested libraries can see a demo of the new Android and iOS BiblioApps at a webinar on Tuesday, October 6, at 4:00 ET. More information is available on our website.

About BiblioCommons

BiblioCommons builds software that transforms the public library's essential online services your website, your catalog, your events calendar from transactions to experiences worthy of your public library. BiblioCommons powers integrated online experiences for many of the top public libraries of all sizes across the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

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Publication Year:2020
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 23, 2020
Company: BiblioCommons
Products: BiblioApps
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:25549
Last Update:2023-11-25 18:22:28
Date Created:2020-09-23 05:19:23