Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Over 40 Libraries using Library Anywhere

We’re happy to report that more than 40 libraries around the world have made their catalogs mobile with Library Anywhere since we launched last month. It’s a wide range of libraries, from small public libraries and school libraries to large universities and huge consortia of public libraries. And with over 100 more libraries in various stages of testing, we’re excited about Library Anywhere really taking off.

Try out a few:

See all the libraries using Library Anywhere listed here or just click the … menu within Library Anywhere and choose “Select a Library”.

What does it do? Library Anywhere lets you search the catalog, save items for later, request and renew materials, and more. It can display events listings, ask a librarian links, and other mobile pages, and libraries can completely customize their “homepage”.

Get it. Library Anywhere includes an iPhone app, an Android app, a mobile web version, and the Universal/Accessible version (Blackberry app coming). In short, something for everyone and every phone.

Systems. Library Anywhere works with all the major OPAC systems, including: III (Webpac and Webpac Pro), Horizon Information Portal, Sirsi (eLibrary, iBistro, iLink, Web2), Polaris, Civica Spydus, Voyager 7, Koha, Destiny Follett and Infocentre, and Companion Alexandria. We’ll be adding support for more systems as we go (Aleph is next on the to-do list), so if you don’t see your system listed here, let us know!

Labels: android, app, iphone app, library anywhere, librarything for libraries, ltfl, mobile, mobile catalog, mobile web


  1. Jesse Ephraim says:

    Since it works with Koha, we would love to see Evergreen added to the list!

  2. Brieanne Warren says:

    I guess I am just slightly confused – is Library Anywhere a mobile app that would be linked to your LibraryThing account? Is that where it would access your book collection?

    Thank you!

  3. Abby says:

    Jesse — Evergreen is definitely on the to-do list. The more interested libraries on any particular system, the higher that system moves up the list…

    Brieanne — Library Anywhere is actually separate from LibraryThing.com. It’s for actual libraries – they subscribe and then their patrons can search their library’s catalog from their phone, see what they have checked out, renew items, place holds, etc.

  4. Dan McPhillips says:

    Is LibraryAnywhere compatible with Millenium/Encore?

  5. BB says:

    I saw that my town’s library is not supported by LibraryAnything currently. Can you please tell me how my town’s public library can be added to your system. I live in Sandwich, MA.