Sitting in front of a computer is beginning to feel like free time. Most people are so busy these days that if they’re sitting, they’re in a vehicle – and no doubt staring into that ubiquitous oracle, the smartphone (but not if they’re driving, of course).
Unless your destination is the Library, consider getting there via smartphone or other mobile device. If you access the Library website on a Droid or iPhone, you will automatically be served a simplified version of our pages more suitable for a tiny screen.
The Library catalog (ALIScat) also has a mobile version called AirPAC. Using the mobile site, you can do a simple catalog search or check your library account.
In fact, while you’re logged into your library account, consider signing up for SMS Alerts. SMS Alerts will send simple text messages to your cell phone to inform you that you have items due soon, overdue, or on hold. To sign up for SMS Alerts, log into your library account at , click on “Modify Personal Info,” enter a mobile phone number,” and click the “opt in” link. Your service provider’s message charges apply.
Many of our electronic resources have apps for mobile devices. With OverDrive Media Console for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, or Windows Phone 7, you can take along a shelf full of books from the Nassau Digital Doorway in your pocket. The BYKI Online language-learning system also has mobile apps for Apple and Android devices.
Wherever you are, your library is there for you.