Mississauga Library launches exciting new mobile app with enhanced catalogue

The Mississauga Library launched a new app and updated catalogue, significantly enhancing user experience.

May 30, 2024

Mississauga Library recently launched its upgraded catalogue and new mobile app, taking a significant step forward in improving the user experience. This move signals a new chapter in the library’s dedication to integrating technology for better service delivery.

Upgraded catalogue

The updated catalogue comes with a variety of new features and enhancements designed to meet the changing needs of library users. Central to these improvements is the introduction of smarter search capabilities. Thanks to improved filters and advanced search help, users can effortlessly sift through the library’s extensive collection to find precisely what they need, hassle-free.

Enhanced browsing experience

The system upgrade also enhances the browsing experience by allowing users to view all formats of a title in a single record. Whether it’s an audiobook, an e-book, or a traditional print version, all available formats are displayed together, simplifying the selection process. Furthermore, the catalogue now offers new ways for users to discover books, including the ability to explore new titles, award winners, and bestsellers and receive personalized recommendations for related titles and similar reads.

The innovation extends to community features in the catalogue, adding a social dimension to the library experience. Users can now rate and review titles, add custom tags for easier discovery, and create and share lists of book recommendations. These interactive features not only enhance the user experience but also help to build a vibrant community of readers and learners.

New mobile app

Another key highlight is the introduction of a new mobile app, available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, designed to bring the library’s resources directly to users’ fingertips. The app mirrors the new features of the catalogue and introduces additional functionalities tailored for today’s library users. With the app, users can manage multiple library accounts with ease, use a digital library barcode for convenience, and utilize ISBN barcode searching for quick finds. An upcoming feature for item checkout is expected to streamline the borrowing process even further.

A digital transformation

The launch of the upgraded catalogue and mobile app marks a significant milestone in the Mississauga Library’s journey towards digital transformation. By using technology to improve accessibility, convenience, and user engagement, the library is not only keeping pace with the digital age but also setting new benchmarks for what a library can achieve. As users start to explore all the features the new system offers, Mississauga Library is ready to transform the library experience for its community.

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