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Are the Library Web Site and Catalog accessible by my mobile phone?

Accessing the Mobile Web Site and the Mobile Library Catalog

Technical issues

Using the Mobile Web Site or Moblie Catalog

How do I access the Mobile Web site?

All users no matter what kind of device -- phone, tablet, desktop PC -- should be able to view all pages on the Library Web Site. Just as the ACC Web Site, the pages are designed to be viewed on any size screen. The URL (http://library.austincc.edu) is the same for all devices.

How do I access the Mobile Catalog?

If you go to the library catalog home page and you are using a mobile device, you should be sent automatically to the mobile interface

Otherwise:

  • If you are able to access the internet on your mobile device, type alicat.austincc.edu into your mobile device internet browser.

Why do the Mobile sites look so different?

The look of the Library Web Site and the Mobile Catalog will vary depending upon your device. All information is there but may be arranged differently depending upon the size of your screen.

What mobile devices can the Mobile sites support?

The Mobile sites software supports any handheld devices, PDAs or mobile phones, which provide access to the internet.

What can I do once I get into the Library Web Site?

You can do almost anything on your phone or mobile device that you can using a desktop computer -- Find information .. Search for Articles, etc.

What can I do once I get into the Mobile Catalog?

  • You can search the catalog by keyword, title, author, etc., just as you would on a larger computer.
  • You can request and renew book as well.
  • You can limit your search to a campus, CDs or DVDs, E-Resources (like e-books), or Journals and Magazines.
  • You can save items for viewing.
  • Clicking on My Library Record allows you to vew items checked out, renew checked out items, view fines, view and cancel requests.

When is the Mobile Catalog more useful than the catalog in the library?

Mobility, of course, is the main advantage. You can find information like the locations and hours of the library from anywhere you have mobile phone access. You can search the catalog from the classroom, while browsing the stacks, or from an Internet cafe.

How accessible is Library Web Site or the the Mobile Catalog for those with a disability?

Library Web Site is designed to be accessible by all and is compliant with the U.S. government's Section 508 standards for web site accessibility. This compliance is essential for library patrons with disabilities because it makes sites more accessible in screen reading software.