Is that the library in your pocket?

December 3, 2011

By Suzanne Chapman, Chair, HathiTrust User Experience Advisory Group

Looking for books to read on your shiny new tablet or other mobile device? This fall we officially released a mobile version of the HathiTrust Digital Library. The mobile site offers mobile-friendly access to key functionality including searching the HathiTrust catalog and reading HathiTrust “Full view” texts. Users from HathiTrust partner institutions can also download these “Full view” texts in PDF or ePub format to allow reading offline. Since the mobile interface is web-based, it works on all platforms and may be viewed either from mobile devices or from desktops and laptops. The interface has special functionality for tablets with two ways to read texts: either in the vertical scrolling format, or in a horizontal flip format.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think!

Many thanks to the University of Michigan Library User Experience Department for designing and developing this exciting new interface.