UC San Diego Libraries Launch New Mobile Web Site

September 22, 2010 – The UC San Diego Libraries have launched their new mobile site, available at: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/m The UCSD Libraries are among the first UC Libraries-and only a small percentage of academic libraries in the U.S.-to launch a Web site for users of mobile devices.

The site provides on-the-go access to essential library information, including library hours, directions, and research tools. Users can also text, chat, or call library staff right from their phone using the Ask A Librarian service.

The Libraries will be adding more useful services and tools to the mobile Web site very soon, including a mobile version of the library catalog that allows users to search, find, and request library items.

Libraries' staff welcome your thoughts and suggestions. Please send us your feedback at: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/suggestions.html.

The UC San Diego Libraries, ranked among the top 20 public academic research libraries in the nation, play an integral role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The nine libraries that comprise the UCSD Library system provide access to more than 7 million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials to meet the knowledge demands of scholars, students, and members of the public. Each day, more than 7,300 people stream through one of the university's nine libraries. The Libraries' vast resources and services are accessed more than 87,500 times each day via the UCSD Libraries' Web site.

Media Contact

Dolores Davies
Director of Communications & Outreach

858-534-0667
ddavies@ucsd.edu