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Mobile apps and resources

Mobile apps and resources user guide Mobile apps and resources

Welcome to the Library's guide to mobile apps* and resources.  

You can search for library resources and check your library account using LibrarySearch.  In addition, many of the Library's subscribed databases, e-book and e-journal packages are available on smartphones and tablets either as native apps or as optimised mobile sites.

* Please note that the Library does not provide support for these apps. 

What is a mobile app?

A mobile app is a piece of application software designed to run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.  Apps must be downloaded and installed from distribution platforms (app stores) - some are free and others must be purchased.  The two main app stores are Google Play for Android and App Store for iOS but, apps can also be purchased from Windows Phone Store and BlackBerry App World

What is a mobile site?

A mobile site is a website specifically designed for use on smartphones and tablets.  Mobile-optimised sites allow access to much of the same content and functionality as the desktop version but are much easier to view on small screens.  Mobile sites adjust automatically to the device they are being viewed on and there's no need to install anything from an app store.

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