Mobile App Status Update

The SAILS Mobile App is still not available.

It's been a while since we've given an update on the mobile app issue and we want to let everyone know that the network and libraries are working on this problem. We've been meeting with other app vendors and discussing our options and are finding the solution isn't as clear as we were all hoping it would be.

We ask for your continued patience and want to thank you all for being so patient. It has greatly helped the evaluation process and should allow us to make a decision that is the best for everyone.


Please note that it is the SAILS Mobile App that is affected and not the apps for services such as Libby (Overdrive), Hoopla, or other digital library services.

You CAN still search the library and access your account on your device.

The way to do this is to put a shortcut to the mobile version of the Library catalog website on to your device.
Log in to Enterprise.

We have included steps showing how to do this on your device on the next page of this guide.
How to set up quick access to the Library catalog on your mobile device

  1. Scan this QR code to open the library catalog on your mobile device, OR click on this link https://tinyurl.com/2csy5jmx
  2. Use the instructions in this guide to add the site as a saved app on your homescreen (here are instructions for Apple (iPhone/iPad) and Android (Pixel/Samsung, etc.) 

Add a shortcut to the mobile version of the Library catalog site to the Home screen on your device. Doing this will give you the ability to search the Library's catalog, access your account, and place holds on items. 

Apple: Safari browser

Our Library catalog is designed to work on mobile, and includes most of the features you're accustomed to using in the Library app.

  1. If you're reading these instructions on your phone or iPad, click this link to launch the mobile site: Log in to Enterprise.
  2. If you are not reading these instructions on your phone, use one of these two shortcuts

Open the Safari browser and enterhttps://tinyurl.com/2csy5jmx
OR
Use your camera to scan the QR code provided on this page and open the link from there

3.With the site loaded, follow these instructions to save the site as a saved app on your device: 

  1. Look for a "Share" icon in the bottom bar on the page, next to the forward and back buttons
  2. With the share menu open, look for an option called "Add to Home screen" and tap it
  3. A box called "Add to Home screen" will appear - you can rename the app if you want
  4. Tap Add in the top-right corner of the screen to complete the steps

4. A new icon will appear on your device's screen; you can move it around using the standard home screen press & drag options, or leave it where it is

5. Tap the icon at any time to launch the mobile website

Android: Google Chrome browser

Our Library catalog is designed to work on mobile, and includes most of the features you're accustomed to using in the Library app.

  1. If you're reading these instructions on your Android phone or tablet, click this link to launch the mobile site: Log in to Enterprise.
  2. If you are not reading these instructions on your phone, use one of these two shortcuts

Open the Safari browser and enter https://tinyurl.com/2csy5jmx
OR
Use your camera to scan the QR code provided on this page and open the link from there

3.With the site loaded, follow these instructions to save the site as a saved app on your device:

  1. Look for a three-dot Settings icon in the top-right of the page
  2. With Settings open, look for an option called "Add to Home screen" and tap it
  3. A box called "Add to Home screen" will appear - 
    • you can rename the app if you want. 
    • Tap Add in the top-right corner of the screen to complete the steps

4. A new icon will appear on your device's screen; you can move it around using the standard home screen press & drag options, or leave it where it is

5. Tap the icon at any time to launch the mobile website


Apps for storing scannable library cards:
For those of you missing the feature to store and scan your library barcode, here are a couple of apps that can do that for you -
CardStar and Key Ring

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