Mobilising the Library Experience

The mobile era is undoubtedly here so mobilising the library experience is essential! The number of mobile users today is greater than the number of desktop users! We use our phones for almost every activity like shopping, doing exercises, improving our lifestyle, traveling, navigating in a big city, listening to music, chatting with friends or making our visuals more beautiful.

As businesses have realised the need to effectively use mobile channels to attract and retain customers so have libraries across the world. But, it cant be just any old app it has to be the best, the one that gives a great user experience so they can make the most of this channel. 

That is why 11 years ago SOLUS started mobilising the library experience and launched the first ever UK public libraries app in Edinburgh Scotland and now our Library Apps are in use in over 7,000 library locations across 6 continents and we’re growing rapidly!

Mobilising the library experience

We are software focused, developing highly functional and scalable mobile applications. Scalable design is intentional; to enable us to punch above our weight and rapidly deliver class leading products to customers across the globe. We can launch a dedicated App in a week, where much larger organisations in our space can take 1 year+

The app has just got better and better and makes the user experience interactive and fun. The app now greatly contributes to your library’s brand awareness.

The SOLUS mobile app is like a billboard sign for your community, its in your patrons’ pockets 24/7. Its an app that has features your customers will love, beautifully designed with your clear distinct branding.

Mobilising the library experience – Intuitive and beautiful

It’s a great way to change perceptions of your services and to get and keep your patrons engaged and involved with the library service. Its so good that just this week that Illinois Heartland Library System (SHARE) Selected the Solus Mobile Library App. SHARE is the largest automation consortium in North America, supporting 342 member libraries at 472 locations, comprising of school,, academic, special, and public libraries, with a service population of over 1.4 million. Find out more

We were also pleased to announce that South Central Library System (SCLS) in Wisconsin has deployed the Solus Library App to integrate with Bibliovation ILS. SCLS is one of Wisconsin’s largest public library systems serving 49 member libraries through its consortial ILS and in turn serving 440,000 registered patrons. 

Multicultural communities need to make their app available in many languages and the Solus app does just that in over 24 languages

We’re proud of The Library App and the versions of it that SOLUS has built for our ILS partners. And while we’d never have imagined that we’d reach over 7,000 library locations on 6 continents in such a short time we know it’s a great achievement, we don’t plan on stopping there!

Watch this space!

Mobilising the library experience – content, discovery, contactless, events and bookings, multilingual…… A single digital presence?

Let us help you deliver an intuitive and exciting library experience! Time to get in touch! [email protected]


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