The academic library app is an absolute essential today. At SOLUS we are well known for our mobile app in public libraries and our newly introduced events and room booking platform. We are now entering the US academic market with our debut at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Pittsburgh in 15th – 17th March.

SOLUS currently has approximately 20 academic customers with our mobile app in Australia, UK and USA and are now more than ready for expansion.

Our academic library app customers

The academic library app features include:

  • Integration with 15 ILS/LSP platforms
  • Authentication options include Shibboleth, CAS, SAML and Azure Active Directory
  • Format roll-up, FRBR-ized display of available resources
  • Push, emergency and event notifications to students, faculty and admin
  • RFID and barcode self-check out/in
  • Consortia support
  • 30 languages with new support for right to left languages (Arabic, Hebrew & Urdu)
  • Reading and wish list functionality
  • Virtual and on-campus events
  • Events integration directly into the app (register/cancel reminder notifications, history, etc.)
The academic library app features

John Richardson, Director of SOLUS North America states,

“With our real-time Content Management System (CMS), campuses have the ability to not only to access their library, databases and subscriptions, etc., but can easily create links to campus services such as maps, faculty directories, dining, parking, mental health resources, athletics, faculty directories, campus news, etc. We are hearing there is a real need for a next generation events and room booking platform that tightly integrates with the mobile app – an all-in-one solution for students and faculty.”

Events and room bookings

We have expanded our product suite to include Events & Room Bookings and most recently added an exciting new Library Discovery Platform.

SOLUS is the world’s #1 Library App provider for public libraries and growing in academics; with SOLUS built Library Apps now in use in over 8,000 locations on 5 continents and growing rapidly. We are based in Glasgow, Scotland, SOLUS with offices in Australia and the US. We provide white labelled solutions to a number of ILS partners, as well as direct sales.

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