The Seattle Public Library system consists of 27 buildings, including the Central Library and 26 neighborhood branches. All together, this fair system has a total floor area of approximately 600,000 square feet, or the equivalent of 10 and a half football fields (including the end zones).
The latest version of Apple’s iPhone is 4.5 inches x 2.4 inches and is less than half an inch thick. You can hold it in your hand. It slides easily into your pocket. You could place eight million iPhones, side-by-side, on the total floor area of the library.
But we did not do that. Quite the opposite!
I am writing to announce that – miraculously – we have figured out a way to cram your entire library system (10 and 1/2 football fields worth of library system, mind you) into a device that you can hold in your hand, and carry around with you in your pocket.
Yes, that’s right! The Seattle Public Library now has a mobile app to work with whichever brand of smart phone you own: Blackberry, Android, iPhone, Symian, it works with them all. Renew your items, search the catalog and place a hold, browse book lists, look for upcoming author readings, find your nearest branch, ask us a question – all from the convenient location of wherever you are right now!
Of course, the SPL Mobile app is completely free. So go ahead, put your library in a pocket!
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