Take Alma into the library stacks instead of bringing the library stacks to your desk! The Alma Mobile app allows you to access task lists and perform fulfillment activities while away from the library service desk. Using Alma on your mobile device reduces paper lists and increases your productivity by allowing you to roam throughout the library with Alma at your side.
Alma Mobile includes the following features:
Review the Pick from Shelf list for one or more library locations
Filter the list by request date, location, call number, or destination
Scan items to see where they need to go
Track usage of items left on library tables and shelves
Barcode scanning via the device’s built-in camera as well as portable wireless barcode scanners
You will need your system’s URL and your user login to access your library system via Alma Mobile.
Built on Ex Libris’ Alma library services platform, Alma Mobile is targeted for use by public and technical services staff in academic and research library environments. Alma Mobile works alongside the Alma desktop app, which continues to provide functionality for traditional library operations.
The Alma Mobile app now provides a logout action. In addition, the Getting Started pages are presented in the language identified as the default language on your mobile device whenever the default language is supported by Alma.
Ratings and Reviews
The screen isn’t updated for newer displays like the iPhone X and the in-app barcode scanner does not work.
Disappointed so far
Poorly configured error handling- when presented with a simple typo on login; app threw an error and gave no exit or escape options.
Had to delete app and reinstall just to try an log in again.
This is stuff that QA finds in alpha testing folks, not rocket science here.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.