MARINet 4+


    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings
    • Free

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Take MARINet with you wherever you go! Search the catalog, place holds, manage your account, and renew materials. Get instant access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV, music, magazines, and more.

Find a library location near you:
• Belvedere Tiburon Library
• College of Marin Library
• Dominican University of California's Archbishop Alemany Library
• Larkspur Library
• Marin County Free Library
• Mill Valley Public Library
• San Anselmo Public Library
• San Rafael Public Library
• Sausalito Public Library

Features include:
• Quickly search the library collection
• Browse bestsellers and new items
• Check a title’s availability –map the location where your title is available
• Place and manage your holds
• Renew items
• View your library card

What’s New

Version 2.7

The About This Title screen has been completely rebuilt with features to promote evaluation and discovery, including: reviews, recommendations, lists, and community contributions.

The Search screen now displays edition statements, along with vernacular metadata for titles and authors. The Filter button has been moved to the top of the screen. Pagination is now displayed at the bottom of the screen. Some actions are no longer available from the item actions menu.

The Filter button on the Locations screen has been moved to the top of the screen.

On the Home screen, viewing more new titles is done using the 'View all' button under each carousel. The Events Filters have been combined into a single button above the Events carousel.

Navigation in the app has been simplified. There is a now a single 'Back' button on all screens. The style and height of the navigation bar has also been reduced and made uniform across all screens.

Let us know what you think! The Share Feedback screen allows you to contact the library directly.

Make a typo? The Search screen now offers 'Did you mean?' suggestions for mistyped searches.

Improvements have been made to how you navigate the app: 'Pull to refresh' has been added to the Home screen, and you can now swipe to go back instead of using the Back button.

The Item action sheet on the Search screen has been redesigned.

This release also includes smaller UX improvements as well as behind the scenes accessibility enhancements, improvements, and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

johninSF ,

Very impressive... online bookstores should worry!

I didn't expect that our little local library could put out such an impressive app. (This app is just for Marin county, CA.) Say you are standing at the bookstore and your kid is demanding a $40 hardcover book you know will only be read once. Just open this app, scan the barcode, tap a button, and the book arrives at your library in a couple of days. It's instant gratification like online bookstores, but for free!!

You get a dashboard to manage book renewals, books that are ready for pickup, etc.

My favorite feature: if you've searched for a book, you can tap a button to see all the libraries in Marin that have a copy "in stock"—and it's really fast.

Tiny quibble: like the website, it's a tad slow when renewing 20 books, but it beats driving to the library for sure!

random vowels ,

Sooooo sloooow…

The app takes forever to load on startup. Also takes forever to switch between tabs. Some nice functionality otherwise. Easy to look up and reserve titles.

The only reason I keep it on my phone is that it has the barcode for my library card.

macktruck44 ,

A “Lite” Version of the Online Interface

Essentially, this app is just a dumbed-down / limited version of the actual website. These days, most everyone has a smartphone. To that end, I can either use this app or open up the Safari or Chrome app and peruse through MARINet instead. The most obvious, immediate, and frustrating difference is that the app does not have nearly the same capability nor full functionality as the website. For example, if I want to put an item on hold, the app will frequently tell me that it is unable to process such a request. The website however will NEVER issue such a response. WHY would I use an app with such limited functionality when it is just as easy—if not EASIER—to open up Safari/Chrome and just get the job done on the actual website? Why would I waste my time using an app that stonewalls my requests? Save your time folks. Delete the app. Give it one star until it’s upgraded. Bookmark the website on your app browser instead. The website is far easier and far more capable than this laughable “lite” version of an app.

App Privacy

The developer, MARINet, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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