With the Minuteman Library Network app you can:
· Search the Minuteman catalog and place holds
· Renew checkouts and freeze holds in your account
· Enable your personal digital card on your phone
· Explore your library’s digital collections of eBooks, Digital audiobooks, Digital video, Digital magazines and more
· Browse new and noteworthy titles
· Connect with your library with one touch calling, contact forms and social media
· See your library’s calendar of events
Serving the following Minuteman Libraries:
Acton Memorial Library
Arlington / Robbins Library
Ashland Public Library
Bedford Free Public Library
Belmont Public Library
Brookline / Public Library of Brookline
Cambridge Public Library
Concord Free Public Library
Dean College / E. Ross Anderson Library
Dedham Public Library
Dover Town Library
Framingham Public Library
Framingham State University/ Henry Whittemore Library
Franklin Public Library
Holliston Public Library
Lasell College / Brennan Library
Lexington / Cary Memorial Library
Lincoln Public Library
Maynard Public Library
Medfield Public Library
Medford Public Library
Medway Public Library
Millis Public Library
Natick / Morse Institute Library
Needham Free Public Library
Newton Free Library
Norwood / Morrill Memorial Library
Pine Manor College / Annenberg Library
Regis College Library
Somerville Public Library
Stow / Randall Library
Sudbury / Goodnow Library
Waltham Public Library
Watertown Free Public Library
Wayland Public Library
Wellesley Free Library
Weston Public Library
Westwood Public Library
Winchester Public Library
Woburn Public Library
Bug Fixes and Improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Some annoying bugs
This release has some annoying bugs that make the app difficult to use.
When doing an advanced search of the catalog the virtual keyboard disappears and then reappears after each keystroke - making the user pause between each letter entered. This really makes the process of typing in search criteria super painful.
Also in advanced search, when searching by author the app presents as bogus results all entries that have no listed author. Lack of a field should not match a specifically entered criterion. Very weak search capability - kind of a MLN trademark. It’s often best to search on the web (much better search engine) and then use the resultant ISBN to find it in the MLN catalog.
Really good, maybe on way to Oustanding!😀
I use this app very often, and although as an old programmer, I sometimes think “I would have done that feature differently”. I will say this: The App Just Works.
On top of that, when you report bugs, they fix them really fast! I reported an app crash bug on 14-January, and the fix came out sometime before 14-February. This includes the hang-time for the report getting from my library to the developer MLN contracts with.
Remember this when libertarians claim private industry is ALWAYS better than govt. Sometimes it’s the two together that excel. I wish I could get J&J to fix the bugs in their vaccine trial app (now going on 14 months broken) and The Week magazine and Xinio (now going on like 3-4 years seriously broken)
Digital library card no longer works
In the last couple months the digital library card no longer shows up. When selected from any of at least two locations you can try from, the screen brightens like normal but no card information shows up.
I uninstalled and reinstalled but have the same problem.
Like others I also notice the search results show fewer results than they used to. Even for material I know is there, I don’t get result returns.
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- 16.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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