Say Goodbye to Mendik Mobile

With the new semester, the Library is changing the way we offer services on mobile devices.

In place of the Mendik Mobile app many of you have used, we’ve created a responsive webpage – –that gives you easy access to all our services in a format that looks good and works well on a mobile device.

You should eliminate the Mendik Mobile app and create a shortcut in its place to our responsive webpage.  If you don’t know how to do this, just follow these instructions: Take the Library with you!

Although the Mendik Mobile app may continue to work, it won’t have current information.  Make sure you delete it and start using the new system.

If you’ve never experienced the convenience of checking course reserves, renewing your loans, or searching our catalog on your phone, you should give it a try.

Free SCOTUSblog App Now Available

SCOTUSblog, a popular blog providing comprehensive coverage of the United States Supreme Court, recently announced the availability of a FREE iOS app.

The new app provides mobile access to the content available on SCOTUSblog, access to its Twitter feed, and notifications alerting users to breaking Supreme Court news.  It will also “be rolling out new features and improvements regularly.”

You can download the FREE SCOTUSblog iOS App at the App Store.

Bluebook App Now Available!

Good news! The Bluebook is now available for iPads, iPhones, and iPods. The app supports full-text searching, browsing, highlighting, bookmarking, and annotating.  Among its features, the continuous display of the Table of Contents and hyperlinking of cross-references make navigation a breeze.  You don’t have to worry about losing your Internet connection either.  Once downloaded, the rules reside on your device for offline use.  Give it a try!  Here’s the link.

A few things to note:  First, for the foreseeable future, the app is only available for the iPhone and the iPad – not for Androids or Blackberrys.  If you have both an iPhone and an iPad, one purchase enables you to use it on both devices.  Second, at $39.95, it is a little more expensive than the print Bluebook (which is $37.15 (new) at the NYLS bookstore).  But for folks who want the convenience and search capability of digital access it may well be worth it.  An added benefit is that all Bluebook updates between editions are automatically added to the app and you “own” the app; there’s no need to purchase it again unless you want to once a new edition is published.  (New editions are published every five years, with the 20th edition scheduled for 2015.)  Comparing it against the Bluebook’s online version, the app’s pricing may still be more favorable.  The online version is $32 for one year, with annual renewals priced at $15, although you can pay $42 for two years or $50 for three years with corresponding $15 renewals. But that is only available “online,” meaning on a PC or Mac, and you’ll need an Internet connection while using it.  Remember: the Mendik Library has a subscription to the online Bluebook, which can be accessed from two PCs in the Library.  Contact the Reference Desk for password information.

Mendik Mobile: See the App in action!

What’s Mendik Mobile?  It’s an App that will let you access some of the Mendik Library’s key services on your smartphone. It’s a free download and is now available for Apple, Android, Blackberry and a wide variety of other smartphone platforms.

Want to see the App in action?  Visit the Library Reference Desk on Tuesday, October 18, at 12:45 pm and/or 5:45 pm.  As an added bonus, you can have your photo taken with your favorite librarian while enjoying some sweet pre-Halloween treats.