Smartphone Book Apps

If you've been following our Apps blog category, then you already know that there are some pretty cool academic resources out there. We're still loving WorldCat Mobile and RedLaser! With countless new apps released daily, we wanted to share with you some of our latest discoveries.

  • An app such as Cash4Books allows you to sell used text books by getting instant quotes on a book and arranging for free shipping.
  • Other apps allow you to check if a book seen in a shop is available in a library, or to compare prices for books (or other items) in shops. For example, Book Bazaar was developed by the Online Computer Library Center
  • Some even allow you to create and share a virtual library!   

Obviously there is a whole array of apps to scan books and get instant information from a smart phone. What tools would you recommend to fellow scholars?

About Isabelle Kargon

Library assistant at MSEL cataloging dept. I mostly catalog rare books and archival documents from our Special Collections, maps, government publications, and Hebrew alphabet materials.

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