The new iMLS Student app allows pupils and parents to access the school library from mobile devices.
Schools using Junior Librarian.net, Eclipse.net, or Reading Cloud can now ensure the library and its resources are accessible anywhere, anytime and available to your whole school community. The app is a fantastic way to encourage parental engagement with reading.
Display the latest news from the library and showcase information such as the ‘Top Ten’, ‘New Arrivals’ ‘Latest Returns’ and ‘Book of the Week’.
Using the ‘Who Next’ feature, the app will automatically recommend new books based on your past loans.
Students can write or record reviews about books, websites and other resources and books can also be reserved and renewed using the App.
Search the library catalogue using the iMLS quick search to find books and websites to help with homework or general research or for the latest book by your favourite author. You can even watch fantastic videos of authors talking about their books in their own words.
Parents can track borrowing patterns for children with access to current and past loans information.
The Community Stat's feature allows you to check on the most popular books and authors across the MLS schools community.
Using the ‘ISBN Search’ feature you can also check whether your school library has a copy of a book before buying it online or in a book store. You can also recommend books for purchase by the school library.
Also try our new Augmented Reality feature - Point your device’s camera at a book cover that the app recognises and it will superimpose a video of the author talking.
Currently only available if your school library uses Junior Librarian.net (primary), Eclipse.net hosted (secondary), or Reading Cloud. If you’re not sure, why not check with your school librarian.
You will need your user name, password and school name / postcode to log into the app. If you don't have these details or your school is not on hosted yet, you can try out iMLS by tapping the demo button on the login screen.