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With the university’s new app, users can locate library resources and access other campus information

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, May 15, 2018 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Macquarie University has joined an increasing number of institutions in Australia that have opted for the Ex Libris campusM™ mobile solution.

Powered by the campusM platform, the Macquarie University Library’s libMQ app provides access to vital library information and services on any device, on or off campus, thus helping students make the most of their library interactions. The Library is leveraging the campusM in-depth integration interfaces to offer native mobile-friendly access to library services, including the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. Students can use the app to search for library resources; access their library loan status; request library materials; obtain information on fees; reserve computers; access library and campus maps; and receive alerts about availability of library resources. Through the app, the Library will strengthen its role at the heart of teaching and learning.

“The campusM solution provides us with a mobile platform that suits our needs, rather than needing to spend time and resources on developing apps locally,” commented Fiona Burton, Associate University Librarian for Macquarie University. “We also believe that libMQ will serve as an excellent way of promoting library services among our new cohort of students.”

Ziv BenZvi, vice president of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, said, “We are truly pleased to welcome Macquarie University Library to the growing number of institutions throughout Australia that are using the campusM mobile solution. We know how important the library is to students, and the Macquarie app will give them the tools to find the resources they need. We are hoping that the library app marks the first step in the university’s use of the campusM capabilities to engage students, staff, and community members.”

About Macquarie University

Macquarie University is located in Sydney, at the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, a thriving locale that is predicted to double in size in the next 20 years to become the fourth largest CBD in Australia. The University is home to world-class facilities, including Australia’s only fully integrated Academic Health Sciences Centre. Macquarie University Library building is a state of the art facility which opened in 2011 and contains Australia’s first Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS). The Library is visited in person by up to 14,000 people per day, and electronically by up to 60,000 visits per day.

Macquarie is ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world, and with a 5-star QS rating, it is renowned for producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. Macquarie’s enviable research efforts—more than 100 of its researchers are ranked in the top one per cent of researchers in the world—are brought to life by renowned researchers whose audacious solutions to issues of global significance are benefiting the world. For more information please visit us at https://www.mq.edu.au.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

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14 May 2018


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