New Tool: BrowZine – Read scholarly journals on your mobile device

The Library has a new tool available for your use that allows you to view on (most) mobile devices complete issues of scholarly journals that the Library subscribes to. You can choose up to 64 titles for your personal BrowZine library and view entire issues of a publication as you would the print version.  Issues are automatically added when available in our electronic collections and articles can be saved (for reading offline) to your portable device or synced to other services such as Dropbox, Box.com, Mendeley, Zotero and RefWorks.

BrowZine currently has interfaces for iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet (Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab) and the Kindle Tablet (Fire HD).  To download a free copy of the application click on the Apple Store, Google Play or Amazon link on your portable device and search for BrowZine.

If you are on campus, once you install the application you can easily access our paid content.  To access it from off campus, you also need to install a VPN client on your device. It may seem complicated, but today during a presentation on the tool I downloaded the VPN client and the BrowZine app on my iPhone, registered my account, and added three journals to my bookshelf within ten minutes.  More information and instructions for installing are available. You are always welcome to contact me for assistance.


New Library Service: Online Paging to Support Your Interdisciplinary Research Needs

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You can now request books and other library materials from 24 campus libraries be delivered to any of those libraries.

Just use the Berkeley OskiCat catalog to find the circulating item you’d like, click on the yellow “Request” button near the top of the screen and enter your CalNet ID and password. Finally, select your favorite library to have the item delivered to. It will arrive within three business days; in most cases sooner.

Imagine requesting books from Biological Sciences, Main, Moffitt, and Anthropology from the comfort of your home and having them all sent to the Environmental Design Library where you can pick them up on your way to class the next morning.

Online paging – another way the Library’s helping you access the materials you need in a timely and efficient manner.


– David Eifler, Environmental Design Library

– Brian Light, Education/Psychology Library