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July 7, 2011

I M M E D I A T E  R E L E A S E

contact person
Cynthia Brown
Jefferson County Library Cooperative
(205)226-3615 W
(205)226-3617 F

Take the Library Along

Birmingham, AL, July 7, 2011---The Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC) has launched a mobile version of its website that will allow users to easily access JCLC’s online catalog on mobile phones and other small-screen mobile devices. This app supports our continuing efforts to make library materials available to a wide range of audiences “

JCLC’s new mobile website will enable patrons to quickly access library services and materials, “says Pat Ryan, Executive Director of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative. “This initiative will help ensure that our county’s 360,900 library users have access to a 21st century library system.”

The Pew Research Center reports that 40 percent of adults were using the Internet, email, or instant messaging on a mobile phone in 2010, up from 32 percent in 2009.1 This trend is expected to continue as the public demands greater access to information and resources.

The mobile catalog can be accessed from our regular catalog from any smart phone. The catalog will automatically detect that you are on a smart phone and take you to the mobile version of the catalog (AirPac). On your Internet capable mobile phone, go to our catalog or  It should automatically take you to the mobile version if you’re using a smart phone. Go to Mobile at the bottom of the website to view the mobile format that will appear on your phone.


The Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization composed of the 39 public libraries throughout Jefferson County. These include the 21 municipal libraries, including the 19 locations of the Birmingham Public Library System, as well as The Library at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The mission of JCLC is to link our member libraries to provide better, more efficient centralized services for all county residents. For more information, go to our website