Brown University Library on the go, in your hand, we are there. Search Josiah for books, DVDs, CDs and more. Hours, locations, and easy contact information! We've also included a great new way to search our books. No need to search by field, no need to enter full words, no need to wait for results. Just type the first couple of letters of words and see the search in action while you type. So for books on "Cuban Missile Crisis" simply type "cu mi cri". Or to search for books by or about "James Agee" simply type "ja age". Have questions? Ask a Librarian through text, email, or phone. We've invested in the latest mobile solution for libraries and we'll be adding new content over time. MoBUL (Mobile Brown University Library). Get it? We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

What's New

Version 5.07

- bug fixes
- general improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings



So nice to see Brown embracing this kind of mobile solution. The app is functional, though the user experience can definitely be improved. The live Josiah search is very nice, and allows the user to refine searches in real time. MoBUL is capable of showing a summary of bibliographic and other relevant information natively in the app, but full Josiah entries are displayed inside an in-app browser window. It seems silly not to display this info natively, or to make request functionality native to the app either. Let's hope this appears in a future version. The keyboard doesn't always disappear when it should, though it can always be dismissed by tapping "Done." The developers also haven't added iOS 4 background functionality — the app reconnects every time it's opened.

What I can't figure out is why on earth this app wants access to my location. Denying access results in extremely annoying, frequent error messages. The app needs to learn to fail more gracefully.

Don't believe the hours


"This week's hours" only displays the general hour and not the hours of the current week.



Well needed. Thanks!


Boopsie, Inc.
9.2 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Boopsie, Inc.


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