San Diego County Library - SDCL
By County of San Diego
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The official San Diego County Library app. Connect with us on your mobile device!
Use the SDCL app to search for books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs and more. Check your account, request or renew items, find your nearest library location and hours, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or contact us.
Authentication failed - and no in-app support
I really want to like this app, as it seems like it'd be perfect for reading on my iPad, but every time I use my library card number and PIN, it just says "authentication failed," and refuses to log me in. I know I'm using the right login info, because I can log into the library on my web browser, but the app won't work for me at all.
There's also no "help" section to report these kinds of problems and errors, which is frustrating - hence my review.
So, if an admin could look into this issue and clear it up so everyone could log in, I'd really appreciate it!
I think an SDCL app is a good idea, but in practice, it's probably easier to just use Safari. The app isn't particularly easy to use, and loses some functionality. You can only renew one item at a time, for example.
One feature that I think would be very useful, if it were added, would be notifications when an item is due or ready for pickup. I think that was a big missed opportunity.
Overall, while it's a good idea, it needs a lot of tweaking and enhancement to actually be useful.
Needs a hold feature for overdrive
I like the app layout for the most part. I use this almost exclusively for eBooks and eAudiobooks through Overdrive. Unfortunately eTitles are limited in number and I have to put them on hold and wait. The app doesn't appear to have any way of placing a Hold on currently unavailable books. Hopefully a future update can incorporate this feature to work like the website.
- Category: Education
- Released: Mar 02, 2013
- Version: 4.81
- Size: 2.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, German
- Seller: County of San Diego
- © 2013 Boopsie Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.