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    A Mobile App for Libraries. And more.

    Minrva repackages library resources for a native mobile experience. With Minrva, students can bring a piece of the library wherever they go.

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    By students. For students.

    Collaborative development results in tools students will actually use. Partnering with Computer Science courses, hosting a Mobile App Development Competition, and conducting user studies helps us respond to student and library needs. Learn more about our unique collaborative approach.

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    Minrva 3 now available.

    Featuring location-based recommendations in the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library.

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    Get Book Recommendations.

    With the Recommendations module, available within the app at University of Illinois locations, Minrva users are provided with a list of suggested items from the Library collection. These items are recommended based on the user's checked out history and favorited books within the Library's VuFind system.

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    Tools for libraries.

    Minvra provides services directly to libraries to make library jobs easier. And because of the way Minrva accesses library data, enabling Minrva in your library is easy. Are you interested in getting Minrva for your library? Contact us to learn more!

Get Started

Minrva Project has a lot to offer librarians, students, and open source developers. Follow the links below to see all of what Minrva has to offer you!

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Find out which pieces of functionality are already available to your students free of charge! If you like what you see, help spread the word.

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Get App

Would you like all of your library's resources at the touch of a button? Click here to download the Android, iPhone, or iPad mobile software. Guaranteed to simplify your life!

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Find out how CARLI I-Share Libraries can subscribe to Minrva advanced customizations.

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Using ideas from the students that use the library MINRVA will increase awareness and access to library services.

Joseph Troy, Visiting Program Manager

The Minrva App is truly a product made by students for students. From designers, to programmers, to user experience researchers, the Minrva App has been made from the ground up by people like you.

Nathaniel Ryckman, Visiting Research Programmer

I wish there had been something like this when I was an undergrad. This App would have certainly helped with class projects.

Maria Lux, Graphic Designer
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