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BookBrowse News Update

Mar 15, 2018

BookBrowse Introduces Login-Free Remote Access for Patrons

BookBrowse has introduced login-free access for patrons outside the library.

Previously, as is the case with most electronic resources, patrons outside the library wishing to access BookBrowse had to login before being able to access content. Now, in an innovation which we believe may be unique to BookBrowse, remote patrons are free to browse without the need to login and are only presented with a login screen when they attempt to access premium content. After logging in they are redirected back to where they left off.

Patrons accessing BookBrowse login-free enjoy the same library-branded experience as those who are logged in, including one-click links to the library's OPAC; and page views are tracked in the library's statistics.

Within the library, patrons and librarians already enjoy login-free access to all of BookBrowse's content through automatic IP recognition.

Logging in can be a barrier to use, particularly among first time users—now patrons can get a good taste of what BookBrowse offers without the hassle of needing to login first.

Login-free remote access also makes it possible for librarians to link directly from the library's website or newsletters to any page on BookBrowse and have the page display with the library's branding. More on this below.

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Because people don’t have the time to read about every book, let alone read all of them, BookBrowse seeks out and recommends only the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction. We feature high-quality, well-written books across a range of genres, mainly for adults, with some outstanding YA—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

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Each month, BookBrowse attracts half a million avid readers and buyers of intelligent fiction and narrative nonfiction, particularly book clubbers and those who read to expand their horizons. They visit us looking to find out what’s new, and to explore their specific reading interests. They return to us, and subscribe to our newsletters, because our carefully curated content allows them to bypass the noise of less selective and crowd-sourced sites to easily find the books that are right for them.

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BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.