Congrats to NYPL for the beta release of a fantastic NYPL mobile website!
They call it a “very rough beta” but I didn’t see anything rough about it. Not only does it do a great job in providing key information (browse events, contact information, library locations, hours, & directions) in an easily navigable way but it also has a mobile-friendly way to begin a search of the collections (they’re still working on making all of their catalogs mobile-friendly). I particularly like that they managed to include branding and style that is consistent with the rest of their web presence… just because something is scaled down doesn’t mean it can’t have style.
See the NYPL Labs blog post by Michael Lascarides for more information about the interface and some of the work that went into it.
DCPL iPhone app
See also my flickr collection of mobile library interfaces.