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Mobile Apps

A mobile app is an application program that runs on smartphones,
 tablets and other mobile devices. Mobile apps are used for information 
retrieval, location services, banking, email, games, and more.
 Depending on the device, apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (iPhone, iPod, iPad) or Google Play (Android devices).

A selection of mobile apps for reading, library resources, and government resources are below. Apps for reading ebooks can be found on our Downloadables page. See our full list of Online Resources for databases and useful sites you can access with your library card.

Library Resources


BookMyne, the Library's app, lets you search the Library’s catalog, manage your account, and find suggested reading instantly with your mobile device. More info hereAvailable for Android and Apple.


EBSCOhost provides access to thousands of journal articles, from National Geographic to People to scholarly publications. More info hereAvailable for Android and Apple.


Key Ring allows you to store your library card barcode, along with other rewards and membership cards, in your smartphone. More info hereAvailable for Android and Apple.


AccessMyLibrary uses GPS to find libraries within a 10-mile radius of your location, then gives you free, unlimited access to their Gale online resources, such as American Decades, Business Plans Handbook, and others  — without the need to log in. More info hereAvailable for Android and Apple.

PressReader PressReader provides unlimited access to 6,000+ newspapers and magazines from around the world. Access on your computer with your MGPL card here. Available for Android and Apple.


Reading Apps

goodreads Goodreads app lets you keep track of the books you've read and the ones you're planning to read. You can also use it to discuss and share recommendations with friends. Available for Android and Apple.
Google Play Books provides access to classic ebooks for free. Many others books are available for purchase.
More info here. Available for Android and Apple.
ibooks iBooks app for Apple devices lets you read ebooks from the iBooks store. Many other books are available for purchase. Available for Apple.

Kindle allows you to read Kindle books on Android and Apple devices. Kindle books are available for free, for purchase, and from the library. More info hereAvailable for Android and Apple.

kobo-app Kobo reading app provides access to free and for-purchase books. Available for Android and Apple.

Nook provides access to a great number of free books from Barnes & Noble. Many other books are available for purchase. More info hereAvailable for Android and Apple.

TeenBookFinderApp YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians, educators, and anyone who loves young adult literature access to the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. Use it to search for books by author, title, award and genre and share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook. More info and a videoAvailable for Android and Apple.


Government Apps

The apps featured here were developed by government agencies. They provide easy access to official information and services from your mobile device. This is a selected list of apps; many more government apps and information about the apps featured below can be found on's Mobile Apps Directory. In addition, the U.S. National Library of Medicine's gallery of mobile apps features many health and wellness-related apps.

Ask Karen, a USDA app, provides 24/7 virtual assistance and tips on food safety, storage, labeling, and more. Explore a menu of most popular questions and answers or e-mail, chat with a live representative, or call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline directly from the app. Available for Android and Apple.
My TSA provides airport delay information updated in real time as well as information on the time required to get through airport security. Information about what can and cannot be brought onto an airplane and details about TSA’s new advanced imaging technology are readily available as well. A Civil Rights Complaints form can be submitted right from your mobile device. Available for Android and Apple.
USPS Mobile can be used to track packages, request to hold mail or schedule a pick up, check prices, and look up zip codes. The application can scan barcodes on shipping label receipts, making it easy to check the delivery status of a shipment. Available for Android and Apple.
Get Human provides the fastest way to get customer service by phone, chat, email, or even by having the company call you back; contains thousands of company phone numbers that are typically hard to find, as well as customer reviews. Available for Android and Apple.
Nolo's English Law Dictionary contains nearly 4,000 legal terms defined in everyday, understandable language and is a great source of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Available for Apple.



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