GCPL launches free mobile application

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Want to renew a library book or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Looking for library hours or locations? There’s an app for that. Download an eBook? Find information fast? There’s an app for that, too.

Geauga County Public Library has launched a free mobile app that puts the library at your fingertips. From any mobile phone or tablet connected to the Internet, you can instantly tap into library resources, anytime, anywhere. Patrons may search the library catalog, check their account, ask a question, find events and more.

To access the library’s mobile app, download the free Geauga County Public Library app from the mobile device app store. The app is available on both Android and Apple systems.

“Everyone lives on their mobile phones these days, so it’s important for the library to be easily accessible whenever and wherever people need access to our staff and rich resources,” says GCPL Director Deborah F. O’Connor. “Our mobile app puts library information just one click away with much faster access than going through a browser. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this new way to use the library by downloading our app today.”

Searching the catalog with the mobile app is especially easy. Just type the first few letters of two or three words and search results will begin to appear. For example, if you’re looking up Mark Twain in the catalog, just type “ma twa.” Once you find the title you’re looking for, you can place it on hold right from your phone. The GCPL app’s features include:

  • Check your account for due dates and to instantly renew eligible materials.
  • BookLook: Scan an ISBN barcode to find out if GCPL owns the title and to instantly place a hold. “This is a handy feature,” O’Connor says. “If you’re at a bookstore, you can just scan the ISBN, see if we own it and—if we do—place a hold on it right from your phone.”
  • Register yourself for an adult program at any library location.
  • Browse the entire GCPL digital collection and download eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies and television shows to instantly enjoy on your device.
  • Access all GCPL social media including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Flickr, Pinterest and YouTube.
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