Boston Public Library Launches Free Mobile Catalog for on-the-Go Cardholders
Application compatible with Android and iOS systems, mobile web version available
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For Immediate Release
August 08, 2013
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Boston Public Library (BPL) recently launched its much-anticipated BPL mobile catalog, offering library users instant access to its online catalog through Android and iOS mobile devices, including a mobile web browser version that presents visitors with a display specifically designed to fit small screens.

“We are thrilled to now offer a mobile catalog; it is a valuable resource and option that allows our collections to be easily accessible to our library users anytime, anywhere,” said Amy E. Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library.

What can the free app do for you? The BPL mobile catalog has complete catalog searching capabilities, including full data viewing and is optimized for high-definition screens. Library users can pinpoint title availability at any BPL locations, and with the tap of a screen, they now have the ability to place hold requests, browse new items, link to OverDrive for e-book borrowing, view hours and fines, write reviews, and check out ratings and comments.

After a few simple steps, users can access Boston Public Library resources from anywhere in the world. Links to the apps for downloading the BPL mobile catalog are available on the BPL website under the collections tab labeled “Mobile Catalog,” and via the following sites:

•    iOS devices – Visit the iTunes App Store and search for Boston Public Library
•    Android phones – Visit Google Play and search for Boston Public Library

Please visit www.bpl.org/mobile for additional information on the BPL Mobile Catalog.

About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-five branches, a literacy center, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit www.bpl.org.

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