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Need to know!

  • What's an App?
    • software platform that has been optimized for mobile devices, i.e. iPhone, Android, tablets, etc.
    • Both of our mobile apps are free!
    • Apps are downloaded directly to your phone.
  • What is a QR (quick response) code?
    • Basically, a QR code is an image URL. 
    • Technically, a QR code is so much more than just a URL. Once snapped, it can link you to a description of something, other images or even a movie trailer, GPS coordinates, etc.
  • How do I use a QR code?
    • You need a QR code reader on your phone, like the one available via, or your phone may come with a pre-selected QR code reader.
    • Snap the code (take a photo of the code).
    • Your phone will then read the code and link to whatever information the QR code is carrying.

Catalog App for iPhone/Android

Instructions and QR code for new Online Catalog mobile app!

Get snappy!


Database App

Follow the instructions to download the NEW Ebsco Databases iPhone and Android app 2.0!


Ebsco eBooks App

Ebsco eBooks app has arrived!

  • Click here for app support.
  • Click here to download the app for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod).
  • Click here to download the app for Android devices.
  • Click here to download the app for Kindle devices.

Librarian-recommended Apps

Here are some of our favorite apps!

  • Paper by FiftyThree
    When inspiration happens, put it on Paper. Paper is the best way to capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches. Create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease — Paper is like a wall of sticky notes for everything that inspires you.
  • Google Drive
    Access your Google docs wherever you and your handheld devices go!
  • Be My Eyes
    Be the eyes for a blind person in need of help remotely through a live video connection if you are sighted or be assisted by the network of sighted users if you are blind.
  • iBooks
    Download and read books on iPad.
  • Kindle
    Download and read books from
  • Nook
    Download and read books from Barnes & Noble.
  • GoodReader
    .pdf reader for iPad.
  • Evernote
    Synchronize all your devices and platforms to share notes, create to-do lists, and search images.
  • Keynote
    Allows you to create presentations and present directly from your iPad.
  • Wikipanion
    Connects directly to Wikipedia servers and allows you to access all the Wikipedia family.
  • Flipboard
    Creates a personal "social magazine" by combining Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Free eBooks. Get the QR code from the main page for the mobile site.
  • My Library
    Handy tool for organizing your personal media collection. View your collection of books, movies, and CDs, and also keep a tab on who you loaned a book out to or who you borrowed it from.
  • Book Crawler
    Lets you upload your entire book collection with barcode scanning, so that you do not forget what books you own or have read. Useful for book lovers who frequently buy books, and often end up buying the same book twice. You can also share reviews with other users.
  • ICDL - Free books for Children
    From the International Children’s Digital Library. Kids can read stories and fairy tales from around the world.
  • iSSRN
    For students of the social sciences and humanities, this free app provides access to thousands of scholarly researches, articles, and books. Papers can be viewed directly through the app, or can be downloaded and emailed.
  • PubMed Mobile
    Welcome to PubMed Mobile
    PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.
  • MeeGenius! Kids' Books
    Download over 300 free illustrated kids books.
  • Learnist  
    The world's knowledge, at your fingertips. Share what you know. Website and app for iPad and Android.
  • TED
    Ideas worth spreading. Website and app.
  • Quizlet
    Simple free learning tools. Website and app.
  • Inkling
    Lightweight learning. Textbooks on any device.
  • Padlet  
    Padlet is a digital canvas to create beautiful projects that are easy to share and collaborate on.


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