Mobile Apps for Library Services
Library Account Access and Searching
BookMyne (developed by the library vendor SirsiDynix) lets you access your Toronto Public Library account on the go. Check due dates, holds, and fines owing, renew your items, and search the catalogue and place holds.
What you'll need: A valid Toronto Public Library card number and PIN are required to access your account or place holds.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
OverDrive Media Console for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad/Android/Blackberry/Windows Mobile
Use the OverDrive app to download eBooks and eAudiobooks directly to your tablet or phone.
What you'll need: The app will ask you for an Adobe ID. You can create one by following the link within the app or going directly to Adobe's website. You'll also need a valid library card to check out eBooks.
Zinio Reader app for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch/Android/Windows Mobile
Download full current issues of popular magazines to read on your mobile device.
See Getting Started with Zinio eMagazines for more help.
Download and listen to audiobooks on your device.
What you'll need: Create an account on the OneClickDigital website before getting started with the app.
Get free access to more than 34 foreign language courses and 14 English as a second language courses with the Mango Languages app.
What you'll need: Sign in with your library card and create a profile on the Mango Language Learning website. You'll be asked for your profile login when you start using the app.
Listen to streaming classical music and jazz through the Naxos Music Library app.
What you'll need: Sign in with your library card and create a playlist login on the Naxos Music Library website. You'll be asked for this login when you start using the app.
Naxos provides a tutorial for their iPhone app.
Search dozens of general and specialty databases within the app. Handy for students.
What you'll need: No login required - this app uses GPS location to give you access when you're within 10 km of any Toronto Public Library branch.
Movies, Music and Television
Stream music, movies and television episodes through the Hoopla app, or download for offline viewing.
What you'll need: Create an account on the Hoopla website before getting started with the app.