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Connect with Your Library: A Mobile App for Washington

The Port Townsend Public Library is partnering with the "Washington State Library on a mobile application ("app") that will connect citizens to their library and its services. Allen Family Foundation funding will be used to pay for one full year of public library subscription costs for the app. A portion of the Allen Foundation funds will also be used to publicize the availability of the application to Washington State citizens." (Washington State Library)

Getting Started

1. Download and install the app:
Android version
iOS/Apple version
3. At the main page, search for the app by inputting 'wash' in the search field up top
4. Select Washington State Library Now
5. Select Port Townsend Public Library

The app features include:

  • Library Locator, including hours of operation;
  • Catalog Search using mobile-specific Smart Prefix Search (desktop search approach also possible);
  • ILS Integration for holds, renewals etc.;
  • BookLook (scan ISBN numbers to check availability in library);
  • Ask A Librarian, including deep linking with Ask-WA;
  • Reading Lists;
  • Events, Calendar (limited to 10 iCal feeds);
  • Social media (depending on which media a specific library uses);
  • Third party subscription database access (limited to 20 links);
  • Publisher Reviews—integration with library supplied book review providers;
  • Integration with digital download services such as Overdrive;
  • Virtual library card;
  • Library staff contact info as desired;
  • Support for QR codes;
  • Meeting room information (integration with existing services, when available);