The Santa Clarita Public Library now offers a free smartphone application for patrons to access library services anytime, anywhere via Android, BlackBerry and iPhone.
Android users can download the mobile library app at www.sclarita.boopsie.com, or by searching the words “Santa Clarita Public Library” in the Google Play application store. iPhone users can find and download the app by installing “Boopsie for Libraries” from the iTunes application store, and selecting “Santa Clarita Public Library.”
The mobile library application gives patrons real-time access to the Library’s book collections, allowing them to check book availability and place holds or renewals on their favorite titles. App users can easily locate over 1.1 million books, DVDs, audiobooks, and CDs by simply entering the first two letters of each word of the title into the search engine.
App users can also scan or enter the ISBN codes of any book into the BookLook® Mobile tool to see if they are available at the Valencia, Newhall or Canyon Country Libraries. Using the Integrated Social Networking Tool, app users can keep up-to-date on the latest news and events, as well as interact with library staff on Facebook or Twitter.
The app also serves as a direct connection to reference librarians by email or phone call, and includes a Library Locator feature, which uses GPS technology to provide library addresses, hours of operation, and contact information.
To access library account information on the smart phone app, including placing holds or renewals on books, users must have a Santa Clarita Public Library membership card. Membership cards are available at any of the City’s three libraries located in Canyon Country, Newhall and Valencia. Community members will need to show either a valid California Driver License with a current address or two forms of identification, one showing their identity and the other indicating a mailing address in California.
For more information about the mobile library app or to obtain a library card, contact the City’s library hotline at (661) 259-8942 or visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.