Monday, December 06, 2010

Free Library Apps for your Mobile Device

Search for any of the following apps at the app store, or visit the links below to find out more information.

  • MyBookDroid by Zezi - helps you keep track of the books you have read, would like to read, and suggests similar books based on your reading habits. You can easily manage your library and add books with the barcode scanner feature. This app also incorporates reviews from

  • YAGRAC by One Sad Jam - a Goodreads client for Android devices. You can explore and find interesting books and also find out what the people on your Goodreads friends list are reading while you are away from your computer. This app also has a feature to let you know what events are related near you.


  • RedLaser - Scan just about any book, and RedLaser is able to locate a copy of it in a nearby library. RedLaser will also help you find books from thousands of online retailers if you'd like to buy a copy at the lowest price. RedLaser also does a lot more, like warning you of food allergens, compare housewares and shop for electronics.

  • Dewey D - An app that keeps track of the books you'd like to read. Search by author, keep trackof authors you hear about, browse selections on the NY Times bestsellers list. Nice interface with lots of additional features.

  • Lend Me by Autus Mobile - Helps you keep track who is borrowing your stuff. It integrates with your calendar to put reminders of when they should be returning your stuff. Hopefully this app will help you get all of your favorite books back from your friends.

  • Worldcat Mobile - Worldcat, the world's largest library catalog, comes to your phone. Search for library materials and find a participating WorldCat library near you. Allows you to call a library by highlighting the number in the library listing and also map a route.

  • Overdrive Media Console - MP3 audio book app for use with MyMediaMall titles. Allows you to navigate chapters, create bookmarks and resume from the last point played. Audio books from teh library automatically expire so no late fees! (no support for WMA format)

  • Mougg - Store your music library on the Internet and access it with your mobile device or any Internet connected computer in the world. The free account allows 1 GB of space, more available for paid subscription. Requires Mougg account (free).

  • Kindle Mobile App by Amazon - gives users the ability to read Kindle books on any device. You’ll have access to over 750,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights. Also access thousands of free popular classics.

  • Amazon Mobile by Amazon - Search, compare prices, read reviews, and securely purchase from the Amazon marketplace. You can scan a barcode or even take a photo of an item and Amazon will search for it and try to find a similar product.

Know of any more library related apps? Share them in the comments!

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