Allegheny County Libraries Launch Mobile App
New mobile library app provides quick access to core services
A new mobile app is helping Allegheny County Library patrons access their library account, search the catalog for materials and place holds on the go. Available through Google Play and the Apple App Store by searching for “Allegheny County Libraries” or the name of one of the 46 independent county libraries, users are able to create a digital library card that can be used to self-checkout materials at participating locations. The app is a collaboration of all Allegheny County libraries, with representatives from across the county steering its development.
Once the app is downloaded, patrons can select their home library to see what resources are offered, as well as discover links to events, popular reading, and media resources, including eBooks and RAD Pass, an online ticket lending system that gives Allegheny County library users ages 18 and up access to free or discounted tickets at regional arts and cultural attractions. Parents will also have the option of linking their child’s library card to their own through the Allegheny County Library mobile app.
“Convenience and functionality are key,” said Toby Greenwalt, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s director of digital strategy. “The County’s new app is designed to enable patrons one-stop access to library services while on the go, at work, or from the comfort of their own home.”