Library Apps

We offer a complete mobile solution for all devices. Whether you use Blackberry, Android, Apple, a tablet or a cellphone, you can use OPL apps or our mobile friendly website. Our responsive website works across all devices and operating systems. It will automatically resize depending on your screen size.  

OPL Apps

All catalogue features are available via OPL's free apps:

  • Search for items and use geo-locator to find the closest location
  • Manage your account, renew items, place holds and view what you have checked out
  • Browse recent arrivals and read what others are saying

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Other Library Apps

OverDrive Media Console for Mobile Devices

  • Read Adobe® EPUB eBooks
  • Find libraries using the new 'Get Books' feature
  • Listen to MP3 Audiobooks
  • Versions available: Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile



This digital media service provides customers access to motion picture films, television shows and complete music albums. There are more than 230,000 titles in this collection, which includes current and past hits, as well as classics. There is a variety of genres to choose from, with something for all ages. Help Guide



Hundreds of the most recent magazines available to read on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Help Guide


Naxos music library Library Edition

Naxos Music Library has an app that allows you to stream music to your iPhone, iPad and Android devices. You just need to create an account with Naxos.

  1. Access Naxos through our website.
  2. Next, click on ‘Playlists’, then ‘Sign up’, and enter the required information.
  3. Once you’ve completed this, it will send a message to the email address you registered with. Open your email and click on the embedded link to confirm the account
  4. Open the app on your device. It will ask you to enter a username and a password. Insert your email address as the username and the custom password from the account you just set to access the app

Please note that the app is not required to play music. You can also play Naxos music through your mobile web browser.


Freegal Music

Access hundreds of thousands of songs from the Sony Music catalogue. Cardholders can stream up to 3 hours a day and download up to 5 songs per week. To download or stream songs begin by logging in using your Library card number. Help Guide


Mango Mobile Languages - Library Edition

Access the language learning tool. Create an account through Mango on our website and you'll be able to log in to the app with your email and password. Free app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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