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NYPL Mobile Apps for iPhone, Android and Mobile Web
The New York Public Library now offers apps for your smartphones and other devices. They're fun and they're free!
Your smartphone is about to get a lot smarter! With NYPL's new catalog, powered by BiblioCommons, you can now manage your Library account "on the go" with your iPhone or Android device.
Enjoy new features, including...
- Fully faceted catalog searching
- Maps, Directions, and Library Hours
- Locate the nearest copy of the items you're searching for
- Manage your account: place holds, renew materials, review checked-out and overdue items, and more!
Important: In order to use the My Account functions (to place holds and manage your borrowing) in these apps, you must first register your account with the new NYPL catalog. Go to the BiblioCommons login page to easily register your account. You only need to register once.
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Download Biblion: The Boundless Library and go on an exclusive journey deep into the Library's legendary stacks. This app—which Apple named a "Best Education App" of 2011 and Wired magazine named one of its "Outstanding Apps for Readers"—is designed to open up hidden parts of the collections and the myriad storylines they hold and preserve… through a uniquely immersive experience. In this free iPad app you will hold documents, images, films, audio, and essays—delivered directly from the collections into your own hands.
Embark on an adventure at The New York Public Library.
Biblion: Frankenstein and the Afterlife of Shelley's Circle, the second edition of NYPL’s groundbreaking iPad app, once again takes users deep into our famed collections to explore the sometimes hidden connections between the time of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of the visionary 1818 novel Frankenstein, and our own—showing how the classics live on. A 2012 Parents’ Choice Award Winner, Biblion: Frankenstein uses new social media features to spark digitally enhanced conversation and social reading through its “Ask Biblion” feature. It also gives readers a direct view into original primary source documents that have inspired essays and other content within the app.