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For Immediate Release
January 06, 2014

Marin County Free Library Launches Mobile App

Now you have one-click access to information from any smartphone

San Rafael, CA – Want to renew a library book or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Library hours or locations? There’s an app for that. Download an eBook? Find information fast? There’s an app for that, too.

The Marin County Free Library recently launched a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips. From any smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet, you can instantly tap into library resources anytime, anywhere. You can search the library catalog, check your account, ask a question, find events and more.

“People are doing much more with their smartphones these days, and we want the library to be easily accessible whenever and wherever people need access to our staff and rich resources,” said Scott Bauer, Deputy Director of County Library Services. “Our mobile app puts library information just one tap away with much easier access than going through a browser. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this new way to use the library by downloading our app today.”

Searching the catalog with the mobile app is especially easy.  You can type your entire search, or the app will help you with a shortcut. Just type the first few letters of two or three words and search results will begin to appear. Once you find the title you’re looking for, you can place it on hold right from your phone.

The library’s new app offers additional features, including BookLook Mobile, which lets you scan an ISBN barcode anywhere to see if the library owns a title. “This is an amazing feature,” said Damon Hill, Public Services Manager. “If you’re at a bookstore, you can just scan the ISBN, see if we own it and — if we do — place a hold on it right from your phone.”

To download the app, go to using your smartphone or tablet’s browser.


Damon Hill
Library Services Manager
Marin County Free Library

3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-3777
Email: Damon Hill
Library website