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We have a library app developed and maintained by Boopsie. We chose Boopsie based on the functionality of the app and its user-friendly interface. It allows our patrons to do many of the tasks available on our website, such as searching the catalog, renewing books, placing holds on books, reviewing accounts, and viewing the calendar of events. It also allows direct downloads of eBooks and Audiobooks.
Our consortium uses Library Anywhere, but we only promote our Boopsie app, which we have loved for an easier way to access the library’s resources on a mobile device. We especially love the seamless integration they offer to several of our web services, including Overdrive, 3M, OneClickDigital, and some of our databases. They really do a great job of redesigning the library website to match the behavior of patrons using a mobile device.
“We are excited to be one of the first libraries to offer OverDrive integration through our Boopsie app. Simpler, more convenient access to our ePub materials will undoubtedly result in increased circulation. Our digital collection acquisitions are customer-driven, and we anticipate significant growth to meet increased demand.” – Jim Haprian, Information Technology Director
Wow, our customers are LOVING the app! I’ve heard so many positive comments, and the usage stats (which I obsessively check every day) are looking good. I demonstrated it for my board last week and they were very enthusiastic – one of them even downloaded it to her iPad while I was talking.
Library Launches New App for Mobile Devices [pdf of article]
“CoverCake is a huge hit among our staff and patrons! The integration makes it so easy to find the books our patrons hear about on TV and the radio.” – Sue Ridnour, Director of Library Services
“It is our pleasure to be part of the Boopsie family. Our patrons appreciate the ease of access and we of course appreciate being able to meet our client needs.” – Cindy Cleary, Director of Library, Arts & Culture
“eBooks on mobile devices is the future. By providing our patrons with one-click access to our digital collection we expect usage to grow significantly. In fact, we expanded our inventory by 800% to meet the growing demand for eBooks on devices.” – Henry Bankhead, Library Manager for Adult Services
June 11, 2012 — 5 out of 5 stars — MTPL Rocks! I love this. My library in my pocket. Five stars!
5 out of 5 stars — Awesome! The best library app around! Now I can check find everything I’m looking for in one place – ebooks, eaudiobooks, info on events and news, my account info, renewing online and more. Top notch.
Our app usage has greatly increased over the last year. Last September there were 5,520 unique users accessing our app and this August we’ve increased that number to 8,721 app users. We love Boopsie! – Steve Heser, Library Systems Administrator
“We hold a deep commitment to being responsive to the communities we serve. Our ‘We Speak Your Language’ approach provides information and resources to community members in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Chinese. Boopsie has been a fantastic partner for us to enable this service.” – Jeremy Graybill, Marketing and Communications Director
“We serve a very wired (and wireless), tech-savvy community that expects these types of services. Our app meets our patrons at the speed of their lives, meets a demonstrated need observed in market research and enables access from anywhere. As price points on mobile devices and data plans drop, Boopsie is providing access for those who might not have a home computer or internet service.” – Jeremy Graybill, Marketing and Communications Director
September 2, 2013 — 4 out of 5 stars — Fantastic app! I love this app, and use it nearly daily. The only thing missing is a “return to list” or back button that doesn’t have to go through all the screens to get back once I have put one book on hold. Even a “start search over” would be a welcome add once a book is placed on hold. Thanks library dev team for an otherwise very well done up.
February 12, 2013 — 4 out of 5 stars — Great app for Multnomah County Library. So far, everything in this app works well. I am looking forward to seeing this app continue to get better.
February 21, 2012 — 5 out of 5 stars — Love it The app is easier to check my account, put items on hold, and browse the database than the web version! Brava!
September 7, 2011 — 4 out of 5 stars — Loving it, thanks! No problems on droid x. Holds placed efficiently, info readily available and speedy. UI is fine. Can’t please everybody no matter how it looks.
January 4, 2012 — 5 out of 5 stars — Awesome! Gotta love this app. I hope other Libraries follow suit and begin adding eBooks and Phone apps.
August 27, 2011 — 5 out of 5 stars — 1 more plus for MCL I have used libraries since I was 5. I have never used one as fine as MCL. And now the speed and convenience of this app too. I love it.
September 13, 2013 — (FB User) We’re for anything that makes reading more accessible to families in our community. Great stuff, Library!
November 11, 2011 — (FB User) Love this app. So easy to reserve books!
The Oregonian Article: “Finally, bookworms living in Portland or nearby might want to download the free Multnomah County Library app, which works on nearly all smartphones. The essential app for library patrons allows users to browse the catalog, check up on the books they’ve placed on hold, and make sure they’re not sitting on overdue books. Want to wander through the rows of books? The app will locate the nearest library, and provide directions. A list of library events can help you plan your next trip. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Ask a librarian through the app.”
“We evaluated which capabilities were crucial to have in our mobile app, and access to course reserves was at the top. Boopsie worked with us to build a course reserves channel. With this channel students can locate any book on reserve and see if it has been checked out or if it is available. And once a student has checked out a course reserve book, they can renew the loan using Mendik Mobile. Boopsie was very responsive to our needs and delivered what we needed to serve our students. Course reserves is a very heavily used channel in Mendik Mobile.” – Grace Lee
“Boopsie was very responsive to our needs and delivered what we needed to serve our students.” – Grace Lee
March 11, 2012 — 5 out of 5 stars — LIBRARY!! I waited for this app for six months, I heard rumors but the truth is so much sweeter. Cheers.
February 23, 2012 — 5 out of 5 stars — Fantastic Even better than using the website! This is a great app because it puts the library at your fingertips and is well organized.
January 25, 2012 — 5 out of 5 stars — Awesome Cincy Library app! This app lets you do everything, checkout e-books, e-audio books, check out books at the library with your phone, lets you access your account and so much more.
August 12, 2013 — 5 out of 5 stars — AS EASY AS ORDERING PIZZA. BUT WITH BOOKS. Order books for pickup, streamlined and so easy!
January 13, 2014 — 5 out of 5 stars — Great app Great app.
January 31, 2014 — We love our Boopsie App – great way to order library books on the run!
April 2, 2013 — 5 out of 5 stars — ORL Mobile Does everything I want, no problems.
November 25th, 2013 — 5 out of 5 stars — Great app! Super useful and fast. Would really like something added to the holds info because it’s hard to tell if an item is ready for pick up it says “active” and “in transit”. Ideally, it would read at the bottom, “Item ready for pick up.” Still, great app.
“We often have patrons ask us about books they heard about on TV or the radio. Boopsie’s CoverCake service allows them to easily remember those titles. It also enables our staff to quickly look up anything mentioned, so we can better serve our community.” – Maribeth Fisher, Librarian
October 25, 2013 — 4 out of 5 stars — Love it I love putting books on hold while perusing the bookstore shelves.
August 13, 2013 — 5 out of 5 stars — Great Beyond convenient. Just wish I could pay my fines through the app.
June 14, 2010 — Love the iPhone App! I check it once or twice a day. No more missing holds or overdue books. Thanks SPL for being current on technology.
May 19, 2010 — Finally SPL has an iPhone app! Thank you!
January 26, 2012 — 5 out of 5 stars — Love love love this app. Now whenever some book or cd pops in my head I don’t have to run to a computer before I forget in order to submit a request!
“Our patrons look to us to keep up with the latest technology. CoverCake provides constantly updated lists of books that have been mentioned on TV, and Boopsie integrates this with our catalog so our patrons can not only keep track of what’s popular, but easily check these items out.” – Sarah Slack, Electronic Resources Coordinator
“Boopsie’s statistics have been immensely helpful to our efforts to optimize our delivery of library services to our community. We are excited about the additional visibility that Boopsie Analytics will provide us into the services are patrons are using so we can make the best decisions to serve our community.” – Chris Pryor of St. Louis County Library
February 4, 2012 — 5 out of 5 stars — Amazing! Blew our mind with awesome-ness! Best app. I’ve ever seen from a public institution! Well done SLCL.
January 18, 2012 — 4 out of 5 stars — I just downloaded this app and so far it is amazing. I can request, look up and much more. Great app…its a must have.
January 28, 2012 –5 out of 5 stars — Great job so far wish my banks app was even close to being this streamlined and easy to use 😀
October 24, 2013 — Just installed to my phone and love it. Thank you! So much easier than having to search using FB or web. Great idea!
January 8, 2012 — It’s awesome, I use it all the time!
March 25, 2013 — I do all of my library renewals, requests and e media , right from the phone and iPad , it’s great!
March 25, 2013 — LOVE this app!
March 25, 2013 — Super convenient when you’re stuck at home from the snow storm!
March 25, 2013 — A favorite of mine. I not only use it to renew, but check to see what I have out and when it is due.
“We’re in the business of serving as a hub for the community: reading, lifelong learning and access to information for all. It’s through Boopsie that we are able to provide our community a seamless connection to the library on the go. It has all the functionality people are most likely to want, such as library location finder, events calendars and the catalog. We’ve found lots of people download our ebooks and audiobooks on their phones as well. They can find us wherever they are. We love the fact that we are on a device that’s never far from a person.” – Charlotte Frazier, Director of Support Services
“It is exciting to get the word out that our public libraries are innovative and offer great digital services by encouraging Washington citizens to download the Library Now mobile app. Our communities need to know about mobile access to free library resources, and Boopsie has helped us manage the complex world of mobile app marketing, SEO and demographic targeting.” – Will Stuivenga, Cooperative Projects Manager for the Washington State Library
Awesome app! This app is great! I used it on my iPhone and I found it to be extremely easy to download an audiobook, easier then the regular website. I renewed my books and that was a breeze as well. Only trouble with renewing is you have to do it one by one so if you have a lot it’s better to go to the website.
August 2, 2013 — 5 out of 5 stars — Great app! Easy to use. Can search catalog for books, music, ebooks, etc. Can renew and look up account. Also has hours and locations with help center for questions.
5 out of 5 stars — Finally!! Fantastic app! I’ve been waiting for a Worthington libraries app and it’s finally here! I’ve already used it to renew a book & find an ebook for my reader to put on hold. Works beautifully, very intuitive.
5 out of 5 stars — Great app! It’s very easy to use and more convenient than logging in on a desktop!