Morgantown (West Virginia) Public Library now lets users access features through new app | News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The Morgantown Public Library System has launched its new app. Available for both Apple and Android devices, this new app makes it easier to renew, hold and find your next favorite book — right from your phone, officials said.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the user experience,” Corina Chang, marketing manager, said in a release. “After all, we want to make it as easy as possible for patrons to borrow our materials.”

The app features the ability for users to switch between accounts to keep track of multiple family members, view current checkouts and renew items, receive push notifications about your account, browse the catalog in a mobile viewing mode, place items on hold, view the library calendar, access digital resources — such as hoopla, Libby by Overdrive, and HeritageQuest — and get directions and view the library’s hours.

This app is a response to patrons increasingly using their mobile devices to access the library’s website and digital library. 

“By offering a mobile-ready solution for on-the-go patrons, library staff hope to better serve their community by making it easier to put a hold on a book, participate in a library event, or access an online resource, such as an ebook or audiobook,” per a library release.

To incentivize more app downloads, over the next six weeks, the library is offering “resting book face” stickers and enamel pins for every downloaded app (while supplies last). More information about the offer can be found at mympls.org/app/bookface.