Princeton Public Library Introduces Mobile Application

Patrons of the Princeton Public Library can manage their accounts from anywhere by downloading the new PrairieCat application. The application is available for both iOS and Android phones and offers a number of features for mobile devices.

Patrons can search the catalog, place holds, renew books, view reading history, and access e-books. All of the library’s remote-use digital sources, including Libby by Overdrive and eRead/Axis 360 are accessible through the app. Users can browse and download e-books from anywhere.

The new user-friendly app is available by downloading the PrairieCat App from the App Store and selecting Princeton Public Library. Click on “My Account” and then “Add a Library Card”. The final step is to add your library barcode (library card number) and the last four digits of the barcode for the Password. Once you are signed on, you can get started.

With the new user-friendly app, you can access your account from any and all of your mobile devices. You can also stay connected with direct links to the library’s web site, the event calendar, and Facebook and Twitter accounts. This new app gives users the ability to manage every aspect of their library experience.

 Library staff can scan the barcode from the app at checkout to save patrons the inconvenience of remembering to bring or having to dig for their library cards. Another exciting feature possible through the application is the ability for patrons to check out their own materials at the library. Application users will soon be able to scan the barcoded materials themselves without assistance from library staff. This feature will be released before the new year.

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