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Want to renew a book or place one on hold? We have an app for that. Library hours or locations? We have an app for that. Download an eBook or eMagazine? Find information fast? Library Now does all that and more.

Library Now is a mobile app to put your local public library at your fingertips. From any mobile phone 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. 

Library Now QR CodeTo access the library’s mobile app, point your device to, scan the QR Code shown on the right with your smart phone, or search for Library Now in your mobile device’s app store and download the app today. It’s free! 

We know that many people in Whatcom County live on their mobile phones these days, so it’s important for the library to be easily accessible whenever and wherever people need access to our staff and rich resources. Our mobile app puts library information just one click away with much faster 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. 

Library Now Mobile AppSearching the catalog of library materials with the mobile app is especially easy.  Just type the first few letters of two or three words and search results will begin to appear.  For example, if you’re looking up Mark Twain in the catalog, just type “ma twa.” Once you find the title you’re looking for, you can place it on hold right from your phone. 

The app offers additional features, such as BookLook™ which lets you scan an ISBN barcode to see if the library owns the title. This is an amazing feature!  If you see a book that you’re interested in, you can just scan the ISBN, see if the library owns it and—if we do—place a hold on it right from your phone. 

The development of the Library Now app was coordinated by the Washington State Library, and uses funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, as well as grants from the federal Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. 

We hope you’ll spread the word about Library Now to everyone you know with a mobile device.  It's cool, it's easy, and it's free.  If you’re not using your library, you’re missing out!