The Cornwall Public Library has a new mobile app

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The Cornwall Public Library app is online.

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The app is part of a rebranding process defined by the library’s strategic plan (2021-25) and adds to the institution’s inventory of accessible, user-focused tools.

Pierre Dufour, the library’s communications and programs coordinator, said the app is available as a free download for iOS and Android smartphone operating systems from their app stores under the name Bibliothèque publique de Cornwall, and that it is essentially a mirror of the library’s online catalog. and a website with additional features.

Users can manage everything from reserving an item, accessing online media and resources, and signing up for a library program.

The library’s website (www.library.cornwall.on.ca) in its introduction to the app states that this means being able to “get your library right in your hands”, being able to monitor your account of library, see what programs we have on , check out our social media feeds, view articles using your device, and more.

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“You can search the entire library catalog using the app, and you can also scan and search book barcodes with your device’s camera,” Dufour said.

Electronic documents such as books and videos can also be loaned or viewed from the app and opened in their respective apps.

The app’s self-service feature allows patrons to scan and check out an item in the library without the help of staff.

In fall 2020, the library launched a completely redesigned website with additional features. It received a facelift in 2021 as the library rolled out its new brand and logo.

Users can log into the app the same way they do from a computer’s web browser, using their library card number along with a PIN.

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