On the go but want to know? The Library is only a tap away! Use your mobile device to find library directions and events, find and reserve books, read magazine articles, or read eBooks and eAudioBooks. We’re here for you, no matter where you are, no matter what device you use. It doesn’t get any better than that!
- Downloadable Library App
- Free Online Tutoring
- Mobile-Friendly Websites
- Follow Us!
- Downloadable eBooks & eAudioBooks
- Downloadable Free and Legal MP3s
- Magazines and Journals
- Other Apps
Our app rocks! No seriously, it does. Download our app, which works on all platforms, for quick access to the catalog, your account, directions and hours, ask-a-librarian services, events, online magazines, our Facebook & Twitter pages, and lists of the newest books, movies, and music.
To download the app, go to http://sjpl.boopsie.com using your mobile device’s internet browser. iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android users can also download directly in the Apple App Store or Android Market. Search for "SJPL" or "San José Public Library."
Our online tutoring service from Tutor.com is now available through an app! Get free homework help from certified tutors anywhere! To download the app, go to http://www.tutor.com/togo (at this time, the app is available for Apple devices only - iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) Use of the app first requires the creation of a free account on the Tutor.com website.
- Search our mobile catalog directly at http://m.catalog.sjlibrary.org (for Smartphones), http://catalog.sjlibrary.org/airpac/ (for older devices)
- If we don’t have what you need, you can also try searching the mobile version of WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/m/ WorldCat searches thousands of libraries worldwide. Items can usually be borrowed using SJPL’s InterLibrary Loan service.
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We have thousands of eBooks and eAudioBooks that will work on your mobile devices. Our Downloads page will help you find which titles and collections will work on your particular device.
For OverDrive, download the free OverDrive app and download titles directly on your device.
For these two eBook apps below, please use your browser to first set up accounts with each service, and then download and use the app.
- Blio - download Axis360 eBooks with this app
- OneClickDigital - download eAudiobooks from Recorded Books with this app
We also offer downloadable, free and legal MP3s for thousands of popular artists which can be used on your mobile device. You do need to download them to a desktop or laptop computer first. Get more info by logging in now, or get the free app from your app source.
Our primary online magazine and journal resource, EBSCO, offers a mobile interface through EBSCO Mobile. You can find articles from general interest magazines like Newsweek and Consumer Reports, homework resources for all ages, or articles in specific disciplines like history, business, technology, literature, health, and a lot more. Look for your favorite magazine or journal and see if you can cancel that subscription and save some money by using it through the library instead! For help with EBSCO Mobile, see the EBSCO Mobile FAQs or ask us.
You can also download apps for many of our other databases, including:
- ReferenceUSA Business Directory - detailed business listings
- NoveList Mobile - get reading recommendations based on what you've read and liked
- World Book - encyclopedia for kids
- Shmoop - SAT and other test prep resources for high school students
- Mango Languages - learn basic conversation skills in another language quickly