New library app for bookworms

Milngavie Library (CE Centre) EDC launch of library app. L/R Tricia Carr - Milngavie Library Team Leader, Fiona Warner - EDLC, Cllr Alan Moir.
Milngavie Library (CE Centre) EDC launch of library app. L/R Tricia Carr - Milngavie Library Team Leader, Fiona Warner - EDLC, Cllr Alan Moir.

Library users in Milngavie and Bearsden can now access library services from their tablet or smart phone following the launch of a new app.

By simply downloading the new free council app to a mobile device, users can browse thousands of books without leaving the house.

The easy-to-use app allows people to: renew books request new books, search the entire collection, get eBooks and access a huge photo library, among other things.

The app is the latest development by the East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust to make accessing services as easy as possible for residents. Funding for the development came from the Scottish Library and Information Council.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of the development and regeneration Committee for East Dunbartonshire Council, who established the Trust, said: “It is a brilliant idea and the easiest way to access library services on a tablet or smartphone. Many people, myself included, rely so heavily on these gadgets for so many parts of our lives and now this app will help avid readers feed their appetite. I’d encourage people to give it a go and for anyone who is not sure of the technology there is help available.”

The free app is available from the Apple App Store or you can get it on Google play. There is a QR code on the cover of the current What’s On brochure with a direct download link.

Trust Chair Scott Hill said: “It is important that libraries continue to evolve and keep up with trends and technology if we are to keep people interested in using our services. One really useful feature of this new app is the ability to scan the barcode on the back of any book, anywhere and instantly find out if it as available to borrow from your local library.”

If you are unsure how to download the app or how to use it to its full potential, support is available in all libraries or you can email your question to libraries@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or call 0141 777 3143.