CLEARFIELD – In a world of tablets and smartphones, the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library has jumped on-board with a library app.
The “Central PA Libraries eCard” app is available from the Google Play Store and the Apple iTunes Store.
This free app does not require an account and is full of information that is accessible every time you use your device.
Once the app is installed on your device, the first thing you will want to do is input your card number and give the card a name.
You can even save more than one card in the app. All you have to do is just click the “+ Card” button and enter the information.
Swiping the screen from the left will allow you to see a list of libraries. Just tap the one you are looking for to be taken to that library’s screen.
From there you can search the catalog for that particular library and view your library cards, which can be opened with just a tap.
There is also an option to call the library. Pressing “Call Library” will bring up the library’s phone number and one more tap will initiate the call.
You will notice a button called “Helpful Links” in the app. Opening “Helpful Links” will bring up a menu that lets you select if you wish to visit the library’s Web site, see what programs are being offered and connect to the library’s electronic resources, such as e-books and databases.
The electronic resources do require a library card number, which is readily available to you once you have it saved in the library app.
“The app is very easy to use, but if you have any trouble, just let us know and we will do our best to help you,” says Director Jayme Stonbraker.
You can contact Shaw Library at 814-765-3271 or visit its Web site at www.shawlibrary.org for more info.