Surrey's libraries have gone hi-tech

Old school: Now you can book books with your phone

Old school: Now you can book books with your phone

First published in News by

A free app that allows people to reserve library books immediately from their smartphone or tablet computer is available to download.

With a Surrey County Council library card, readers can scan a book’s barcode and instantly see if and where it is in stock.

Using the same app they can then reserve the book from their device.

Helyn Clack, Surrey Council’s cabinet member for community services, said: “There is a generation of young people growing up for whom it is second nature to make apps work for their lifestyle.

“In Surrey, we’re embracing technology to cater for these changing demands, showing our commitment to our libraries.”

People using the app can also download more than 70 magazines free of charge, including The Economist, TV Times and Cosmopolitan, as well as any of Surrey’s 2,300 e-books.

The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree