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interactive maps, library finders, library job searches, membership apps, collections. there are many web based and mobile apps available with relation to libraries and library data.

have you made a library app? would you like it to be featured here? it would be great if you could provide more info about it, even write an article explaining how it works, and especially good if you could share the code, perhaps using GitHub. contact @librarieshacked on twitter or email: info at

web apps

web apps. typically those that have come out of open library data or library hack events.


from the OCLC, find items in libraries near you. the web front end for the worldcat holdings.


JSTOR data for research

JSTOR provide a web tool to search and interact with their content. journal articles, 19th century british pamphlets. also provide downloadable datasets and visualisation tools.


gutenberg books

discovery tool connecting project gutenberg authors to DBpedia metadata. started at NYPL open book hack day.


find a library

mobile friendly web app for finding local libraries.


europeana 1914-1918

histories of the first world war. site exploring collections and resources from libraries, with browsing and search options, and encouraging submissions of stories from individuals.


bookmark your library

a UK site that lists libraries, provides catalogue searching, library information, and tools for viewing data compiled by your local library authority.


mobile apps. library account

apps from library suppliers (and others) to interact with your library account.

solus your library phone

solus app to replace library card with mobile phone to check out, perform RFID, and communicate with LMS, OPAC and other database systems.


solus your library app

apps created by solus used by a number of UK authorities to provide library services on mobiles/tablets.



overdrive media console (available for most mobile platforms). allows users to download and read ebooks, listen to audiobooks and watch videos - where their library uses overdrive.


library reminder

independent app that integrates with a large number of library accounts web portals to provide a reminder app on your mobile device.


iguana library

search, make reservations, reserve items, and renew items. for libraries using the iguana web catalogue.


huddersfield university library

an app created by a computer games programming student as part of third year dissertation project. source code is available on BitBucket.


civica spydus

access to the library catalogue and user account. including self checkout.


civica sorcer

app for providing catalogue search, reservations/loans/fines for library accounts across multiple authorities. for libraries using civica spydus.



search your catalogue, place holds, view their accounts, view digital bookshelves, and download electronic resources. for libraries running sirsi dynix symphony > 3.3, or horizon > 7.5.


axiell my library

allows users to set their local library authority and search catalogue, view reservations/loans/fines for their library account. for libraries using axiell's library management system


mobile apps. collections

mobile apps that allow you to view and browse collection data.

british library 19th century books

british library ipad app for browsing classic novels, philosophy, history and science. in-app purchase of £49.99.