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Mobile Apps

A collection of links to information about mobile apps for library users and librarians.

What is an app?

App is short for Application.

In the realm of technology, this usually refers to a computer program that runs on a

     website (Google Apps)
     a small computing device (iPad or tablet app)
     or a cell phone (Android, Windows or iPhone App)


Your device runs on a particular "platform" or operating system. In order for you to use an app, it has to be downloadable to your device in the platform that your device uses.

     iOS = Apple platform ( iPod, iPad, iPhone)
     Android = Android platform
     Windows = Windows mobile platform
     Multiple platforms =                A variety of platforms



Using this Guide &
About this Guide

 Using this Guide

  • The apps are divided by subject headings into alphabetically-ordered boxes.
  • Favorite apps are listed with a  next to them.
  • Many of the apps are free, but not all.
    • Apps that are not free will show a  next to them.
    • Apps that are free, but can be upgraded for a fee will show a  next to them.
  • To get a short description of an app, hover your cursor over the link for it. Clicking on the link will open up a new window where you can read more about the app and how to download it.
Last updated on Feb 23, 2024 3:31 PM