New mobile phone app makes it easier to use library services


Library App mobile phone

Fraser Coast Libraries has launched a new app which will make it easier for people with smart mobile phones to use the service.

Fraser Coast Regional Councillor David Lewis said the launch of the app was an excellent step forward for library users and provided many benefits.

“Members won’t have to carry their library cards because their barcode will be recorded on the app,” he said.

“Library users will also be able to link family members and friends, with their permission of course, on the app to make it easier to loan items on their behalf – which will be a big help to parents borrowing for children.”

Cr Lewis said people with the latest mobile phones would also be able to use their devices to borrow books and other materials, simply by holding the items close to their phone.

“It takes safe, contactless service to a whole new level as we all navigate through these continuing COVID-19 precautions,” he said.

Fraser Coast regional librarian Tara Webb said another fantastic advantage of the app was that if people were in a shop and saw a book they wanted to read, they could scan the barcode to see if the libraries stocked it and reserve a copy on the spot.

“We’re really excited to be introducing this wonderful app to benefit members,” she said.

“It will also make searching for items and using the library website on a mobile phone much easier because everything has been optimised for a mobile phone’s screen size.

“I’d encourage everyone to download the new Fraser Coast Libraries app and see for themselves all of the helpful features that have been included.”

To download the app on Apple mobiles, go to and for android mobiles, go to