You can use the Library on your smartphone or web-enabled device by choosing from a variety of tools and mobile applications:Mobile Catalog
Point your mobile device to the library's catalog at http://vbplcat.vbgov.com
. You'll be automatically redirected to our mobile catalog which is powered by LibraryAnywhere. If you have an Apple or Android device, you can also download the LibraryAnywhere app in the Apple Store or Android Market for a more customized experience.Text it!
No more hunting for pen and paper! Text information from the library's online catalog to your phone. Look for and select the "Text it" link that is located on the Item Information tab found on the Details page of each item. The link opens a new window where you can add your mobile phone number and provider. The call number, title, and location/agency of the book or other item will automatically be included in the text message. You can also enter a small note if you'd like. Try it and then share it with your friends.Overdrive - E-books & Audiobooks
Check out and download e-books and audiobooks to your mobile device. The Overdrive Media Console is available for free in both the Apple Store and the Android Market. You can also visit the Overdrive site to download the required software
for other devices including Blackberry and Windows Mobile and 7. There's even an APP for the Nook Color. Visit the Barnes & Noble APP store to download it. Access MyLibrary App
Research hundreds of topics by searching within trusted resources such as Consumer Reports, News Week or the New Yorker. It's possible with Access MyLibrary App from Gale. Download this app to your Apple or Android device. It uses GPS to find a public library within a 10-miles radius of you so that you can access the library's resources.EBSCO Mobile
Looking for quality magazine and newspaper articles? Search ESBSCOhost Mobile
anytime and anywhere. In the Apple Store, there's also a free app available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Mango Languages
Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy, and incredibly effective. The fun and engaging interactive lessons incorporate the four conversational components critical to effective communication: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Available for Apple and Android devices.
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TagWhat Great Stories at Places
An augmented reality
app, you can use this app to discover unique stories about the places you visit --- including Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Virginia Beach Public Library is a collaborative partner with TagWhat
. Try it! It's a free app available in the both Android Market and the Apple Store.