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Mobile Apps

Mobile applications (apps) provide easy access to some library resources and services.  With them you can

  • Search the library's catalog
  • Manage your library account
  • Download ebooks, audio books, music and magazines
  • Research a broad variety of topics
  • Search directories

The following mobile apps provide access to some of the resources to which PGCMLS subscribes.  To configure the apps, please have your library card and password ready.  A few apps may require the creation of a login online before using the app.

OWL iLibrary logo featuring an owl on a branchOWL iLibrary

OWL iLibrary is a fast and easy way to search the library's catalog and manage your library account.  You can renew items, check due dates, monitor hold requests, view outstanding fees and search for books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books.  Apple AppAndroid App

Mobile Apps for Downloading, Streaming & Viewing


AxisReader logo - white lower case A on a green background.AxisReader

Read ePub and PDF formatted eBooks. You can browse the PGCMLS's Axis 360 Digital Media Library from within the app. During the initial setup, you may need to enter an Adobe ID.  If you do not have an Adobe ID, you can register for one at Adobe.comApple App | Android App

Blio app logo, white lowercase b with an orange, green and blue background.Blio

Read full color Blio formatted eBooks. During the initial setup, you may need to enter a Blio account login. If you do not have a Blio account, you can register for one at When checking out Blio formatted eBooks on the Axis 360 Digital Media Library website, use the same Blio account. To download borrowed eBooks, press on "Get Books" within the Blio app.  Apple App | Android App


Freading logo featuring a red f on a gray backgroundFreading

Read ePub and PDF formatted eBooks. During the initial setup, you may need to enter an Adobe ID.  If you do not have an Adobe ID, you can register for one at Apple App | Android App

Freegal logo with freegal music written on a gray background Freegal Music

Download and listen to songs from Freegal Music, which contains millions of songs to choose from. Download up to 5 songs a week and 3 hours of streaming music per day with your Prince George's County Memorial Library System library card. In the iOS version, songs are saved in the Freegal app, not your iTunes Library.  To add songs to your iTunes Library, use your computer to download songs, then transfer them to your mobile device. Apple App | Android App

Hoopla digital done right logo, black text on a blue backgroundHoopla Digital

Instantly watch or listen to movies, television shows, music albums or audiobooks. Thousands are available for browsing and searching. Borrow up to 12 titles per month for free with your Prince George's County Memorial Library System library card. Apple App | Android App

One Click Digital logo with an o an d on a red sphereOneClickdigital

Access thousands of audiobooks published by Recorded Books.  Create a free personal account, download the app, and begin listening to audio books on your Apple or Android device. Apple App | Android App | Amazon App | Nook App

Overdrive logo featuring a white o on a blue backgroundOverDrive Media Console

Download eBooks and audiobooks from Overdrive directly to your mobile device! Borrow digital titles, place a hold on titles currently out, and share ratings and reviews of titles. During the initial setup, you may need to create an Overdrive account, separate from your library account.  Apple App | Android App | Amazon App | Blackberry AppNook AppWindows App


Zinio Logo Zinio for Libraries

Page through popular magazines on your iPad or Android device.  Create a free RBdigital Gateway account and checkout the library's magazine subscriptions.  Use the Zinio for Libraries app to download magazine issues onto your device. Already have a regular Zinio app? Make sure you use the same email on your Zinio and RBdigital Gateway accounts and you can download library magazines and keep them with your purchased subscriptions.  Apple App | Apple App for iPadAndroid App | Windows App

Mobile Apps for eLearning & Research


Brain fuse logo featuring the outline of a person's profileBrainfuse

Submit questions to tutors, take class notes, track your homework assignments, and study with flashcards using the Brainfuse app. Your username and password are your library card number and library account password.  Apple App

Transparent language logoTransparent Language

Learn over 30 languages using this mobile app. To use the Transparent Language app, you will need an authorization key. Access the Transparent Language research database via the library's website. Create a user id, if you do not already have one. Click on "Go Mobile" at the top of the page. Click on "Get mobile User Name" and enter your unique mobile username and password into the app. Apple App | Android App

Ebsco host logo which is Ebsco host written on a blue circle with a green borderEBSCOhost

Retrieve articles from magazines, reference books, and scholarly journals in Ebsco research databases. To use the EBSCOhost app, you will need an authorization key.  Access an EBSCOhost research database via the library's website. At the bottom of the page, click on "EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications." Enter your email and the key to the app will be emailed to you. Apple App | Android App

Reference USA logo featuring a green r on a gray backgroundReferenceUSA

Discover addresses and phone numbers for businesses and consumers (people). Apple App

Treehouse app logo


Learn to program, build your own website, develop your own app, or start your own business. The Treehouse app for iPad gives you access to training videos, projects, quizzes and activities. Signup as a Treehouse user on the library's website and login to the free app. Apple App | Android App