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Morgantown Public Library launches app to improve user experience

MORGANTOWN — The Morgantown Public Library System is launching its own app. Available for Apple and Android devices, this new app makes it easier to renew, hold and find books right from your phone.

App features

  • Switch between accounts to keep track of multiple family members
  • View current checkouts and renew items
  • Receive push notifications about your account
  • Browse the catalog in an easier mobile viewing mode
  • Place items on hold
  • View the library calendar
  • Access digital resources, such as hoopla, Libby by Overdrive, and HeritageQuest
  • Get directions and view the library’s hours

This app is a response to patrons increasingly using their mobile devices to access the library’s website and digital library.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the user experience. After all, we want to make it as easy as possible for patrons to borrow our materials,” Corina Chang, marketing manager, said.

By offering a mobile-ready solution for on-the-go patrons, library staff hope to better serve their community by making it easier to put a hold on a book, participate in a library event, or access an online resource, such as an ebook or audiobook.

You can download the app through the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store by searching “Morgantown Public Library.”
To incentivize more app downloads, over the next six weeks, the library is offering “resting book face” stickers and enamel pins for every downloaded app (while supplies last). More information about the offer:

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The Morgantown Public Library System serves more than 100,000 residents living in Monongalia County. The library, its four branches and local history center, work to provide free and open access to information, resources, and experiences through its four core values: service, learning, stories, and inclusion.


  • Morgantown Public Library Main Branch. 373 Spruce St., Morgantown
  • Arnettsville Public Library, 4120 Fairmont Road, Morgantown
  • Cheat Area Public Library. 121 Crosby Road, Morgantown
  • Clay-Battelle Public Library, 6059 Mason-Dixon Highway, Blacksville
  • Clinton District Public Library, 2005 Grafton Road, Morgantown
  • The Aull Center for Local History, 351 Spruce Street, Morgantown

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