Mobile Apps for Library Services
Many of the Markham Public Library’s resources and services are available through mobile apps.
You will need an MPL card and your PIN to access most of these resources.
Brainfuse offers students learning support from kindergarten up to grade 12. There is also support for university courses, adult learners, and resume writing support for all ages. Students can chat live with online tutors and create study aids customized to their learning needs.
The MPL Mobile app makes it easy to find and discover titles, check availability of titles, place holds and manage your account. You can even scan the ISBN barcode on a book in a store to see if MPL owns the title. You can also display your library card barcode in the app to check out items.
Libby is the new app from OverDrive for reading eBooks and listening to audiobooks. Libby is simple to use and it makes borrowing OverDrive titles easier.
Download Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks directly to your mobile devices. You need a free Adobe ID to authorize your mobile device. The OverDrive app is the "classic" app and is compatible with more devices including Kindle Fire and Windows mobile devices. If you use accessibility features or like to read your books on a computer (vs mobile device) we recommend the classic Overdrive app. Otherwise we suggest the Libby app to access the OverDrive collection.
hoopla is a digital media service offering movies, music, comics, eBooks, eAudiobooks and TV shows to stream in your web browser or enjoy offline on your mobile device. The content is always available without waitlists.
Learn a language with Mango Language Learning app. Includes 18 ESL courses and over 60 foreign language courses. You need to create a free account at the Mango Languages page on the MPL website.
This app gives you instant access to EBSCO eBooks, wherever you are. It offers hundreds of thousands of exciting titles from world leaders in publishing. EBSCO’s extensive collection of content offers something for every reader, including best-selling fiction and non-fiction, essential business and academic texts, award-winning children’s and young adult books, and more.
Gale Access My Library
Search dozens of general and specialty databases. You need to turn on GPS service on your mobile device to get free access.
Download the free RBdigital app to browse or download interactive digital magazines on your mobile device.
Unlimited access to over 5000 newspaper and magazine titles, from more than 100 countries, in over 60 languages. Publications are offered in full-colour, full-page format, just like reading the print version.
Current issues of popular magazines including Maclean's, Chatelaine, Time, People and more.
Animated, talking versions of your favourite picture books. In addition to books, this interactive site includes games, puzzles and more.
World Book eBooks
Over 2500 highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.