Best Library Apps for your New Device

Top Library Apps

Did you get a new device for Christmas or in the holiday sales? Make the most of it - and your library membership - with these library apps!

If your new device is a Kobo eReader, you might be more interested in our guide for using library eBooks with your Kobo.

1. Hamilton City Libraries app

iOS | Android
Do it all with the Hamilton City Libraries app! Access and manage your account, loans, and holds; search the catalogue; read eBooks and listen to eAudiobooks; and even bring up a virtual library card you can use with our self checkouts.

Screenshots of the Hamilton City Libraries app

2. BorrowBox

iOS | Android
BorrowBox is an easy-to-use app that allows you to browse, borrow, read, and listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks. The app has a range of accessibility features so that everyone can enjoy using it.

Screenshots of the BorrowBox app


3. Libby by Overdrive

iOS | Android
Over 3,000 magazines are available through the Libby app, with a rolling 3 years of back issues! Read magazines as they are in print form, or with text and images optimised for on-screen reading.

Screenshots of the Libby app


4. Beamafilm

iOS | Android
Beamafilm is a video streaming service showcasing hundreds of high-definition documentaries, independent features, educational, and foreign films. Binge-watchers, rejoice: unlimited access and with your library card, and new films released every other day.

Screenshots of the Beamafilm app


5. Lingogo

iOS | Android
Lingogo is a digital library app for fun, dual-language, indigenous stories. Lingogo makes it easy to for anyone to learn about, connect with, and enjoy indigenous cultures and languages. Access a range of stories to read or listen to in Te Reo Maaori and Pacific languages with English translations.

Screenshots of the Lingogo app

See Digital Library for more apps and online platforms you can use your library membership with.