Mobile App

The Concord Public Library app is not available. 

We have learned that we will be without a Concord Public Library app until the early months of the new year. We understand and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. 

A message from the company that provides our app is found at the bottom of this page. 

We recommend that people delete the current Concord Public Library app from their devices as the information it shares is no longer accurate. Please note that it is the Concord Public Library app that is affected and not the apps for services such as Libby (Overdrive), Hoopla, or other Digital Library Services. 

What is happening with the app?

The app's ability to connect to our main catalog servers is broken. This means that some features may still appear to work, when in fact they are showing old, outdated information. For example you may see books that you have returned showing up as checked out, or holds showing as 'ready for pickup' when you've checked them out already. 

Can I still use the library app on my mobile device?

No. We recommend that you delete the app. The app will not search the catalog for books, or show you your checkouts and holds. It may show you hours and locations but since the app cannot connect to our servers, those hours may be wrong. 

Is there another app I can use instead? What are my options? 

Not at this time but you CAN still search the library and access your account on your device. The way to do this is to put a shortcut to the mobile version of the Library catalog website on to your device. We have included steps for how to do this on your device on a webpage called - instructions for devices.

How to set up quick access to the Library catalogue on your mobile device:

Catalog_QR_WolframAlpha_SmallScan this QR code to open the library catalog on your mobile device, OR click on this link 

Use the instructions and screenshots in this guide to add the site as a saved app on your homescreen (there are separate instructions for Apple (iPhone/iPad) and Android (Pixel/Samsung/etc)

Login, browse, and enjoy. 

For those of you missing the feature to store and scan your library barcode, here are a couple of apps that can do that for you - CardStar and Key Ring

SirsiDynix is the owner of your library’s mobile application. However, another vendor controls the access of the app. Unfortunately, they have unexpectedly disabled the app, rendering it inoperable. 

As an immediate solution, we are working with your library to enable mobile searching of the catalog via the library’s website. This allows many of the core search features of the mobile app to be available on your mobile devices. You can use the URL below to access this capability: 

Concord Public Library catalog

We have also been aggressively developing an entirely new, next-generation mobile app for your library. While it is not yet available for general use, we anticipate it will be ready in the next few months. This app will deliver the functionality you enjoyed in the original app, along with many new features. 

We regret any inconvenience this has caused you. Please know that your library had absolutely no way of anticipating this situation, and we hope you’ll be understanding as we work through this difficult, interim period. 

Bill Davison Chief Executive Officer SirsiDynix