The Libraries NI app makes it quick and easy to access libraries on the go! Search Libraries NI’s catalog, download items, manage your account, and find suggested reading instantly with your iOS device.

Top Features
• Search the Libraries NI catalog: Search for items by title, author, subject, or general keyword and place holds on interesting items.
• Manage your account: Keep track of your account with dynamic notifications and view your checked-out items, holds, fines, and account information.
• Search by barcode: Use your device’s camera to scan the barcode on a book, CD, DVD, or other item at a friend’s house or bookstore and search for available copies within Libraries NI.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Let us know what device and iOS version you’re using and the specific steps leading up to your issue, and we’ll work with you to resolve it.

What’s New

Version 2020.2

Various minor fixes and enhancements, including:

Sorting of search results
Brightness increases to max when you are viewing your barcode (to make it easier to scan with kiosks)
Easy copying of your barcode (tap on the barcode to copy the number to your clipboard)
Better barcode support (including Codabar)

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

lammarama500 ,

More books

I really love this app and it’s handy but only complaint is they should change the books regularly as I am getting sick on reading same books all the time 🙂✅

Polly1980 ,


Great to have an app for this with the ability to renew books via your phone. I have two children's cards linked to my name and it would be great to be able to see their loans on my account or log in as them to enable me to find all the family's books before a library visit. Hopefully this will come with updates!

DoseBoy ,

First impressions

Seems like it does what you'd expect, and much easier to use on a phone than the clunky website.
The ability to switch account would be nice. As a family my wife and I manage our daughter's account and at the minute it's a lot of hard work to log out and in again.

App Privacy

The developer, Northern Ireland Library Authority, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

You May Also Like