END OF SUPPORT NOTICE: I will stop supporting Library Books after 1 Feb 2014. Library Books is now a free download.

• Return your library books on time. Never pay a fine again.
• Track the books you have on loan.
• With a quick glance see when you need to return or renew.


• Track multiple library cards.
• Notifications when books are overdue.


• NOT all public libraries are supported.
• Check this page to see if your library is supported:

What’s New

Version 1.39

This is the last of version of Library Books that will work under iOS 3 or iOS4 and on iPod Touch 1st and 2nd Gen, iPhone, and iPhone 3G.


• Multnomah County Library, OR, USA
• Durham County Library, NC, USA
• Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, FL, USA


• Darebin Libraries, VIC, Australia
• Iowa City Public Library, IA, USA
• Illinois Heartland Library System, IL, USA
• Henderson Libraries, NV, USA
• Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, NV, USA
• Mohawk Valley Library System, NY, USA
• Multnomah County Library, OR, USA
• Free Library of Philadelphia, PA, USA
• QUT Library, QLD, Australia

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jeanne-Erin ,

Greatest, most useful app ever

Seriously, nothing makes me sadder than the fact that this app doesn't get more love. If you use a library you need this app. It is simply designed, preventing it from being annoying to look at, and keeps track of your loaned books and holds. It is perfect for making sure you don't miss a hold before it is respelled (or worse! given to the next person in the queue!) or pay money in fines. More apps are needed like this: one job, no cutesy images or noises, and reliability. Though it hasn't been updated for a long time, it has never stopped working for me (though for some reason it isn't included when I back up my phone).

Mokidad ,

There is none better. Indispensable app!

There may be fancier looking apps out there (Bookmyne is heavily promoted by my library) but if you have more than one card, do not look any further. The developer stopped supporting this app over a year ago, but it is still the best app on the market. It shows you every book you have checked out on every card in one list. It shows every item on hold from every card in another list. It logs you in to each account with one touch so you can check balances and place holds. I have been using this app and it's mac counterpart for years. It's simply the best.

JingleBabyStar ,

I love this app, but.......

This app is wonderful and I use it a lot when I'm in a "I need to read something all the time" mode. But there is a bug or a needed fix I'd like to suggest. When I don't have any books checked out or have anything on hold there is no way, that I can see, to access the library catalog through this app if I want to browse and find a book. In other words, I have to physically go to the library and check out a book or 2 or 20 to show I have something in my account and then I'm able to then access the library catalog and request books. So am I not doing something right or others finding the app to be lacking in this. I'd like to see this get fixed or updated and then it's a clear 5 stars. But right now, it's annoying.


Harold Chu
1.6 MB

Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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