Hurst Public Library (HPL) has a mobile app! With HPL Mobile, you can search the catalog for books, movies, music and more; find other titles by favorite authors; place holds or renew items; scan the barcodes of titles you find elsewhere to see if it’s available at HPL; utilize our Mobile Printing service; store your library card numbers in barcode format; find upcoming events and programs; follow our social media posts and discussions; access HPL Online; check library hours, location and contact info... and more!
HPL Mobile is available for iPhone/iPad, Android tablets and phones, Amazon's Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 Metro. Just search the app stores for "Hurst Public Library"! Try it out from your PC or on your smartphone or tablet's Internet browser before you download!
Apps for HPL Mobile Users!
Some HPL Online services and resources can be accessed anywhere, anytime from your smartphone or tablet through apps designed to provide the same services on smaller mobile screens. The apps below are available through the iTunes Appstore for iPod/iPad/iPhone users or Google Play for Android users.
||HPL Mobile is the official mobile app for Hurst Public Library. See above for details. The HPL Mobile App is the perfect app for library users on the go, and for those moments when you discover something you want to read and would like to reserve a copy of it for pick up the next time you're here. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore, among others.|
|Access My Library offers mobile access to the Hurst Library's collection of online resources by Cengage Learning, including the Chilton Online Library, the National Geographic Virtual Library, and the Gale/Cengage Virtual Reference Library. Access My Library is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|CloudLibrary allows you to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages collected by Hurst Public Library as well as other participating libraries in North Texas. This app includes a fully functional reader allowing you to read your ebook directly in the app, as well as bookmark and save the position of your book across devices. It also includes an Audiobook player, allowing you to download, play and listen to books offline. CloudLibrary is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.
|Hoopla Digital lets you borrow from a vast collection of movies, music, audiobooks, and television shows from your local library and play them on your mobile device. All you need is a library card from your local library. Titles stream instantly, and are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. Hoopla Digital is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|Libby, by OverDrive is the new mobile for OverDrive - an online lending platform that provides access to a large selection of downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks. The mobile app makes this service available on-the-go and serves as an interactive media player for a large portion of the titles in the Library's Overdrive Online Collection. Libby is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.
|Lynda.com makes it easy to learn skills on-demand, and you have access to this extensive video training library with your Husrt Library Card! Get the training you need to succeed in your current job or start a new career by watching expert taught courses. Take photography lessons, learn graphic design, get business training, take web and interactive design courses, take 3D animation classes, watch audio tutorials, and much more... Lynda.com is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.
|PrinterOn is a mobile app that works with Hurst Library's Mobile Printing Service, which allows you to use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing using one of the following methods, then come to the library within 24 hours to release and pick up your documents. PrinterOn is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.
|RBdigital offers mobile access to downloadable audiobooks and magazines from Recorded Books. Formerly two separate apps - OneClickdigital (audiobooks) and Zinio (magazines) - the new app offers a streamlined interface and consolidated access to the Hurst Library's eAudiobook and Zinio for Libraries digital content collections. The app is available for download in the Google Play Store, the iTunes Appstore, and on Amazon for Fire tablets.|
|ResumeMaker On-the-Go is a mobile companion of ResumeMaker Online - a resume creation and management program available to Hurst Library cardholders. With this app you can have an electronic copy of all of your resumes with you at all times! ResumeMaker On-the-Go is available at the Google Play Store.|
|Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada. It includes the ability to view large sign videos, build your own word lists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases and more.|
|Transparent Language mobile app is for use with Transparent Language Online (TLO) and requires activation from within your TLO account before it can be used. The app is designed to advance your new language proficiency by expanding your vocabulary reservoir with a flashcard interface and a fun, addicting, and lightning-fast 3-step process. The Transparent Language app is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|Tumblebooks offers access Hurst Library's TumbleBookLibrary subscription from your Android or iOS device. This online collection includes fully interactive books for beginning readers, teens and everyone in between - with narration and prompts or not - across a spectrum of interests. The Tumblebooks app is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|Tutor.com To Go is the mobile companion for Tutor.com, and the only education app that connects you to an expert tutor for real-time help... the same 3-10pm CST daily availability of live, on-on-one tutors from Tutor.com applies to the app, as well as 24/7 access to the SkillsCenter Resource Library. Tutor.com To Go is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
Other Useful Mobile Apps!
The apps listed above are directly related to services you have access to as a Hurst Library cardholder. Below are apps available to everyone that we also find particularly useful, both as librarians to our mobile user community, and as mobile users ourselves.
||Aesop For Children is an interactive book app created and maintained by the US Library of Congress. It offers access to over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore, among others.|
|BARD Mobile app provides access to talking books from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site. BARD contains nearly 65,000 talking books, magazines, and braille music scores, with new selections added daily. With BARD Mobile, you can play talking books and magazines on your Android device. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|Bookmyne makes it quick and easy to access the Hurst Library on the go. Designed by the same company that hosts our catalog, this app allows you to search the library’s catalog, download items, manage your account, and find suggested reading on your mobile device. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.
|CDC Mobile provides ready access to the most up to date health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Enjoy a variety of content such as videos, podcasts, and featured stories, including: CDC Images of the Week, the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, Emerging and Infectious Disease journal, and the latest on Preventing Chronic Diseases. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|Dwellr is an app created by the US Census Bureau that provides resources to help you discover the top 25 US cities and towns that best fit your lifestyle based on your preferences. Other features include quick statistics for your current location using your device's GPS, information from the American Community Survey on more than 40 topics from education to commuting, and the ability to share your findings. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.
|EasyBib: Citation Generator allows you to automatically create citations checked by librarians and teachers for your bibliography in seconds. Instantly create citations by scanning book barcodes with your phone's camera, use the search tool to create citations for books and websites, switch between MLA, APA, Chicago and over 7000 citation styles with one click, and export to email so you can send your citations to your inbox quickly. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.
|First Aid is the official American Red Cross First Aid app that puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid. Ahora disponible en español. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.
|IRS2Go is the official app of the Internal Revenue Service, allowing you to check your refund status, make a payment, find free tax preparation assistance, sign up for helpful tax tips, and follow the IRS on Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|Kahn Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. With the mobile app, you have over 10,000 videos and explanations at your fingertips in math, science, economics, history, and much, much more. Bookmark your favorite content, or download it for easy access while offline. The app even syncs with your kahnacademy.org account, so your progress is always up-to-date. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|Kindle lets you read and/or listen to the millions of electronic books available for free or purchase from Amazon.com. Already familiar to owners of Amazon's own product line of Kindle Readers and Tablets, the app makes it available on any Android or iOS device. For Hurst Library users, the Kindle app also makes it possible to read books from the library's OverDrive collection in Kindle format, which increases the selection of available ebook titles substantially! The Kindle app is available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore, and baked-in on your Amazon Kindle Reader or tablet.|
|NASA mobile app allows users to discover the latest news, tweets, and other featured content from NASA, including: over 16,000 images (and growing), live NASA TV, over 14,000 videos, the latest NASA mission information, live streams from and sighting notifications for the International Space Station, Third Rock Radio, interactive maps, models, and more! Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|Science360 is a mobile app created by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It provides easy access to compelling science and engineering images and video from around the globe, and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by the NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, as well as NSF science and engineering centers. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|TED is the mobile app that allows you to: browse the entire TED Talks video library, with subtitles in over 100 languages; listen to episodes of the acclaimed TED Radio Hour podcast, a co-production of NPR and TED; bookmark talks, build a playlist, or download video or audio of talks for offline playback; play on your mobile device or send to your TV via Chromecast. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|USPS Mobile is the official app of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The app provides on-the-go access to popular USPS.com tools, such as shipping price calculation, find a Post Office, look up a ZIP Code, schedule a next-day pickup, hold mail request, package tracking, digital incoming mail preview, and more. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
|Weather Underground: Forecasts provides mobile access to the world's most accurate hyper-local weather forecasts in addition to interactive radar, satellite maps and severe weather alerts. Powered by a unique community of weather enthusiasts reporting live data from weather stations in their own backyards, this app displays forecast data targeted to your precise location. Available at the Google Play Store and iTunes Appstore.|
For assistance using these or other online resources and services @ HPL Online, contact the Library during our regular hours of operation.