ORL jumps into new tech

The Okanagan Regional Library is taking another technological leap forward.

The Okanagan Regional Library has updated their technology.

ORL customers with web-enabled smartphones or tablets will now be able to manage their library accounts anytime, anywhere using ORL’s new mobile app.

The app, called “ORL Mobile,” also includes branch information, catalogue searching, links to social media and more.

“We’re very excited to enter the mobile world,” said Chantelle McGee, the head of ORL’s new Virtual Branch.

“ORL Mobile has some very innovative features that will make using the library even more convenient and enjoyable for our tech-inclined members.”

For example, the app includes a feature called “BookLook” which on most devices can scan the ISBN code of any book and link to the ORL catalogue to show available copies. Then it is easy to place a hold request. Customers can also browse available eBook and eAudiobook  titles in either of the ORL’s two digital book collections through the app and download them to their device.

To access this free app, visit orl.boopsie.com on your mobile device, or go to www.orl.bc.ca and scan the QR code.

You can also find the app at the iTunes app store or Google Play store by searching “Okanagan Regional Library”.