A Guide to the MPPL App
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How to Search the Catalog
The search bar can be found at the top of the home screen. Simply tap in the bar and type in your search.
For a more advanced search, tap the magnifying glass icon next to the search bar, and it will bring you to a screen with options to choose a branch-specific search, limit your search to a specific format (books, movies, etc.), and select a field to search (by title, author, etc.). These options will also appear in the search results.
Additionally, you can select “Scan barcode” to search for an item without any typing. When the camera opens, make sure the item’s barcode is within the viewfinder; it will scan the ISBN number, and let you know if we have that item at the Library. You can also find this feature on the last page of the home screen by swiping right until it appears.
To view an item’s summary, call number, and other information, just tap the item in the search results.
How to Place a Hold
Search for your item and select it in the search results. The “Place Hold” button will be at the top.
When you tap it, it will bring you to another screen showing the pickup location. Select “Place Hold” again.
How to Manage Your Account
To access your account, tap “My Account” on the home screen, or tap the menu in the top right corner.
Here you can view and access checkouts, holds, fines, linked accounts, preferences, and languages.
To view and manage holds:
Go to “My Account,” select “Holds,” and select the item you wish to view. The item will toggle open and show you your pickup location, what position you are in the hold queue, and the hold expiration date. Here you can choose to view the item, change the pickup location, select “Suspend Hold,” or select “Cancel Hold.”
To manage bulk hold actions, you can choose the blue “Select” button, choose an action (Suspend Hold, Resume Hold, Cancel Hold, or Change Pickup Location), choose the item(s), and tap the action button to complete. If you wish to perform a bulk action on all held items, simply select “All Holds,” and choose an action.
To renew an item:
Go to “My Account,” select “Checkouts,” and select the item you wish to view. Select “Renew.”
To renew items in bulk, go to “My Account,” select “Checkouts,” tap the blue “Select” button, tap the item(s) you wish to renew, and choose “Renew Selected.” If you wish to renew all your items, simply select “Renew All.”
How to Pay Fines/Fees
To pay fines in your account, go to “My Account” and select “Fines.” You can choose “Pay All”*, or you can select which fines you’d like to pay, and choose “Pay Selected.”
Fill out the form, which includes your email (for a receipt), name, card information, and billing address. Card information will not be saved. When the form is filled out, hit “Submit.” If you chose to enter your email, you should receive an email of your payment receipt.
*Please note, you only pay fines for your primary account; paying fines linked accounts is not available at this time. An error message will appear if you try to pay fines for linked accounts.
How to Use Your Digital Barcode
To access your digital barcode, tap “My Barcode” at the bottom of the home screen, and your digital card will appear. Scan as you would your regular Library card.
How to Manage Your Linked Accounts
To access linked accounts, go to “My Account,” select “Linked Accounts,”
and select the account you wish to view. Here you can use and control any accounts you’ve linked the same way as your own account. This is particularly handy if you’d like keep your whole family on one account!
To add an account, go to “Linked Accounts” and select the “Add” button in the top right corner. Enter the borrower number and PIN, and select “Link.”
How to Access eResources
eBooks and Audiobooks
This feature allows you to access and download materials from our eMedia resources, OverDrive, Hoopla, and more from the app. You can read eBooks, listen to audiobooks, watch movies, and more.
To access these, swipe right once on the home screen; select “eBooks & audiobooks.” Choose which resources you’d like to access, and if necessary, sign in.
To find web resources in the app, swipe right once on the home screen; select “Web Resources.”
This will take you to the Web Resources login on our website. Enter your barcode and PIN, and select “Submit.”
How to View and Sign Up for Events
To view events, select “Events” on the home screen, and choose a location, or “All Locations.” A list of events you can scroll through will appear.
To view more or sign up, select an event. For events that require registration, select “Registration is open” (or if available, “Join the waiting list”), enter the requested information, and tap “Submit.”
How to View Library Information, Social Media, and Book Lists
Library information includes locations/addresses, hours, contact information, and directions/maps.
To view this information, select “Locations” on the the home screen, then select the branch you’d like to view information for.
You can access the Library’s social media through our app. This includes Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads.
To view these, swipe right once on the home screen; select “Social.” Tap to choose which media you’d like to view.
The New and Notable Books lists include NY Times Bestseller lists in adult fiction and nonfiction, young adult fiction, middle grade fiction, and children’s picture books.
To access, select the “more” button underneath the rotating book list at the top of the home screen. Swipe to view more books on each list, and tap a book to view it in the catalog.