SMCL Mobile


Image of SMCL mobile app on an iPhone.Want the library at your fingertips? Try our new mobile app!

The San Mateo County Library has launched a mobile app that lets you do many things from your mobile device, anytime, anywhere.

App Features

  • Find Items - Search the library catalog and place holds.
  • Scan an ISBN - When you're out and about scan an ISBN barcode to check if the library has the item. Reserve the it immediately or add yourself to the waiting list.
  • Check Your Account - Renew, check due dates, view your fines, and view your holds.
  • Locate a Library - Find the library closest to you and determine its hours of operation.
  • Stay Connected - Read the library's latest blog, Twitter posts, and Facebook page to learn about special events, new services, recommended books and other library items, interesting articles and web sites, local history, eBooks, and more.
  • See What's New - Access lists of new items added to our collection.
  • Download eBooks and eAudiobooks - One-click access to our eBooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive. (Please note: OverDrive Media Console for your mobile device must be installed. The OverDrive Media Console must be authorized with an Adobe ID.)
  • Look For Events - Determine what events and programs are being offered at your library.

Will it work on my Mobile phone?

The app works on all major smart phones, including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian and J2ME. It also works on other mobile devices like iPod Touch, iPad, Android tablets and the Kindle Fire but *not* the Nook at this time.

How do I get the app?

  • Most Devices - Visit on your mobile device.
  • iPhones - Visit the iTunes App Store. Search for SMCL Mobile.
  • Android Phones - Visit the Android Market or Amazon App store. Search for SMCL Mobile.
  • Windows Mobile - Visit
  • Kindle Fire:
    • Allow installation of apps on your Kindle Fire.
      • From your device, tap Settings, then More.
      • Tap Device and then Allow installation of Application.
      • QR code to download the SMCL app.
        Toggle switch to ON and tap OK.
    • Open your web browser.
    • Download the SMCL Mobile App by going to
    • Tap the number in the upper left of the Kindle. downloadfile-1.apk will begin downloading.
    • Tap the file downloadfile-1.apk.
    • Tap on Install in the grey area.
    • Tap Done when Install is Complete.
    • From homepage carousel, tap SMCL to launch the app.

The app is free from any source!

You can also try a simulation of the SMCL Mobile App!

For more information please see our Mobile App FAQ page.


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