The PGCMLS (Prince George's County Memorial Library System) app is your portal to the library's services from your mobile devices. Check your account, search the catalog, use your digital library card, renew items, check out ebooks from OverDrive and get the latest recommended reads suggestions.
Summary and detailed descriptions are at your fingertips, plus reviews and lists of similar items.
All our events are shown in the app and you can filter by location, age and event type.
Want to check whether we have a book you've just seen in a café? You can scan the book's barcode and we'll check whether any branches have it. And if not you can request we purchase it.
Our location finder shows you the nearest branch to where you are. You can see opening hours at a glance and get directions to any of our 19 library branches.
Access digital content - ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, magazines and more with quick links to apps from Overdrive, Freegal, Hoopla, Zinio, Freading, and OneClick digital. For OverDrive you can check out and read or listen all from within the app.
General bug fixes and performance enhancements
Ratings and Reviews
This is designed horribly. The layout doesn’t resemble the website at all and literally reserving an item or checking availability is a strenuous and convoluted process. It is also very difficult to see what is actually held and what is still on a waiting list. The cancel buttons on the waiting list are too large and can be accidentally pushed at anytime. I was scrolling through my list and must have accidentally canceled a request i had been waiting for. I had to request again pushing me further back in line. It doesn’t even ask for confirmation to see if the push was intentional. This needs a lot of improvement.
A downgrade in every way (0 stars)
Worst offense: You can't reserve items from the app even though the help screen says you can (and we could from previous app).
Next problem is that the user interface stinks and tons of poor programming. For example, sometimes to go back you hit "back" in the upper left. Other times you hit "close" in the upper right. And sometimes you don't go back to the screen you were just at. And most of the buttons on an item's page are inactive after going to see locations and then going back to the item page. And... I think you get the idea.
The app has been out for almost a half year and hasn't been updated even though there is obviously work to be done.
Worse than I originally thought
2nd take: There is no way to put a hold on a book. This is an essential feature and it was available in the previous 2 mobile apps.
1st take: When first released, it wouldn't allow a log-in. After calling support, they got it working within a couple days. Now my biggest gripe is that it won't display in landscape mode on my iPad. Also, nothing shows in my loan history, despite the fact that I've been borrowing books for years.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.