Mobile Tools

Research Databases

Try these links instead of the ones on our normal Resource Guides.

AccessMyLibrary from Gale
When you are within 10 miles of an FCPL library, this app for Android and Apple devices will let you use some of our online research databases without logging in, including:

Biography in Context
Business and Company Resource Center
Testing and Education Reference Center
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Literature Resource Center

EBSCOhost mobile
This mobile page gives you checkboxes to choose to search one or more of the online collections we get through EBSCO. Individual database links are listed below.

History Reference Center

Masterfile Premier

Science Reference Center

Other Apps

Download these to your mobile device for improved access to our resources.

Frederick Maryland Walking Tour
The multimedia tour app for smartphones and tablets, free to all Frederick County Public Libraries cardholders and all Frederick County Public School students.

Freegal Music
Access to thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog. Download up to 3 songs a week for free with your library card. Songs are in DRM-free MP3 format.
iOS app
Android app
Please note: In the iOS version, songs are saved in the app, not your iTunes Library. To add a song you download with the app to your iTunes Library, you must download it on a computer within 2 weeks of the original download. Learn more in the Freegal FAQs.

hoopla Digital Movies
hoopla offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, and eBooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. Instantly stream or temporarily download to computers and mobile devices via the free to download Hoopla app.  The borrowing period for a movie or television episode is 3 days, a music album is 7 days, and an audiobook or eBook is 21 days.   Up to 8 titles every month for free with your Frederick County Public Libraries’ Card!   Have questions? Check out the hoopla help/FAQ.

iOs app
Android app
Kindle Fire

Mango languages
Downloadable app for iOS and Android devices.

OneClickdigital - downloadable audiobooks for adults, young adults, and children
iOS app

OverDrive media console
Provides access our eBook collection in the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium. For more about our eBooks collections, click here.

3M Cloud Library eBooks  
3M Cloud Library titles include popular fiction and non-fiction for adults, teens, and children.  These titles can be borrowed with a valid FCPL Library Card.  The PC and Mac app asks for username and password (rather than library card number).  Just type your library card number under “username.”  No password or pin is needed. More information and support about eBooks from 3M Cloud Library.
To read books download one of the Reader Apps.

Download full digital issues of your favorite magazines. Read them on your computer or mobile device using the Zinio App and your Zinio Account. You will be asked to create two logins, one for the library and one for Zinio - do this before you download the app. Check out the User’s Guide for more information.
Kindle Fire/HD
Win 8
Nook HD/HD+