Traveling this summer? Take your library with you with these mobile library services and travel tips!
You might already know about Cloud Library - ebooks and audio ebooks, free with your library card - but have you thought about using Cloud Library while you’re traveling? Don’t worry about making room in your suitcase for books! You can have 10 Cloud Library books checked out at one time. And if your books come due while you’re away, you don’t have to worry about late fines - they return themselves! If renewals are available, you can do that, too, two days before the due date.
Tips for using Cloud Library while traveling: If you’re traveling to another time zone, this can sometimes affect your checkouts. Try checking out and downloading items before you leave. Or you can try adjusting time zone settings on your device if you have any trouble checking out new Cloud Library books while you’re away.
If flipping through magazines is more your style while you’re traveling, we’ve got you covered! Flipster is our digital collection of full-page popular magazines, free with your library card. Back issues are also available. To read on the go, download the app for Android, iOS, or Kindle Fire.
Tips for using Flipster: Some magazines have a due date, which is determined by the publisher. If your magazine expires, simply check it out again.
Keep track of the physical materials you check out from the library, too, with the Chandler Library mobile app. Renew books, place holds, look up your library card number and more! Download the app for Android or Apple, or search for "Chandler Public Library" in your app store.
Tips for using the Chandler Library app: If you’re taking physical materials with you when you travel, keep in mind that you can’t renew items that have holds on them. If you were on a waiting list for that latest bestseller, you might not want to bring it with you when you’re traveling unless you’ll be home before the due date!
Looking for more travel information? Check out this blog post to learn more about Global Road Warrior!