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Our Best. Nothing Less. Broward County Library intends to be the most rapid service provider, best innovator in service...

Broward County Library is proud to demonstrate a record of continuous improvement and advancement. Our commitment to service excellence says it all: “Our Best. Nothing Less.”
Examples of recent service improvements include:

 December 2013

Online Resources RedesignedOnline Resources Gets A Makeover
This new streamlined page is a new online resource hub that makes it easier than ever for customers to find the everyday and academic research tools they need. Simply choose from a handful of friendly categories and you are on your way to helpful information. Whether you need to look up a phone number, need help writing a resume, or want to read an archived magazine or newspaper article, it’s all here in one place. No matter what device you use: computer, tablet, or smart phone, the new Online Resources page will seamlessly connect you with the sources you seek. Also, be sure to check out the new “Favorites” list at the bottom of the page with shortcuts to Broward County Library’s most popular resources.

 November 2013

New Service Brings Free IndieFlix Streaming Videos to Library Customers
IndieFlixBroward County Library customers now have thousands of independent movies from around the world streamed are instantly over the Internet –
for free via IndieFlix. Access shorts, documentaries and feature films from worldwide film festivals. Watch on your Xbox, PC, Mac, Smartphone, Tablet and even Roku. Requires Internet Explorer 10 or above Chrome, Firefox or Safari internet browser for optimal results. IndieFlix uses the same log-in as Zinio Magazines, so if you already have an RBGateway account, you are ready to watch streaming videos.

 October 2013

Connections NewsletterConnections Newsletter is Now Fit and Trim
Connections, Broward County Library’s bi-monthly newsletter, has undergone a makeover! The print publication, which features BCL events, customer spotlights and more, was redesigned to trim two inches from the newsletter’s unfolded width. This slimmer publication can be printed much cheaper, allowing us to increase the number of copies available but maintain the same price. The new design is also more “pocket friendly” while providing plenty of room to highlight Broward County Library’s special events. The printing of Connections is funded by the Broward Public Library Foundation.

 September 2013

Lady using an IpadFree Downloadable Music Videos from Freegal
Broward County Library now has music videos you can download at no-cost from Freegal, which offers 12,000 music videos in MP4 format that you can download and keep forever. Freegal users get five free music downloads a week, and video download counts as two of the weekly allotments. New content will be added weekly. The videos are large files and it’s recommended that users be connected to a Wi-Fi or cable while downloading.

 August 2013

Laura ConnorsNew Associate Director for Public Services Named
Laura Connors has been named the associate director for public services for Broward County Libraries Division. She has worked for Broward County Libraries for over 22 years, most recently as the assistant regional library manager for Northwest Regional Library and Southwest Regional Library.
 
“We are very excited to welcome Laura Connors as our new associate director for public services,” says Broward County Libraries Division Director Skye Patrick. “Her broad range of experience with Broward County Libraries at all levels of management, commitment to innovation and excellent customer service make her the ideal person for this position.”

 July 2013

Three children enjoying lunch.Broward County Libraries Partners to Provide Children with Free Lunches During Summer
Eight Broward County Libraries Division locations, in conjunction with Sisters for Abundant Living, provide free lunch and afternoon snacks for children ages 18 and under during June, July and August. The meals, which are made possible by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Summer BreakSpot program, meet nutritional United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. All lunches and snacks will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 June 2013

Two girls sharing an E-ReaderLearn How to Download Music, Magazines and eBooks at Free Classes from Broward County Library
Learn about digital downloads and accessing great free eMaterials from a free class from your library. Beginning in June, participating Broward Library locations will host free workshops and classes in digitally downloading free hit music, bestselling eBooks, movies and magazines. Bring your own device or visit a technology “petting zoo” for hands-on experience on one of the library’s eReaders. Topics include downloading magazines with Zinio Digital Newstand, which offers hundreds of free titles for downloading; iPad for beginners; downloading free music (five songs weekly!); and introduction to eReaders. The classes are free and open to the public.

 May 2013

Voters sign in at a tableBroward County Library Honored by League of Women Voters
of Broward County
The League of Women Voters of Broward County presented Broward County Libraries Division with their League of Women Voters of Broward County Good Government Award for 2013. The Libraries Division was cited for its support of the 2012 election cycle by hosting 32 “Informed Voter” workshops across Broward County. Libraries distributed QR code cards that allowed patrons to verify their voter registration status by means of their smart phones and coordinated the distribution of 70,000 copies (50,000 in English and 20,000 in Spanish) of the nonpartisan 2012 Florida Elections and Voter Guide.

 April 2013

Skye Patrick, Director of Broward County Libraries Division 
Broward County's New Libraries Division Director
Skye Patrick is the Director of Broward County Libraries Division. She assumed her position on April 29, 2013, and brought with her a wealth of experience in library management. Most recently, Patrick served as Assistant Director at the Queens Public Library, where she managed 20 branch locations in that system. More...

Woman laying on wood floor with hands behind her head, eyes closed, smiling with dollar bills surrounding her; pink piggy bank.How Much Do You Save with Broward County Library?
Broward County Library customers can now find out how much money is saved by getting books, movies, music and more from your library instead of buying them. Beginning March 1, Broward County Library will provide customers with a “Return on Investment” (ROI) feature on their check-out receipt that displays the cost of the items being checked out. Now customers can see for themselves what a great value it is to borrow materials from the library instead of purchasing them.

 March 2013

Woman reading her mysterious eBook on her plush and comfty lime green couch.Macmillan Books Added to eBook Collection
Broward Library customers now have free access to more than 1,150 mystery and crime eBooks from Macmillan. Select eBooks such as thrillers, cozy mysteries, psychological suspense and hard-boiled crime including Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo, In the Bleak Midwinter by award-winning author Julia Spencer-Fleming and The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer. There are also titles from authors Chris Ewan, Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Charles Todd and more. Check them out today!

 February 2013

Zinio magazines on multi devices - mobile phone, tablet, laptop, and computerZinio
Broward County Libraries now offers more than 300 digital magazines for free via Zinio Digital Magazine Newsstand. This exciting new service allows readers to view popular magazines or download them to any computer or mobile device. Enjoy the latest issue of a favorite magazine and even subscribe to them to get magazines monthly. Magazines are not checked out and there are no subscription limits so there is never a need to place a hold or wait to read any magazines. Read the magazines you want, when you want. See the exact features, photos and even ads as well as online extras such as audio, video and live links.

From ESPN to Oprah, Zinio offers a wide range of magazine genres including entertainment, home and garden, sports, lifestyle, fashion and more. Save money by never having to purchase favorite magazines, and because they are digital, there are no worries about damaging the magazine in any way or concerns about storing your favorite back issues. To get started using Zinio, you’ll need a library card and an email account. After registering for Zinio, you can find all your favorite magazines – and try new ones you might not otherwise purchase.

Overdrive's “Next Generation” Digital Library PlatformOverDrive Upgrades to “Next Generation”
OverDrive has improved and upgraded its digital platform to offer library customers faster and easier one-step checkout for eBooks as well as adding other features that make the eBook experience even better. The new “Next Generation” Digital Library Platform features a responsive design which allows the mobile and desktop experience to be the same, as it is automatically optimized for any size screen regardless of a user’s device. Additionally, the upgrades OverDrive Read (browser-based eBooks) and search and navigation improvements and streaming audio and video technology.

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 January 2013

Visual Catalog search pageBroward County Library’s Visual Catalog Upgraded
Checked out the new enhanced Visual Catalog yet? Several new and enhanced features make placing holds, renewing, and searching for items easier than ever before! The Visual Catalog’s new look includes an eye-catching, updated main Search page that automatically scales to fit any size monitor or tablet as well as larger, higher-contrasted fonts for easy readability. More space is now allocated to the “Results” list, making it easier to view catalog selections. The “My Account” area is improved, with bright cover art displays for Loans, Holds and Lists that are now sortable. The Visual Catalog also features a new easy-to-follow “Days Left” message instead of just a due date when viewing the list of items currently checked out. Enhancements to the “Search” features include on-screen hints for borrowers, the ability to sort lists by title, author and publication date and other features such as saved “Lists” and “Saved Search” display improvements.

Weekly WoWWeekly WoW (Without Walls)
In 2014, Broward County Library will soon celebrate its 40th anniversary. As we lead up to this milestone, the library website will feature one free and fantastic library service each week that will WoW you. Spread the word about these and other valuable services your Broward County Library provides and help us celebrate the past while we look forward to the future. The Weekly WoW has already featured Broward County Library’s free eReaders for loan, the "LVP" (Library Volunteer Person) volunteer program and free Wi-Fi access at all library locations. Check out the library’s website for the newest service and get WoW-ed every week!

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 December 2012

Highlights of 2012

During the past six years, the Broward County Libraries Division has endured ongoing budget reductions and a significant loss of positions, but our adaptive, highly efficient library staff continues to deliver state-of-the art services to thousands of library users every day, earning a 92% customer satisfaction rating in its 2012 public service evaluation.

During the last fiscal year, our numbers have continued to rise:

  • Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library8.7 million users entered one of our libraries.
  • Over 500,000 attended a library program or used a meeting room.
  • 10.5 million library items were checked.
  • Over 87,000 new library cards were issued.
  • Tens of thousands of books and music titles were downloaded from the library’s web pages.
  • Over 75,000 volunteer hours were contributed.
  • The new 55,000 sq. ft. Young At Art/Broward County Little Green LibraryLibrary opened last May and “Cyber-Commons,” Main Library’s second computer lab, opened in October.
  • Two “micro-libraries” opened – the Little Green Library on Sistrunk Boulevard (NW 6th Street), named for its special collections related to sustainable and “green” living, opened in partnership with the Fort Lauderdale Housing Authority and the Foster Park Community Center Micro-Library opened in cooperation with the City of Hallandale Beach.

Other memorable highlights of the year include:

  • The BCL WoW (Broward County Library Without Walls) rebranding campaign bookmarks and postcardThe BCL WoW (Broward County Library Without Walls) rebranding campaign was launched. Our mobile app, extensive online reference and real-time one-on-one services for customer use and an expanded number of titles available for downloading was announced and enhanced throughout 2012.
  • QR Code technology was used, linking library services and materials to customers directly via smart phones.
  • eReaders are now available at many libraries throughout Broward County thanks to the Broward Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library.
  • Broward County Library Free Books QR Code advertisement on Fort Lauderdale International Airport electonic displayThe Foundation and the Friends support the programs and collections of the library, contributing a tremendous amount of time and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars for library collections, programs and equipment.
  • The library published three eBooks and the volunteer program was expanded and improved. 
  • The library also added online credit card payments for library fines.
  • Non-County publicly funded or private grants allowed the library to provide literacy improvement programs. The library continued its After-School @ Your Library program at 11 libraries, funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County. The State of Florida provided funds for eight adult and youth literacy and jobs programs and the City of Sunrise, the Ann Jacobs Trust and the Jim Moran Foundation provided three other programs.
  • The Libraries Division received five awards from the National Association of County Information Officers, the “Best Web Site Award” from the Florida Library Association and the “2012 Achievement Award” from the National Association of Counties for the library’s “BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls” program.

Library Director Bob Cannon will be retiring in January 2013. During his tenure, he saw both rapid growth in facilities, services and technological advancements, but at the same time, severe and continuing financial and personnel reductions. He says in summary, “These past years have truly been a challenging time for the staff, policy makers, administrators and the public alike. The Broward County Library continues to innovate, pursue and meet the information technology changes of the future, as well as meet library customer service needs well beyond expectations.”

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 November 2012

Top 100 Artifacts: The Special Collections of Broward County Library coverTop 100 Artifacts eBook Published
Broward County Libraries Division has published a new eBook, Top 100 Artifacts: The Special Collections of Broward County Library. The Special Collections staff of Broward County Library’s three unique collection areas – the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center and the Broward County Historical Commission created a list of BCL’s top 100 artifacts, and it includes some rare and wonderful items. See treasures from the famed shipwreck the Atocha, masks and instruments from Africa and even an 11,000 year-old wooly mammoth tooth. This free, downloadable eBook can be found in BCL's Digital Collections.
 
Downloadable formats: EPUB eBook (iPad, smart phone, NOOK, Sony Reader); Kindle Book
Internet Explorer Users: To download the EPUB format, right-mouse click on the link above, select "Save Target As...", type ".epub" at the end of the file name, then click "Save".

View EPUB eBooks on your computer with Adobe Digital Editions.

Cyber-Commons Open at Main Library
Cyber-Commons computersThe new Cyber-Commons, located on the first floor of the Main Library, recently opened due to the high demand for public-use computers. Spacious and convenient, Cyber-Commons provides library customers with 56 public computers and two scanners and printers, bringing the total number of public-use computers at Main to 120. The addition of the Cyber-Commons allows customers to increase the number of computer sessions to three per day, per customer instead of just two and significantly decreases the wait time for computers.

NooksNew OverDrive eBook App for NOOK Users
NOOK® Tablet users can now get great free reads from Broward County Library, any place and any time. Broward County Library customers can now access the OverDrive Media Console NOOK® App and download free eBooks directly to their NOOK® Tablet. Now available for NOOK HD, NOOK HD +, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™, the mobile app allows users to download free eBooks, including the hottest titles and today’s bestsellers, directly to their NOOK® Tablet.

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 October 2012

Guy making a payment using a credit card on a computer.Pay Your Fees and Fines with Credit Cards
Broward County Library customers now have the option of paying their fees and fines online with a credit card. Using the My Account feature on the home page, customers can log in and pay using a VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and even debit cards. Online payments are immediately posted to accounts and there are numerous security layers in place to ensure safe and accurate transactions. Credit cards can only be accepted online (not at library circulation desks) and there is a $2 convenience fee.

Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library
Photo by Robin Hill

Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library Wins Two Awards from U.S. Green Building Council
The Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library, an innovative and energy-efficient children's arts education complex and public library, was recognized with two prestigious awards at this year's U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida Chapter’s Gala Verde: The 2012 LEEDership and Green Awards program, held on September 15.

The building won both the “Outstanding LEED for New Construction - Public” and the “Outstanding LEED for New Construction - Overall” categories for 2012. The USGBC South Florida Chapter's GalaVerde celebration recognizes and honors outstanding projects, inspirational businesses, dedicated individuals and instrumental chapter members who are creating a more sustainable environment in our South Florida community.

The awards acknowledge Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library's dedication to providing a "green" building that utilizes a wide range of sustainable features which save energy while providing a welcoming place for children and families. The Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library is one of only three children’s museums in the United States and the first and only museum in Florida (children’s or otherwise) to obtain LEED Gold Certification. 

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 September 2012

New BCL WoW Library Cards
This month, Broward County Library unveiled the new “BCL WoW” design library card – just in time for National Library Card Sign-up Month!

The New BCL WoW Library CardsBright and colorful, the new design features the distinctive “BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls” sunburst design. Your library card is your all access pass to free music, movies, books, eBooks and BCL’s new free mobile app, also called “BCL WoW.” Apply for your new card online or in person at any Broward County Library location. As always, the card is free to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Broward County. Already have a Broward County Library card but fancy the new design? A replacement card for current library customers is just $1.50. You will be assigned a new card number with your new card. If you have lost your old card or it is showing signs of wear, now is the perfect time to get a shiny new replacement card.

Broward County Library’s New Customer-Friendly Welcome BrochureBroward County Library’s New Welcome Brochure
September marks the debut of BCL’s new customer-friendly welcome brochure, a full-color printed piece distributed to each new Broward County Library customer when they apply for a library card. The 12-page brochure includes general information on library policies including safety and check-out procedures, as well as fun ideas for getting the most out of your library card. Apply for the new BCL WoW library card and pick up your new “Welcome” brochure today! 

The History of Broward County eBook coverHistory of Broward County eBook Published
Broward County Library has published a second eBook, The History of Broward County, a historic account of the creation and growth of Broward County. Written as one of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Writers’ Project publications by Francis Miner, a Miami-based editor, the publication includes “An Automobile Tour of Broward County,” excerpted from the WPA book Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State. The manuscript is housed at the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book at Broward County Main Library along with many other WPA books and artifacts.

Internet Explorer Users: To download the EPUB format, right-mouse click on The History of Broward County link above, select "Save Target As...", type ".epub" at the end of the file name, then click "Save".

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 August 2012

Broward County Library Wins National Association of Counties (NACo) 2012 Achievement Award for BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls
National Association of Counties (NACo) (logo)BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls,
an innovative concept that provides customers with easy, fast and convenient access to the library’s electronic services and resources anytime and anywhere, won a 2012 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The non-competitive awards program recognizes innovative county government programs, with awards given in 21 different categories including children and youth, criminal justice, information technology, libraries, health and more.

BCL WoW brings the library’s electronic services together in one place at the Broward County Library web page, as well as providing a free mobile app that delivers Broward County Library services seamlessly to anyone with a smart phone. Broward County Library launched this project in October 2011 with a marketing campaign that led to a major increase in web traffic for the site. Over the next few months, the site saw an average 85% increase in traffic each month. The re-branding positively impacted the success of the December 2011 debut of the BCL WoW mobile app and continues to increase web traffic and statistics for Broward County Library.

Century Plaza Branch Library Named for Extraordinary Volunteer Leon Slatin
Leon Slatin holding award next to his wife and a "Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Branch Library" sign.By Resolution by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners on June 26, Leon Slatin, longtime volunteer and advocate for the Century Plaza Branch Library in Deerfield Beach, was honored by the Commissioners by including his name in the branch library name. This library will now be known as the Century Plaza Leon Slatin Branch Library. Mr. Slatin volunteered over 30,000 hours of service over many years, often working four or five days a week. He processed over 380,000 reserved books for public library customers, often calling them on the phone himself. He was also a strong advocate for the Century Plaza Branch, working towards expansion of the library in space, adding more public use computers, expanding services to youth and increasing popular titles. Mr. Slatin also served on the Library Advisory Board for almost seventeen years. The Broward County Library is fortunate to have caring citizens like Leon Slatin who volunteer their time and energy to make the library and its services the best possible. More...

Broward County Library Now Offers More eReaders to Loan at More Locations Countywide

eReaders displayed with a stack of books.eReader Check-Out Program Expands to 13 Libraries
Broward County Library has added five more libraries – African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Century Plaza Branch, Imperial Point Branch, Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center and Stirling Road Branch – to the list of locations where customers can borrow a free eReader. There are now a total of 168 eReaders available for check out at 13 different Broward County Library locations countywide. More...

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 July 2012

Freegal musicGet Music on the Go with New Freegal Mobile App
Freegal Music, a service offered by Broward County Library that lets you download hit music for free, has launched a new mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

Customers can now search for and download their five Freegal songs each week directly from their mobile device. Choose from hit songs from today’s hottest artists as well as favorites in all musical genres. Get great, free music to go! More...

A happy young man holding a cd with his index finger.New Wowbrary Weekly Email Features the Newest Books, Movies and Music from Broward County Library
Wowbrary makes it easy to find out about Broward County Library’s newest items! Sign up for WoWbrary and receive a free weekly email that showcases the latest arrivals to the library. Learn about new bestsellers, DVDs, CDs, cookbooks, mysteries, biographies, children’s books and more.

No matter what combination of genres you enjoy, Wowbrary keeps you informed with one email a week that will appear in your mailbox every Wednesday morning. Browse what’s new and then click to put your choices on hold. With WoWbrary, you’ll never miss out on what’s new at Broward County Library. More...

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 June 2012

BCL WoWGet More from the BCL WoW App! Now you can do even MORE with the BCL WoW mobile app! When you search the catalog from the BCL WoW app, you can now find results for eBooks and see all the eBooks and audiobooks currently available from Overdrive. Either download or place a hold on them, right from the BCL WoW app!

You can also now find “BookLook” on the BCL WoW app. See an item at a bookstore or in a friend’s collection that you like? Scan the ISBN code of any item (book, DVD, CD, etc.) and the app will tell you whether BCL owns a copy. If it does, you can place a hold right from the app. If you haven’t downloaded the BCL WoW app to your mobile device yet, download it here.

Lady dancing to music holding her iPod.Weekly Freegal Downloads Increase
Freegal Music, a service offered by Broward County Library that lets you download hit music for free, has increased the number of weekly customer downloads from three to five. Freegal Music gives you access to hundreds of thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog. Downloads are in MP3 format and will work with any MP3 player including iPod. Songs can be loaded into iTunes, and it works on both PCs and Macs. More...

The Bienes Museum Catalogs of James A. Findlay eBook cover (cropped)Broward County Library Publishes Its First eBook
The Bienes Museum Catalogs of James A. Findlay, the first eBook  created in-house at Broward County Library, is now available in EPUB eBook format for iPad, NOOK, Sony Reader and in Kindle eBook or as an EPUB eBook on your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. The new eBook is a survey of the approximately 30 printed publications that librarian and curator James Findlay and his staff prepared to accompany Bienes Museum exhibitions. Findlay, who passed away in 2010, was responsible for organizing and curating exhibitions from the Bienes Museum’s own collections, which special collections totaling more than 15,000 items, including rare books, artifacts, manuscripts, and reference materials.
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 May 2012

Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library
Photo by Robin Hill

New Young At Art Museum and Broward County Library Celebrates Grand Opening on May 5! 

Unique Museum/Library Complex Offers Arts Education, Enrichment and Entertainment

The new Young At Art Museum and Broward County Library will celebrate its grand opening at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 at its new facility, located at 751 S.W. 121 Ave., Davie, FL 33325. The sleek, modern 55,000 square-foot LEED-certified building will house both a free, public Broward County Library and the Young At Art Museum, an innovative children’s arts education complex. This unique partnership provides children and families with a spectacular, family-friendly facility that provides enrichment, education and entertainment – all in one location. While there is an admission charge to the Young At Art Museum, there is no charge to enter the Broward County Library. More...

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 April 2012

Little Green Library logoOfficial Grand Opening of Little Green Library on Monday, April 23!
The Little Green Library, a special library focused entirely on residential green building, urban farming, recycling and other aspects of sustainable living, will host its grand opening on April 23 in conjunction with Earth Day (April 22). Little Green LibraryLocated at 1033 N.W. 6th Street in Fort Lauderdale, the library will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will showcase a variety of green building techniques that can be practiced in one’s home. Built in partnership with the Housing Authority of Fort Lauderdale, the facility itself features a number of “green” features such as eco-friendly insulation, urban gardens, recycled countertops and work stations and energy-efficient LED lights. Note: The Little Green Library provides limited library service and does not have public-use computers and materials from other libraries cannot be returned to this location. For more information about the Little Green Library, call 954-712-0441.

CardStar® app on an iPhone

CardStar® app iconCardStar®
Broward County Library customers can now check out library materials with their smart phones. Manage your library card and other cards in your wallet with the free CardStar® app. Use CardStar® to access your cards with a single touch from the CardStar® home screen.

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 March 2012

Business woman receiving documents from receptionist.

Broward County Library locations offer faxing and other business services
Affordable and reliable faxing, printing and copying services are now available at your library. For just a dollar per page, you can send a fax anywhere in the country from one of Broward County Library’s many locations. While you’re there, check out the library’s other available business services. More…

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 February 2012

Signing Savvy - Your Sign Language Resource (For Libraries)Signing Savvy, an ASL Sign Language Video Dictionary, Now Available to Broward County Library Customers

Signing Savvy, a free online sign language dictionary, is now available to Broward County Library customers. With your Broward County A guy gesturing with his right hand, speaking the word "Trustee"Library card, you can access this valuable online resource that will help you learn and remember American Sign Language (ASL).

Signing Savvy contains several thousand high-resolution videos of American Sign Language signs, finger-spelled words and other common signs used within the U.S. and Canada. It also includes the ability to view large sign videos, build your own word lists, share lists with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases and more. More...

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 January 2012

BCL WoW on apple

BCL WoW – Broward County Library’s New Mobile App- Now Available and Receiving Stellar User Ratings!

BCL WoW – the reviews are in and customers love it!

The new, free mobile app from Broward County Library is garnering raves from our BCL WoW on androidcustomers, earning 5 stars (out of 5) in the Apple App Store and 4.5 (out of 5) in the Google Android Market. Convenient, easy and fast, BCL WoW is changing library service forever by allowing you to access BCL’s features and services when you want, where you want.   

  • Out of town and have books or DVDs due back at the library? No problem! Renew materials quickly and easily on your mobile phone with the BCL WoW app.
  • Traveling around Broward County and want to find the nearest library? Use the BCL WoW app to automatically find the nearest Broward County Library location including address and phone number.
  • At a restaurant when a friend suggests a great book or DVD? Reserve a copy easily with your phone and pick it up at the BCL location of your choice.
  • On campus and need to find resources fast through BCL’s catalog? Searching is quick and simple with the BCL WoW mobile app.
  • Want to find a free concert, children’s program or exhibit? The app makes it easy to find upcoming Broward County Library events and exhibits arranged by category.
  • Need a great book or DVD suggestion? BCL WoW has built-in “recommend lists” for several genres.

BCL WoW App screen shots

Customer Reviews: What Users Are Saying About BCL WoW:

“The BCL WoW app is super! Broward County Library is the best! So excited to have this app!”
“It’s easy to navigate and I love that you can put books on hold via this app. Awesome!”

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