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Mobile Services


BCL WoW app iconBCL WoW  - The new mobile app from Broward County Library that allows you to access your library account, search the catalog, place holds, find your nearest library and more.

****New Feature Added****
The BCL WoW app can now be used as a virtual library card! Just sign in to your account in the "My Account" section and click on "Library Card". Then show your virtual library card to the librarian at the circulation desk to check out your items.

Download formats: Android | Apple® | Other Smart Phones

Freegal MusicFreegal Music - Free music on the go! With the Freegal app, you can use your mobile device to download 5 free songs a week and keep them forever.

Want to download the same songs to your desktop computer? Music downloaded to your mobile device stays within the Freegal app. You can re-download the same song to your computer if you visit the Freegal site within 2 weeks of downloading a song. To re-download, sign in to Freegal and click the "Recent Downloads" link.

To begin using the Fregal Music app:

  1. Download the app to your mobile device.
  2. Once installed, find the Broward County Library by ZIP code or city name.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number).
  4. Browse, search, and download music directly to your mobile device.
  5. You can download up to 6 songs per week.

Download formats: Apple® | Android

OverDrive Media Console app iconOverDrive - Browse, download and read eBooks from Broward County Library directly to your mobile device.
Download formats:
Apple® | Android | BlackBerry® | Windows® Mobile | NOOK® (NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, NOOK HD; NOOK HD+) 

Byki app iconTransparent Language Mobile (Community Edition) - Byki is the fun and addictive way to learn a language. It locks words and phrases into your memory so you can recall them perfectly and remember them forever. It also tracks your learning progress with statistics on the number of items you have learned and lets you test your knowledge with quizzes.

Before you can use Transparent Language Community Edition (for mobile devices), you need to activate the app with a special code. Simply follow the instructions below to complete the installation of Byki Community Edition on your iOS or Android device:

  1. From your computer, log into Transparent Language Online for Libraries with your user name and password.
    (First-time users will have to click on the “Sign Up Now” button to create an account.) 
  2. Click the "Get Activation Code" button to obtain your unique Byki Mobile Authorization Code.
  3. Launch the Transparent Language Community Edition app on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device. When prompted, enter the Byki Mobile Authorization Code. Your device will then download the appropriate Byki lists and languages corresponding to your Byki Online account.

Download formats: Apple® | Android

Live Help

Ask a LibrarianHave questions? Need help? Ask a librarian from the convenience of your computer or phone.

  • Chat - Talk to live virtual reference librarians from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (EST), and from 10AM to 5PM. Friday and Saturday (EST).
  • E-mail - An e-mail form is available to patrons 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
  • Text - You can also Text us at 321-285-6959 bcl for quick answers from an expert - a Florida Librarian. Type bcl as the first three characters of the text, then type your question. You should receive a reply within minutes! Text Assistance is available Sunday-Thursday 10AM to Midnight, Friday-Saturday from 10AM to 5PM (EST).



Get free, live online tutoring in a range of subjects; for young and adult learners.
HelpNow from BrainFuse - Live, free tutoring/skills-building for K-12, college and adult learners in SAT/ACT/GED, English/language arts, math, writing, foreign language, science, social studies and U.S. citizenship tests. Available daily: 2 to 11PM.

Job Coaching

Access live coaches for interview, résumé and job search help.
JobNow from BrainFuse - On-demand access to live, expert coaches for every stage of our job search. Live interview coaching and interview toolbox, personality and career assessments, résumé and cover letter writing assistance. Available daily: 2 to 11PM.

Download Music, Magazines & eBooks
Need help with your eReader or tablet? Want assistance downloading music or magazines? Several of our libraries host free classes to get you started. View Live Calendar

Download Music

Freegal MusicFree Digital Music Downloads - (Freegal Music) offers free access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog of current and classic artists. Download up to 6 songs per week. Once downloaded, they never expire, time-out or disappear! Just log on to the service with your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number).
Download a few tunes today and take them with you on your phone or portable music player.

Freegal Website | Freegal Mobile App - Apple® | Android

Hoopla - Movies, Audiobooks, Music, eBooks, and Comicshoopla

Hoopla is an exciting new product that allows you to stream movies, TV, audiobooks, music, eBooks, and Comics from anywhere you want to be. You can stream directly from your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. Easy to use with thousands of titles at your fingertips, Hoopla is accessible anytime, anywhere! 
All you need to do is create an account using your library card number, download the app for iOS or Android, log on to the service with your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number), and start watching or listening, or reading today. Movies and television check out for 3 days, music albums check out for 7 days, audiobooks, eBooks, and Comics check out for 21 days. Current limits are 8 downloads per month.

Hoopla WebsiteHelp | Mobile App - Apple® | Android

O, Oprah Magazine shown on an iPad.Zinio Digital Magazine Newsstand

Read hundreds of popular magazines complete with full photos and illustrations. Subscribe to current digital magazines that can be viewed on any computer or mobile device/tablet for free. A free Library Zinio Magazine Account is required to select and view the magazines.

eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooksNew Arrivals and Hot Titles

Find the latest bestsellers and hottest titles from OverDrive, and browse new arrivals of eBooks and audiobooks.

Over 34,000 Additional Free Book Titles
These book titles never expire and don’t count against your library checkout limit. *No library card required.

eBook Help - Guides & Tutorials

Quick Start Guides

Kindle How to Guide (PDF)* ; eBook How to Guide (PDF)*  (Nooks, Sony Readers, Mobile devices, and more)

Device Specific How-to Guides (PDFs)*

Video Tutorials

Videos for Devices and Platforms

More Help

Visit Overdrive Help for additional eBook assistance. Technical Support for eBook and audiobooks.

  * Required plug-ins: PDF icon  Adobe® Reader®