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NYPL Mobile Catalog App


When the Library changed our online catalog system in mid October, it was required that we also replace the catalog app (learn more about the catalog transition here).  At that time, as an interim measure, we released a temporary catalog app that displayed the mobile web site—while also working to develop a robust replacement.

Responding to users that the temporary app’s functionality was too limited, we have decided to send users directly to the mobile web site and to remove the temporary catalog app from the store. Users who downloaded or updated the app between October 19 and November 12 will continue to be able to use the app.   

Mobile Website

You can log into the catalog through your mobile web browser at Some users viewing the catalog on a mobile browser have reported that the desktop version of the site appears instead of the mobile version. If this occurs, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Mobile Site” link. We are aware of this issue and will resolve it in the weeks ahead.


We know that many of you have been affected by these changes and we apologize for any inconvenience. We look forward to working with you to improve the catalog app experience. We value your opinion and want to hear your feedback. Please use this form to submit your questions and comments.