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eResource & Database Apps for your Smartphones and Tablets: Home

Check out this guide for free smartphone and tablet applications that allow you do read a book, do research, or even learn a new language while on the go.

Free Apps available to library members


Use Library Resources On the Go

With These Free Smartphone & Tablet Apps

Available for Apple & Android Devices


Whether you want to learn a language, do some research, or download an eBook,

the Atlantic City Free Public Library has an App for you!



If you see this icon listed under the compatibility column of the chart below it means the app is available for download in the Apple app store and is compatible with Apple devices.


If you see this icon listed under the compatibility column of the chart below it means the app is available for download in the Google Play store and is compatible with Android devices.


Compatibility & Download link App Name & Icon Description of the App

Ebsco Host Mobile

EBSCOhost is a great resource for finding scholarly journal articles from peer-reviewed publications.

After downloading the app follow these step it authenticate it:
1. Click the EBSCOhost iPhone/iPod Touch Application link at the bottom of  ACFPL's EBSCOhost homepage and enter your email address where an authentication key will be sent.
2. Access the email from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application. You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and you will need a new key.

• Once it is authenticated, the app can be used for nine months, after which you
must send yourself a new authentication key from the EBSCOhost interface.

Gale AccessMyLibrary Public Edition

The AccessMyLibrary app give you access to Gale's databases directly to your iphone, ipod touch, ipad or Android device.

This gives you access to many reference eBooks about African & Hispanic heritage, biographies, business, health, and history.

You also have access many of Gale's popular databases such as: Biography in Context,

  • Biography in Context
  • Small Business Resource Center
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Literature Resource Center
  • LitFinder
  • Literature Criticism Online

There is no authentication or sign up to use app but you must be within a ten mile range of either of The Atlantic City Free Public Library branches. You can also use the libraries free wifi to access the databases while visiting.


The ReferenceUSA iPad application can be downloaded from the iTunes Store. From job leads, to market research or to simply finding an old friend or family member, ReferenceUSA is a powerful tool for job seekers, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals and people hoping to reconnect with someone from their past.

Once you install the app, enter your library card number then select "New Jersey State Library"
***Compatible with the iPad only***

OverDrive Media Console

Download eBooks and audiobooks from ACFPL's eBook lending website directly to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android phone or Tablet!

For detailed instructions please visit the eBook Central webpage.



Mango Languages Library Edition

Learn languages everywhere you go with our free apps for iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android™. Mango Mobile Library Edition gives you access to all the Mango language courses offered through your library from the palm of your hand. For the apps to work, you must have an account with Mango set up through your ACFPL's mango website. Once the apps and lessons have been downloaded, you can learn at your own pace, with or without an internet connection.


The world's largest language-learning program is now available for the iPad!

You must have a Pronunciator account with a library that subscribes to Pronunciator, or be an existing Pronunciator individual subscriber, to use this app.

Learn 75 languages in any of 50 languages, for a total of 3,750 available course combinations.

Plus, ESL for 50 non-English languages.

Every feature of the web-based version of Pronunciator is available here, including:

* Pronunciation analysis
* Virtual coaching
* Virtual conversations
* Quizzes
* Streaming audio lessons
* 2,000 PDF phrasebooks
* ... everything!

Pronunciator teaches the full range of language skills -- reading, writing, listening, and speaking -- in a structured, building-block approach.

Keep track of your progress with up to 2,500 scored quizzes per course. To Go

Students who use from a mobile device can:

  • Connect to a live tutor for one-to-one help in math, science, social studies, and English
  • Save and review past one-to-one tutoring sessions
  • Access thousands of educational resources from the SkillsCenter™ Resource Library

To get started create a free account at ACFPL's website.

Compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad devices.



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Need Help?

Contact the creator of this guide above for assistance installing any of these apps or with any other questions you may have about using the Atlantic City Free Public Library's online eResources.