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MyOCPL App

The OC Public Libraries app is currently down.

A solution is being worked on by the company that provides the app. We will update this page as we receive more information. Thank you for your patience.

What is happening with the app?

The app's ability to connect to our main catalog servers is broken. This means that some features may still appear to work, when in fact they are showing old, outdated information. You may see books that you have returned showing up as checked out, or holds showing as 'ready for pickup' when you've checked them out already.

It is advised that you remove the app from your device. Once our new app is in place, you will be able to find it in the app store. Subscribe to our newsletter "The Check In" to keep up to date.

Is there another app I can use instead?

We do not have an alternative app at this point in time, but you can still search the library and access your account on your device.

The way to do this is to put a shortcut to the mobile version of the Library catalog website on to your device. We have included steps showing how to do this on your device below.

Many of our digital resources have their own apps.

Access Video on Demand - Apple / Android

Artist Works (through Libby) - Apple / Android

Coursera - Apple / Android

Freegal - Apple / Android

Hoopla - Apple / Android

Khan Academy - Apple / Android

Law Depot (through Libby) - Apple / Android

Libby by Overdrive - Apple / Android

LinkedIn Learning - Apple / Android

Mango Languages Learning - Apple / Android

WorldCat - Apple / Android

How to set up quick access to the Library catalog on your mobile device

1. Scan this QR code to open the library catalog on your mobile device, or open the browser you like to use and type this address: t.ly/YiKO7

OCPL Catalog QR Code

 

 

 

 

 

2. Use the instructions in this guide to add the site as a saved app on your homescreen (there are separate instructions for Apple (iPhone/iPad) and Android (Pixel/Samsung/etc) below

3. Login, browse, and enjoy.

Apple: Safari browser

Our Library catalog is designed to work on mobile, and includes most of the features you're accustomed to using in the Library app. If you're reading these instructions on your phone or iPad, click this link to launch the mobile site: https://catalog.ocpl.org/client/en_US/default. If you are not reading these instructions on your phone, use one of these two shortcuts

  1. Open the Safari browser and enter t.ly/YiKO7
  2. Use your camera to scan the QR code provided on this page and open the link from there

With the site loaded, follow these instructions to save the site as a saved app on your device: 

  1. Look for a "Share" icon in the bottom bar on the page, next to the forward and back buttons
  2. With the share menu open, look for an option called "Add to Home screen" and tap it
  3. A box called "Add to Home screen" will appear
    • You can rename the app if you want - the default is the page title "ORCA_HOME" which is awkward; "Library" or "OCPL" fits better
    • Tap Add in the top-right corner of the screen to complete the steps
  4.  A new icon will appear on your device's screen; you can move it around using the standard home screen press & drag options, or leave it where it is
  5. Tap the icon at any time to launch the mobile website

Android: Google Chrome browser

Our Library catalog is designed to work on mobile, and includes most of the features you're accustomed to using in the Library app. If you're reading these instructions on your Android phone or tablet, click this link to launch the mobile site: https://catalog.ocpl.org/client/en_US/default. If you are not reading these instructions on your phone, use one of these two shortcuts:

  1. Open the device browser and enter t.ly/YiKO7
  2. Use your camera to scan the QR code provided on this page and open the link from there.

With the site loaded, follow these instructions to save the site as a saved app on your device: 

  1. Look for a three-dot Settings icon in the top-right of the page: 
  2. With Settings open, look for an option called "Add to Home screen" and tap it
  3. A box called "Add to Home screen" will appear
    • You can rename the app if you want - the default is the page title "ORCA_HOME" which is awkward; "Library" or "OCPL" fits better
    • Tap Add to complete the steps
  4.  A new icon will appear on your device's screen; you can move it around using the standard home screen press & drag options, or leave it where it is
  5. Tap the icon at any time to launch the mobile website