Avoid lines, use Library app

July 30, 2018 – Smart phone users can now download an app that will allow them to check books at the main Flagler County Public Library branch located in Palm Coast without having to wait in line.

“This will be so convenient for our patrons,” said Library Director Holly Albanese. “Once the app is set up on their phones, they won’t even have to carry their library cards with them.”

The app – FCPL Checkout – is a free download available through the Apple App Store or Google Play. The cost to provide the service to the Flagler County Public Library is being paid for two years through a grant provided by the Northeast Florida Library Information Network.

After the app has been downloaded and started, first-time users will be required to either scan or enter their library card number and password – the last four digits of the phone number on file associated with the account.

Use the checkout screen “+” button to check out books and other selected materials. Remember to deactivate the anti-theft devices on each item before leaving the library. Clicking “finish” will automatically send an email receipt.

“The library continually works on improvements that will provide a better experience for our residents,” said County Commissioner David Sullivan.

The goal is to use the app to replace the self-check kiosk, as well as the cost of maintaining it.

“The application is currently available for use only at the Flagler County Public Library Palm Coast branch location,” Albanese said. “We hope to have it working at the Bunnell branch in the near future.”