Ohio Libraries Go Mobile with Boopsie via OHIONET Partnership

Thursday, Jun 11

Cuyahoga Falls Library and Lane Public Libraries join 25 Ohio libraries currently collaborating with the leading mobile PaaS provider.


OhioNETMany library users throughout Ohio can now enjoy on-demand access to ebooks, databases and other trusted library resources via a library-branded mobile app on all major device types provided by Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide. Today Boopsie announced that Cuyahoga Falls Library and Lane Public Libraries will join the 25 other OHIONET libraries currently using Boopsie’s platform to develop a customized mobile app so more community members can enjoy library services on the go.

“Libraries in the state of Ohio have consistently been leaders in innovation and community development,” said Tony Medrano, CEO of Boopsie. “By partnering with organizations like OHIONET, we’re able to use the popularity of mobile apps to the advantage of libraries. We’re excited to work with forward-thinking institutions like Cuyahoga Falls Library and Lane Public Libraries to help users stay connected to library services via their smartphone or tablet 24 hours a day.” Use of native mobile apps instead of mobile websites continues to skyrocket because of the ease of use on mobile devices.

Boopsie’s partnerships with dozens of content providers that have served libraries for hundreds of years ensure a seamless user experience, connecting library users with the highest quality resources on a user-friendly, native mobile interface. Boopsie’s apps seamlessly connect users to OverDrive, ProQuest, EBSCO, LexisNexis, Comics Plus: Library Edition, and Recorded Books, among other products and services from library industry leaders.

“At OHIONET, we’re focused on helping members acquire, implement and use the best and most vetted technology solutions to manage operations and resources to meet end user needs,” says Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist at OhioNet. “Our high hopes have been realized consistently by dozens of by our member libraries who have partnered with Boopsie. Cuyahoga Falls Library and Lane Public Libraries can look forward to increased circulation, higher engagement with their diverse communities, and increased relevancy as they make it even easier for users to access the information that they need through their custom Boopsie app.”

Boopsie has also helped the following Ohio libraries go mobile with customized mobile apps: Akron-Summit County Public Library, Avon Lake Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Dayton Metro Library, Geauga County Public Library, Ida Rupp Public Library, Kent Free Library, Licking County Public Library, Mentor Public Library, MidPointe Library System, Milan-Berlin Township Public Library, Worthington Libraries, North Canton Public Library, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Rocky River Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Ohio Northern University, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library, Wright Memorial Public Library, Cedarville University Library and University of Akron.


OHIONET is a library membership organization of academic, public, school and special libraries in Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania. A member-funded, 501(c)(3) corporation, OHIONET offers an array of services to meet the needs of its members. Those services include technology management solutions including management of integrated library systems, and proxy hosting; discount programs for electronic resources, equipment and supplies; and continuing education programs on a wide range of topics including library trends and issues, and electronic resource.

About Boopsie

Boopsie, Inc. is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 4,000 library locations worldwide. Boopsie’s apps have been downloaded over 3 million times and are used by over 400,000 unique app users per month. Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes, including academic, corporate, public and special, to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Boopsie’s mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by Boopsie’s U.S. based customer service organization and are designed for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Kindle Fire and even Blackberry platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Boopsie also sells subscription services including a digital catalog of comics and graphic novels. Visit Boopsie.com for more information about mobile apps for libraries.