Top 30 Library iPhone Apps – Part 3

This is the third installment in a 3-part series listing library-oriented iPhone applications – all links go to iTunes where you can download the apps. If you have a favorite book-related iPhone app that’s not listed here, please suggest it in the comments below!

Book-Related iPhone Apps

eBooks & Audiobooks


stanza Stanza
Cost: Free
Stanza claims to be the most popular electronic book reader with over 1 million readers. They offer access to over 50,000 contemporary titles and an additional 50,000 free classics.
classics Classics
Cost: $.99
This app has over a dozen hand-picked, literary masterpieces in its collection including The Odyssey, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Frankenstein, and Pride & Prejudice.
kindle Kindle for iPhone
Cost: Free
This simple app allows users to buy and read Kindle books on their iPhones as well as adjust the text size and add bookmarks.
audiobooks Audiobooks
Cost: Free
Over 1 million people have used this iPhone app to listen to over 2,800 classic audiobooks for free.
bookshelf Bookshelf
Cost: $4.99
An ebook reader app which supports many different formats with images and formatted text.
freebooks Free Books
Cost: $1.99
23,469 classic books are accessible for free through this Free Books app.

Find Local Books


localbooks LocalBooks
Cost: Free
Similar to UrbanSpoon for restaurants, LocalBooks lets users know about libraries, bookstores, and bookish events near their location.
redlaser RedLaser
Cost: $1.99
This extremely useful app lets users scan just about any barcode and receive search results for low online and local prices from hundreds of thousands of retailers. It works particularly well for books and WorldCat has now integrated their catalog with RedLaser so nearby libraries with the item will also appear in search results.
bookzee Bookzee
Cost: Free
This is a location-based library book search for NYC.


More Resources


Top 10 iPhone Apps for LibrariansiPhone apps for Librarians
M-Libraries on Library Success Wiki