Library App

Library App

This guide is a brief tour of the main features of the free West Sussex Libraries app.

You can print or download this library app helpsheet [777 KB].

Download the app

To download the free app go to your app store and search for West Sussex Libraries.

Logging In

The first time you use the app you will need to log in. Tap Login and enter your library card number (the long number on the card) and PIN. Ask a member of staff for your PIN if you don’t know it (you will need to show ID).


Scan ISBN can be used in a bookshop or supermarket; simply tap this option then point your smart phone or tablet so that the red line is across the barcode of any book to discover if it’s in West Sussex stock. If it is then you can reserve it!

Search the catalogue

Tap Search our catalogue to check for items in stock. You can use keyword or title search. The Any format option will appear at the bottom of the search screen, allowing you to choose between standard or large print books, CD/DVD, audio books etc.

Nearest Library

Choose your Nearest library and, if you have GPS tracking enabled on your device, you will see a list of the libraries nearest to where you are. If you don’t have GPS enabled it will display all West Sussex libraries in alphabetical order. The information for each library includes opening hours, phone numbers, email addresses and directions. You can use GPS to plot a route to the library. You can even check which buses run there!

My Account

Use My account to renew your on loan items, check reservations and view any outstanding charges. You can also check the records of family members by choosing Linked Accounts.


Choose eBooks and eMagazines to browse our eLibrary loan collections, which also includes eAudiobooks and eComics. First you must make sure that you have the LIBBY app downloaded. To browse eNewspapers you will need the Press Reader app.


You can use eInformation to access many of the online resources provided by the library service. These include Britannica, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Times Digital Archive and Who’s Who. Note that resources which can only be accessed in a West Sussex Library, such as Ancestry and Which?, are not available here.


Socialise enables you to keep up with West Sussex Libraries on Facebook. You can use this link to sign up and follow us!

What’s On

Use this link to check on events in libraries, such as our regular Knit’n’Natter groups and Baby Rhyme Times, as well as occasional events such as Family History webinars and more.

My Barcode

Last but not least, when you log into the app you will notice that the words My Barcode appear at the bottom of the screen. You can use this option to borrow items via the library kiosks— just read the barcode from your smart device.

For further assistance, please contact our Library Digital Support team

Search the catalogue