Gale Announces Free iPad Application for Public Libraries

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the launch of a new AccessMyLibrary mobile application for the iPad—making access to your favorite public library just a click away on the popular new tablet device.

In December 2009, Gale launched its first iPhone application, helping iPhone users find their local public library. This application allows users to access Gale resources through public libraries within a 10-mile radius. Gale is now adding AccessMyLibrary Public Edition, a new application for the iPad. The iPad application for public libraries will be available for download by the end of June.

“With the AccessMyLibrary iPad application, users will have another choice in how to access information,” said John Barnes, Gale’s executive vice president of strategic marketing and business development. “The new iPad application will make research accessible to information seekers of all types, from students to seniors.”

Using vetted sources including magazines, journals and newspapers, users can research a variety of topics including:

  • Environment–unearth facts on conservation and sustainability
  • Biographies–discover the stories of remarkable people of yesterday and today
  • Career choices–uncover interesting career paths and industries
  • Literature–read commentary, criticism and context on literary works and their authors
  • Science–find current, credible research and experiments that allow for first-hand experience
  • History–explore past events and their impact in shaping the world of today

In May 2010, AccessMyLibrary School Edition was launched for the iPhone, allowing students to find their local school library—(grade schools, middle schools and high schools) and access the vast array of Gale resources the school library provides. To use this program, students simply enter a password provided by the school which allows direct access for the entire school year. An iPad school edition app for middle schools and high schools, and a version for academic libraries are also under development.

All AccessMyLibrary applications are free and can be downloaded at the iTunes store.

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected].

About Cengage Learning and Gale

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs—from homework help to health questions to business profiles—in a variety of formats. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.gale.com