MCFLS Tools and Gadgets


Now you can take the library with you where ever you are on the internet.


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CountyCat Mobile

CountyCat Mobile is a service for mobile devices that allows you to search the catalog, maintain your account and get information from the public libraries in the system while on the go.

To get started using CountyCat Mobile, point your device browser to or search for "CountyCat" in your app store or app marketplace.  CountyCat Mobile works on all web-enabled phones and includes apps for Apple, Android and Blackberry devices, among others.

With CountyCat Mobile, you can:

  • Search the CountyCat catalog. Start typing in your search and results will start appearing immediately (similar to Google autocomplete).

  • Place holds on titles directly from your mobile device. Manage your existing holds and renew items you have checked out.

  • Find hours and location information for all public libraries in Milwaukee County and find the nearest library at your current location.

  • Connect to OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks. Check out and download OverDrive ePub and MP3 titles directly to your device.

  • Use the BookLook feature to scan ISBN codes on any book and see if the library has the title.

  • Find events taking place at libraries across Milwaukee County.

  • See new materials that have recently been added to the collection.

  • Find out what your library is posting on Facebook and Twitter.



Opensearch Gadget

CountyCat Opensearch

If you have Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2.0+, you can easily search CountyCat anytime, anywhere.  In the upper right corner of your browser, choose the search engine from the drop down menu that allows you to choose "Search CountyCat":

Internet Explore 7+ Firefox 2.0+



Google Gadgets

Add a CountyCat search form to your iGoogle page.  Test it out right here or click on the icon to add it to your page immediately.



For questions or problems using tools or gadgets, please send us a message here and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.