The free Libraries app, which allows users to search Manchester’s extensive collection of books, e-books and audiobooks using their smartphone or tablet, has been downloaded by more than 9,000 new users this year.

The app can be used to scan the barcode of any book, to see if Manchester Libraries have a copy – and if the book is in stock, members can reserve it for collection from their nearest library.

Charges for returning books late could be a thing of the past, as members can quickly and easily renew their loans using the app.

The free app makes it easier than ever to connect with Manchester Libraries, so if you haven’t joined, it is yet another reason to become a library member.