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For people on the go, the Alzheimer's Association has plenty of resources at your fingertips. Whether you have a smart phone, an iPad or another portable device, check out the library apps below to get what you need, when you need it.

Bookmark the Virtual Library (Ctrl+D) to your mobile device for easy access to these tools and for other library resources and information.

Green-Field Library

Online Catalog

Search the Online Catalog while on the go. Find books and videos we have in the library collection. Borrow materials through our chapter network or your local library. Visit How to Borrow for more information and to find your chapter.

Not all mobile devices have compatible browsers by default. Consult your cellular provider for a best recommendation.

Magnify your screen

Many smartphones allow you to use your camera as a magnifying glass. Check your phone settings or do a web search for how to use your brand of phone as a magnifier.

e-Books

Have questions related to medicine and gerontology? Contact us for access to e-Books you can search. Subject areas cover neurologic and genetic disorders, public health and aging, senior health and caregiving, nursing and nurse educator resources, nutrition, alternative medicine, surgery and medical tests, bioethics and death and dying. Email for access: (type "e-Books" in the subject line) or dial 312.335.5199 or 800.272.3900 (ask to be transferred to the Green-Field Library).

RSS

See what new materials we've added to the library collection. Find out if items are on the shelves and available for you to borrow. Subscribe to the list through your PC. Best seen with Internet Explorer or a browser with a built-in RSS feed reader.

PubReader at PubMed Central (PMC)

PubMed Central (PMC), a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM), now offers a more reader-friendly way to look at articles in the PMC archive. Designed especially for enhancing readability on tablets, PubReader can also be used on desktops and laptops from multiple web browsers. Find out more. Access a list of supported platforms and browsers, see a demo, and get started.

WorldCat and WorldCat Mobile

WorldCat is a global network of libraries with an online catalog of tens of millions of records of books, DVDs, CDs and articles. Search for a title and enter your zip code to find Alzheimer's materials in libraries near you.

Download the WorldCat Mobile app to find materials with your smartphone plus link to your library's website. View the location, phone number, email address, hours of operation, how to get a library card, what's happening at your library and more.

Tomes

Tomes is an inexpensive book reader for your iPhone, iPad and iTouch. Read text, HTML files, older Palm OS reader files and ePub books. Use SelfServer to automatically convert and transfer files from your Mac or PC computer. Vist Tomes for more information, to view a demonstration and see the list of supported file formats. Download Tomes through the AppStore at Apple.com.

For a comparison of Android book readers and links to their apps check out this Wiki article and download software from MobileRead. 

Connect with the Green-Field Library

  • Phone: 800.272.3900 (ask to be transferred to the Green-Field Library)
  • Email: greenfield@alz.org
  • RSS: What's new in the library? Subscribe to our web feed.
  • Pinterest: Follow us and get a collection of authoritative resources and tools about Alzheimer's and other dementias.