Boopsie Helps DC Public Library Connect with its Diverse Community through a Mobile App

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Newly released case study explores District of Columbia's community reaction to its new mobile app.

DC Public Library
The simplicity of our Boopsie app makes it very easy for all of our patrons to confidently use it.

Boopsie, Inc. today released a case study that explores its collaboration with the District of Columbia (DC) Public Library. The leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide worked with the Library to develop a customized app that provides convenient access to the Library’s services for the system’s users. Anyone may receive a free copy of the case study here.

Realizing the diversity of its community, DC Public Library knew it would need an accessible and highly customized app to serve its users, the sort of app that Boopsie has provided to over 4,000 libraries worldwide. Working with Boopsie, DC Public Library is leveraging partnerships with dozens of content providers like Elsevier and EBSCO and innovative technology that evolves with libraries’ needs to offer a seamless user experience on a native mobile interface. The case study explores how the mobile app has engaged the DC community.

“The nation’s capital is diverse. As its library, we serve a wide audience of information seekers, from
young professionals in their 20s and 30s to parents with young families. The simplicity of our Boopsie
app makes it very easy for all of our patrons to confidently use it — even those who aren’t particularly
familiar with mobile technology,” said Esti Brennan, Web and Social Media Specialist at DC Public Library. “As accessibility is very important to the Library, our main goal was to offer an app that bridges the digital divide. With Boopsie’s help, we were able to do just that.”

“With over 10,000 downloads and an average of over 1,000 unique users each month, DC Public Library’s usage data since its launch last summer speaks to how well the app has been received,” adds Megan Vizzini, Boopsie’s EVP of Sales and Marketing. “We’re excited to help DC Public Library continue to expand its reach in the community and to provide access to services where patrons are most — on their smartphones and tablets.”


About Boopsie
Boopsie, Inc. is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 4,000 library locations worldwide. Boopsie’s apps have been downloaded over 3.5 million times and are used by over 500,000 unique app users per month. Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes, including academic, corporate, public and special, to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Boopsie’s mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by Boopsie’s U.S. based customer service organization and are designed for Android, iOS, Kindle Fire and even Blackberry platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Visit for more information about mobile apps for libraries. In 2015 Boopsie was acquired by an affiliate of Demco, who has 110 years of library experience and offers a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and software, as well as comprehensive interior design services for libraries and schools nationwide.

About the District of Columbia Public Library
The District of Columbia (DC) Public Library is a vibrant center of activity for residents and visitors in the nation’s capital. The Library provides environments that invite reading, learning and community discussion and equips people to embrace lifelong learning, to support diversity and to build a thriving city.

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