New features help patrons

The Columbus Metropolitan Library now has an upgraded way to search the catalog and find out when those books are due.

The new Columbus Library app is available free from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The old app will be deactivated March 30.

According to an announcement from the library, the new app provides better searching and browsing, access to recent returns and comments, and an easier way to place a hold on items. The ability to renew books, check on the status of held items and find a branch has not changed.

For more information, go to columbuslibrary.org.