(File photo)

(File photo)

The Santa Monica Public Library on Wednesday announced the release of a mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Library card holders can now use the free app to search the library catalogue, browse new releases, place holds, renew checkouts and manage accounts. The app also includes addresses and directions to the nearest library branch.

The free app is now available at the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store by searching “Santa Monica Public Library.” For more information about the app and other library services, call (310) 434-2608 or visit the library website at www.smpl.org.