AFS Launches Mobile App for Accessing World’s Largest Metalcasting Library

The American Foundry Society has launched a mobile app that provides convenient access to the extensive resources of the Peters-Robison AFS Metalcasting Library. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the app facilitates on-the-go exploration of the world's largest metalcasting library.

Called Liberty Link, the new app is a mobile portal to the AFS Library, a resource available to all AFS members. The app allows members to search, reserve, borrow, and return library resources directly on their phones.

How to Set Up the Liberty Link App:

  1. Download the Liberty Link mobile app from Apple or Android stores.
  2. Open the Liberty Link app and find the "Setup" button along the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the "Scan Setup Code" button.
  4. Scan the QR code with your phone (pictured at right).
  5. Enter your membership credential (if required) and tap "Save."

The AFS Peters-Robison Metalcasting Library boasts a collection of over 17,000 articles dating back to 1896, making it an invaluable resource for industry professionals and researchers. The library's online database features a powerful search function, ensuring quick and efficient retrieval of relevant information. AFS members can create a custom catalog of papers and set up alerts for new articles, tailoring their experience to meet their specific needs.

"We're excited to bring the AFS Peters-Robison Metalcasting Library to our members' fingertips with this new mobile app,” said Brian Began, AFS’s VP of Metalcasting Technical Service. “It's a testament to our commitment to providing unparalleled resources and enhancing accessibility for our members.”

For more information or to view the AFS Library on the web, visit

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $48 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Casting Source magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at