Have you used cloudLibrary before? If not, you’re in for a treat. Those who are already enjoy OverDrive will love this resource. cloudLibrary is a fantastic app for kids and families looking for eBooks and eAudiobooks to enjoy from the convenience of the couch.
Never used it before? No problem! Our Niche Academy tutorial on cloudLibrary is very helpful no matter what device you use. Additionally, you can always reach out to us via our live chat, by email or text or by phone.
USING CLOUDLIBRARY ON A COMPUTER
When cloudLibrary opens, it opens onto the “Featured” page. Here you’ll only see the newest titles. If you don’t want to scroll through that way, you can use the “List View,” which can be seen at the right of any row of titles. From there, you can easily borrow or place holds. If you are as impatient as I am, the Filter tool at the top allows you to only see items available for immediate check out.
At the top of the page you can select “Browse” to create a selection of titles more specific to your interests. There, you select fiction or nonfiction and the age level. The list of genres at the top can be selected or unselected so only genres you want to read show. If you click the star to the left of each row, that genre or topic is added to your favorites list. Select the star when you next browse to only see titles from your favorite genres.
CLOUDLIBRARY MOBILE APP
The app looks a little bit different, but functions the same way as the website. Once the app is open, select the search icon at the bottom of the page. The “Featured” and “Favorites” tabs function the same way as on the website. Tapping a star will make the genre or topic you’re interested in show up in Favorites. Selecting the “All” tab at the top of your screen gives you access to the same options for browsing as the site, but selecting your preferences is just a little bit harder.
There is a line near the top of your screen that will read a number of results. Tapping on that will open up a screen where you can select age level, fiction or nonfiction and any topics or genres you want to show up in your search fields. Tap on any of the topics you like—there are tons of them—then tap “Save” at the top right.
You can also filter options by tapping the little icon with three lines at the top right of the screen in the search tab. Once you’ve selected an item, you will see more information and have the option to borrow, place a hold or save a book for later.
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