Libraries in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, the US, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Romania, Singapore, and South Africa use cloudLibrary's services.
If you have a library card from a library, which makes use of cloudLibrary in one of these territories, you can get started with borrowing content in the app. You'll be able to find out if this is the case from their website or by directly contacting the library.
cloudLibrary is available for a wide range of platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Chrome, and Nook.
cloudLibrary's user interface differs slightly across platforms. The information provided below is based on the Windows version. While this is the case, all of the information is relevant across the board and things won't be too different on other platforms.
Getting Started With cloudLibrary
Step 1: If your library uses cloudLibrary, then you will first need to download the app before you can start accessing content.
Step 2: Fire up the app and select your country.
Step 3: You'll be asked to further refine your location and you will then be given the option of selecting your library. In my case, it's Saskatoon Public Library.
Step 4: You can now enter your library information, which you would have received when signing up for your library card. After the login, you'll have access to your library's digital content.
It's nice to see public libraries embracing the future by making use of the cloudLibrary app. This is especially refreshing since audiobooks are made available too.
It's also easy to navigate a digital library quite quickly, which the younger generation will appreciate.
Public libraries still play the important role of information centers. There are also tons of physical books old and new that you can't get in the digital form that these facilities organize and make available to us.
By embracing software such as cloudLibrary, libraries can ensured that their importance won't be lost upon the youth of today.