Getting started with cloudLibrary

Getting started with cloudLibrary using Android

You can use the cloudLibrary app to get express eBooks on your Android device

Step 1
Install cloudLibrary from Google Play

Step 2
Open the cloudLibrary app. You will first get a welcome screen. Tap anywhere to continue. Next, it will first ask you to select a Country. Make sure that Canada (CA) is selected. Tap on ‘Ontario’ and then tap on ‘Ottawa Public Library’ from the list of libraries.

Step 3
Enter your library card / PIN and tap on ‘Login’. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.

Step 4
Since holds are not allowed on the entire eBook collection, we suggest that you use the filter option. To display only titles that are available, tap on the top left hand corner of the app. Next, tap on ‘Filters’, then on the box beside ‘Available Now’.

 

Getting Started with cloudLibrary for Windows and Kobo

With a Windows computer, you can borrow and enjoy eBooks, from cloudLibrary’s website.

Step 1
Visit the cloudLibrary page at: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/ottawapl/

Step 2
Click on Login and enter your library card and PIN

Step 3
Our Express collection does not allow for holds. To see what titles are available, click on Filters, and choose available now.

 

Step 4
Choose an available eBook and click on Borrow.

Step 5
Click on ‘Read’. The eBook will open in your web browser. To view or return checked out titles, click on ‘My Books’

To transfer titles to a Kobo
Download the Windows cloudLibrary software from http://yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/get-the-app/windows .

Once installed, cloudLibrary will prompt you for your location as well as your Library Card number and PIN. You must agree to their legal terms before continuing.

 

If you wish to use both cloudLibrary and Overdrive, you have to make sure to be using the same Adobe ID. We recommend that you do not use the “Automatically generate ID for cloudLibrary” option.

Example 1, CloudLibrary detects your Adobe ID

 

Example 2, If CloudLibrary doesn’t detect your Adobe ID and you use or plan on using Overdrive, choose ‘Explicitly provide an Adobe ID‘ and enter it manually. If you do not have an Adobe ID, go to Adobe’s website to create one: http://www.adobe.com/ca/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html

 

Go to ‘My Books’ to see checked out eBooks. If your Kobo is connected to your computer, the transfer to device button should appear. Click on this button.

 

Please note that you can only have 2 Express eBooks checked out at a time. To return an eBook click on ‘My Books’, ‘List View’, and then Return.

 

I accidentally accepted the cloudLibrary ID instead of installing my personal Adobe Digital Editions ID.

For Windows 7
Go to the Start menu. Search %appdata%
This should pull up a list of folders.
Delete the cloudLibrary folder (basically just its cache, it is also where it stores an Adobe ID for DRM purposes).
The next time you check out a book in the cloudLibrary and open it, the cloudLibrary will use whatever Adobe ID your Adobe Digital Editions is authorized with. If you do not have ADE, it will ask if you wish to use the system-generated ID or to enter your own.

CloudLibrary installation & account FAQ
http://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/support/installation-account

Getting started with cloudLibrary using iPhone/iPad

You can use the cloudLibrary app to get express eBooks on your Apple device

Step 1
Download cloudLibrary from the app store.

Step 2
Open the cloudLibrary app. You will first get a welcome screen. Tap anywhere to continue. Next, it will ask you to select a Country. Make sure that Canada (CA) is selected. Tap on Ontario and then tap on Ottawa Public Library from the list of libraries.

Step 3
Enter your library card / PIN and tap on Login. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.

Step 4
Since holds are not allowed on any title in this eBook collection, we suggest that you use the filter option. To display available titles, tap on the three lines at top left hand corner of the app. Next, tap on Filters, then on Available Now.

 

Getting Started with cloudLibrary for Mac

With a Mac computer, you can borrow and enjoy eBooks from cloudLibrary’s website.

Step 1
Visit our page at: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/ottawapl/

Step 2
Click on Login and enter your library card and PIN

Step 3
Our Express collection does not allow for holds. To see what titles are available, click on Filters, and choose available now.

 

Step 5
Click on Read. The eBook will open in your web browser. To view or return your checked out titles, click on ‘My Books’

To transfer titles to a Kobo:
Download the software from http://yourcloudlibrary.com. CloudLibrary recommends that you download their software while using Safari. CloudLibrary is supported for Mac OS 6 and newer operating systems so if you’re unsure of your version, please click on the apple icon in the top left corner and then click on ‘about this mac’.

 

Once installed, cloudLibrary will prompt you for your location as well as your Library Card number and PIN. You must agree to their legal terms before continuing.

 

If you have a pre-existing Adobe ID (that you use for Overdrive) please enter it here so that you can download both Overdrive and cloudLibrary titles.

Example 1, CloudLibrary detects your Adobe ID

 

Example 2, If CloudLibrary doesn’t detect your Adobe ID and you use or plan on using Overdrive, choose ‘Explicitly provide an Adobe ID’ and enter it manually. If you do not have an Adobe ID, go to Adobe’s website to create one: http://www.adobe.com/ca/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html

Go to ‘My Books’ to see checked out eBooks. If your Kobo is connected to your computer, the transfer to device button should appear. Click on this button.

 

Please note that you can only have 2 Express eBooks checked out at a time. To return an eBook click on ‘My Books’, ‘List View’, and then Return.