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Welcome to cloudLibrary™! Discover a continuously growing collection with thousands of new & popular titles for all ages and interests, FREE with your Greater Sudbury Public Library card.

Getting started is easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1: Download the cloudLibrary™ App

cloudLibrary™ has downloadable apps available for the following platforms:

*Not supported by all versions: cloudLibrary™ is currently not compatible with Kindle Paperwhites or Kindle Apps. If you would like to read eBooks from the library on your Kindle, please email and request that Amazon allow compatibility with cloudLibrary™.

CloudLibrary has recently announced the release of CloudLibrary for Android - version 4.6.26.
In order to ensure a seamless eBook reading experience, Android patrons should update immediately to the latest version of CloudLibrary.

The following devices are not compatible with the latest cloudLibrary Android release and will require a newer device in order to continue enjoying eBooks. Audiobooks will still work on these devices if upgraded to cloudLibrary version 4.6.26:
  • Devices below Android 5.0 (released Dec. 2014)
  • Amazon Fire devices below Fire OS version 5 that use CloudLibrary versions 3.6 to 3.8

Step 2: Setup & Log In

Once the download is complete, open the app and follow the prompts on screen:
  • Choose your Language, Country, Province and Library.
  • Enter your Greater Sudbury Public Library card number and PIN (typically 4 digits).
  • Read and accept the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and End User License Agreement to continue.
Note: If using the cloudLibrary Desktop App, please refer to the information at the following link: Click here for instructions on how to activate your Adobe ID and Transfer eBooks to your eReader with cloudLibrary.

Step 3: Discover & Enjoy!

Now you're ready to take your library, on-the-go!

  • Borrow up to 10 items at a time and benefit from a 21 day loan period with automatic returns and no late fees.
  • You can also place holds on up to 10 items at a time.
  • Can't find what you're searching for? Let us know!
  • Select the 'Suggestions for Library' view under 'Filters' in the cloudLibrary™ desktop app, search for your title, then click the 'Suggest to Library' icon.
  • For the cloudLibrary™ mobile app, simply search for your title and tap the 'Suggest to Library' icon.

Check out the updated cloudLibrary Users Guide to learn more about the app. 

How To Transfer eBooks to Your eReader with cloudLibrary™

Step 1: Download the cloudLibrary™ Desktop App

The cloudLibrary™ desktop app is compatible with most epub-compatible eReaders, including Kobo™ and NOOK™. To get started, please download & install the cloudLibrary™ desktop app for your operating system.

Note: cloudLibrary™ is currently not compatible with Kindle Paperwhites or Kindle Apps.                  
If you would like to read eBooks from the library on your Kindle, please email and request that Amazon allow compatibility with cloudLibrary™.

Step 2: Sign In & Activate Adobe ID

When you first use the cloudLibrary™ desktop app, you will be prompted to activate your cloudLibrary™ account with an Adobe ID after you log in.

It is important that the PC and the eReader have both been activated with the same encrypting account - either an Adobe ID account or a cloudLibrary vendor ID Adobe account.

If you will only be using cloudLibrary™ (without OverDrive)

When you log in to the cloudLibrary™ desktop app, choose the recommended option to "automatically generate an ID".

Note that if you have used OverDrive® in the past, Adobe Digital Editions must be uninstalled from your computer before installing the cloudLibrary™ app in order for it to function properly.

If you will be using both cloudLibrary™ and OverDrive®

You must have both the cloudLibrary™ desktop app and Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. Any eBooks you download in cloudLibrary™ will redirect to Adobe Digital Editions.

When you authorize the cloudLibrary™ app, choose "explicitly provide an Adobe ID", and enter the same ID that you have used for Adobe Digital Editions. Some computers may recognize your ID automatically, and you can simply click to activate the detected ID.

Step 3: Transfer eBooks to Your eReader

To transfer an ebook to your eReader from the cloudLibrary™ desktop app follow the instructions listed below:

  • While logged into the cloudLibrary™ desktop app, connect your eReader to your computer using a USB cable (make sure the device is turned on and awake).
  • Once the device is recognized by your computer, you will see the device name appear in the My Books tab and a green 'Transfer to Device' button will appear over your borrowed ebooks. 
  • Click on the green 'Transfer to Device' icon. (Note: Audiobooks are not transferable to an eReader. Please use the cloudLibrary™ desktop or mobile app to listen to borrowed audiobooks).
  • Once the transfer is successfully complete, the dialog box will indicate that the item has 'Finished Transferring' to your device.
  • Safely eject your eReader before disconnecting the USB cable.

You can now enjoy your ebook on your eReader!

Related Questions

I've accidentally chosen the automatically generated ID instead of providing my personal Adobe ID. How can I switch this?

Log out of the app, by clicking on your library card and then click Log out. Next log back into the cloudLibrary app. You will be presented with the option to change this after entering your library credentials.

How do I erase cloudLibrary's authorization on my computer?

Logging out of the cloudLibrary app will erase its Adobe authorization.

I can't activate my device because I have reached my limit of Adobe device activations. What do I do?

If you've received a message that you cannot activate your device because you've reached your limit of adobe device activations, use this form to reset the activation for your device. Your device should be reset within 48 business hours of the request.