OPL transitions from OverDrive to cloudLibrary for digital collection

Beginning October 1, Oakville Public Library will begin the transition from OverDrive to cloudLibrary for eBooks and audiobooks.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • OverDrive/Libby will no longer be available as of November 18
  • Holds will not transfer over. Privacy laws prohibit existing holds on OverDrive/Libby from being transferred to cloudLibrary
  • Even more titles will be available to you through cloudLibrary. OPL customers will continue to have access to our complete collection PLUS access to eBooks and audiobooks from more than 23 other Ontario library systems. (That’s 135,000+ new titles!)
  • cloudLibrary is compatible with iOS, Android, Nook, Windows, MAC OS, Kobo and Kindle Fire as a mobile or desktop app depending on the device

Have questions about setting up cloudLibrary, troubleshooting, or device compatibility? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

 

Here’s how to get started with cloudLibrary:

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 kindle-feedback@amazon.com and request that Amazon allow compatibility with cloudLibrary.

Step 2: Setup and Log In

Once the download is complete, open the app and follow the prompts on screen:

  • Choose your Language, Country, Province and Library.
  • Read and accept the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and End User License Agreement to continue.
  • Enter your Oakville Public Library card number and PIN (typically the last 4 digits of your phone number).

Note: If using the cloudLibrary Desktop App, please refer to the information on our Frequently Asked Questions page for instructions on how to activate your Adobe ID and Transfer eBooks to your eReader with cloudLibrary.

Step 3: Discover and Enjoy!

You’re ready to begin! Borrow up to 15 items at a time and benefit from a 21 day loan period. You can also place holds on up to 10 items at a time.

Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


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