On March 1 the Maine Infonet Download Library migrated from Overdrive to the cloudLibrary platform and merged with Scarborough Public Library's existing cloudLibrary to create a collection of over 10,000 downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. Click here for more information about the switch and information on device compatibility. On March 16, 1,000 more audiobooks and 200 more eBooks were transferred. Links in the Minerva catalog are in the process of being updated.
The cloudLibrary app can be used with most smartphones and tablets and on PCs and Macs. Books can be transferred from a computer to some dedicated eReaders including the Nook and Kobo. A limited number of Nook eReaders are available for loan.
Visit the cloudLibrary Launch Page for more information on device compatibility or to download software for use with a computer or Kindle Fire. For tablets and smartphones, look for the free cloudLibrary app in your app store. The first time you open the app, enter your library card number without any spaces. There is no PIN number. 3 books may be checked out at a time for 3 weeks.
You may suggest books be purchased for the cloudLibrary using the "Suggest" feature within the app or by emailing askSPL [at] scarboroughlibrary.org
Note: If using a dedicated eReader such as the Nook or Kobo, be sure to create an Adobe ID before installing the cloudLibrary software on your computer. Explicitly provide this Adobe ID, do not choose the option to have one generated for you by cloudLibrary. This will facilitate your use of other eBook platforms.
Kindle Fire Users: There is no cloudLibrary app in the Kinlde app store. Use these instructions to load the app on your Kindle Fire. If you get stuck at the Install step, power off your device and try again. This appears to fix the issue.
To troubleshoot the cloudLibrary app and resolve error messages, see the support section of the cloudLibrary website. Your card must be current (not expired) and you must have no outstanding charges over $5.00 to use this service.
For assistance with the Cloud Library please call the Reference Desk at 883-4723 option 4 or visit us in person with your eReading device.