Introducing cloudLibrary!

A new eBook and eAudiobook platform from Kalamazoo Public Library.

Select from more than 100,000 titles; spend less time waiting and more time reading. Discover new content, borrow your favorites and save future titles. Sync your downloads across multiple devices so you can read or listen wherever you go. 

All you need is your library card!

Get started with cloudLibrary » Available Now!

How do I use the new cloudLibrary system?

cloudLibrary is best experienced through the cloudLibrary app.

Follow these three easy steps:

Step 1: 

Download the cloudLibrary app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or install the cloudLibrary app for Windows PC or Mac OS X

Step 2:

Visit the cloudLibrary site. Select your country, state, and library, then enter your library card number and PIN. Click agree to terms and log in.

Step 3:

Browse, borrow and start reading or listening!

Visit cloudLibrary’s support page to download a user guide (PDF), watch how-to videos or search for other help topics. For KPL support, call 269-553-7800.

Questions and Support

Compatible Devices

  • Android – 4.1 and up
  • iOS Devices – iOS 9.0 an up
  • Kindle Fire - 3rd generation and up
  • Kobo
  • Mac OS – OS X.6.x or newer (i.e. Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra)
  • Nook – Android 4.1 or up
  • Windows – Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: eInk Kindles (Kindle E-reader or Paperwhite), iPods and mp3 players that do not support apps are not compatible with the cloudLibrary app.

Please contact KPL at 269-553-7800 to determine if your device is compatible and explore your options.

Why won’t my Kindle E-reader work with cloudLibrary?

Amazon uses its own proprietary operating system that does not currently support the ePub format used by most eBook services, including cloudLibrary. Kindle E-reader users will have the option to use OverDrive/Libby.

What titles will cloudLibrary offer?

KPL’s cloudLibrary eBook and eAudiobook collection features more than 100,000 titles including popular options from some of your favorite authors, new releases and much more. New titles are added weekly.

How many titles can I check out on cloudLibrary and for how long?

Check out up to 10 titles at one time and keep them for up to 21 days.

What if cloudLibrary does not have the title I want?

The title may be available in the KPL Catalog through OverDrive/Libby or Hoopla. KPL may also have physical copies of the title at one of its five locations, or KPL staff can obtain one for you through MelCat.

Will KPL still offer OverDrive/Libby?

Yes, Overdrive/Libby is still available.

Why is KPL offering both OverDrive/Libby and cloudLibrary?

cloudLibrary is an exciting new player in the library eBook world with many unique features (i.e. title sharing between libraries, an advanced easy to use app, a great selection of titles, reduced wait times on holds, etc.). Also, KPL wanted to retain our membership in the MCLS library cooperative eBook group (with whom we collectively own/manage our OverDrive service) while exploring the benefits of a new eBook platform.