Provide access to the popular digital content your library users crave

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Photo illustration: Woman browsing e-book and e-audiobook titles on cloudLibrary tablet app

cloudLibrary lets libraries build and share ebook and audiobook collections and provide library users access to digital magazines, newspapers, comics, graphic novels, manga, and streaming videos.

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One intuitive app to access all forms of digital content

There's no need to have multiple apps as cloudLibrary provides access to a rich collection of digital content including millions of ebooks and audiobooks as well as tens of thousands of magazines, digital newspapers, digital comics, and streaming video titles. Titles are available from many popular publishers, including Penguin Random House, Sourcebooks, Macmillan, Entangled Publishing, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Hachette Book Group USA, Bloomsbury, Simon & Schuster, and Disney.

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Instantly expand and diversify your collection with cloudLink sharing

cloudLibrary’s unique content sharing program, cloudLink, is a budget-friendly way to expand the breadth and depth of your e-book and audiobook collection. You’ll increase circulation of lesser-used titles, and decrease hold times on popular materials by working with other cloudLink libraries in your state.

Let users binge all they want—no viewing limits or pass required

With cloudLibrary, your library users have unlimited, simultaneous access to digital magazines, comics, graphic novels, and streaming video, with no holds or waits. Young readers can tear through that graphic novel series without worry, and streaming a TV series ad-free has never been simpler.

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cloudLibrary provides access to a rich collection of digital content in 11 countries and more than 50 languages.

What your library users get with cloudLibrary

Your users will love having access to popular content with shorter hold times. And they can binge all the magazines, comics, and streaming video they want with unlimited, simultaneous access.

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eBooks and digital audiobooks

Offer instant access to millions of ebooks and audiobooks with our streamlined app. Users can also benefit from neighboring libraries’ collections through cloudLink, allowing you to affordably expand your digital offerings and meet users’ needs with reduced waiting times.

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Digital magazines and newspapers

Help your community stay informed, entertained, and curious with access to over 8,000 digital magazine and newspaper titles in 60 languages. Readers will enjoy instant, simultaneous access to individual articles and back issues.

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Digital comics and manga

With Comics Plus®, your readers can have unlimited, simultaneous access to thousands of digital comics and manga (and picture books!) from publishers like Andrews McMeel, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse, Europe Comics, Fantagraphics, Humanoids, Image Comics, Kodansha, Oni Press, Tokyopop, Yen Press, and dozens more. Maximize circulation through book clubs, community reading programs, and other engaging initiatives with no holds, wait lists, or monthly borrowing limits.

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Streaming video

Provide unlimited access to an ad-free streaming service with thousands of films and TV episodes. Users will enjoy high-quality streaming experience on all devices including smart TVs, streaming sticks, and mobile devices. This curated collection of quality video content was chosen specifically with the library audience in mind.

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Why choose cloudLibrary?
With a variety of popular digital content in one intuitive app, a seamless option to leverage the collections from cloudLink partner libraries instead of purchasing, and a simple content purchasing platform, cloudLibrary provides users what they want without additional burden on staff.

  • Expanded collections with cloudLink, a unique content sharing program for ebooks and audiobooks
  • Unlimited, simultaneous access to comics, newspapers, and streaming video
  • 20,000+ comics, manga, and picture books
  • 8,000 digital magazines and newspapers, in 60 total languages
  • 2,600+ streaming video titles
  • An intuitive mobile app available in 20 languages

See how you can provide a seamless digital content experience for your library users at a budget-friendly price

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Service availability

  • Available in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

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