cloudLibrary – browse, borrow and enjoy
By Bibliotheca Ltd
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The cloudLibrary allows you to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks from your local public library for free. Your library must subscribe to the service and you will be required to enter your library card and PIN to access the content. Navigation and personalization makes it easier than ever to find eBooks or Audiobooks from your local public library. This app includes a fully functional reader allowing the user to read their eBook directly in the app, as well as bookmark and save the position of their book across devices. It also includes an Audiobook player, allowing the user to download, play and listen to their books offline.
What's New in Version 3.3.8
Fixed issue with offline Audiobook listening
Fixed issue with re-downloading previously downloaded eBooks after upgrade
Fixed issue with offline eBook reading after upgrade
Fixed issue with My Books shelf being empty if your library has patron loan history disabled
Poor app, why would any library use it?
I have been trying to use this for 3 weeks...here's how it is supposed to work: there is a large collection of audiobooks at your library. You select "mystery" "audiobook" and "available now" the you hit search and several hundred titles come up that are available, mystery, and audiobook.
But here's what really happens: You select mystery, available now, and audio....and search - The app shows you three books, 2 are the same. You select one by tapping it and when it opens it says it's not available. So, frustrated, you search all audio books that are available and several hundred actually come up, mostly religious memoirs, but in between you see dozens of mysteries, so you try to filter out the hundreds of books you aren't interested in...but some of the ones you choose to read end up not being available....so finally you sit and try to think of an author you've read, and search her titles....and then you see a list of her mysteries, and a few are available ...after you listen to those, you desperately try to think of other authors you know...and you might come up with a few titles to listen to that way. Meanwhile there are actually other library apps that actually work. If you are considering an app for your library, don't choose this one.
On the up side, I am grateful that my local library supports access to ebooks.
Of all the ereader apps out there, this one is about as lame as they come. Is there no "library" capability from iBooks or Kindle or Nook?? This app is a poor imitation. There are occasionally issues with the "authentication server" which prevent me from logging in at all. Then, the selection of books that are available seems severely limited. More often than not I search for a title that is available elsewhere on the web, and it is not found. Is this the fault of the app? Or my library? I don't know. The interface is pretty awkward, but most annoying of all is the need to login and re-download books all the time. Part of the idea of having an ebook on my iPad is to NOT have to be constantly connected to the Internet. But with this one, it seems I have to make that connection frequently. I see no rhyme nor reason for this. It also has a tendency to crash, although that may have improved some with recent updates—I'm not sure since I try to avoid using this app.
Glad that it's free, but very disappointed
My library used to use overdrive. Overdrive allowed me to download in Kindle format, it also was much easier to highlight. Overdrive also had more formatting options, such as allowing columns and It has much more control over text size. I wish my library would go back to overdrive, but since that's not an option I hope this app gets updated so that it can catch up to overdrive.
When listening to audiobooks I would like to have the ability to go forward or back 30 seconds using the volume buttons on my headphones like the audible app has. Audible also has that ability on the Apple Watch. My rating would change to 5 stars with these changes.
Update: I'm liking this app less the more I use it. I find it's almost impossible to access footnotes. I'm wondering if people who give this app a 5 star rating have ever used Kindle for iPhone. Can't beat the price but this is a very poor reading app.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Jun 22, 2017
- Version: 3.3.8
- Size: 42.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Bibliotheca Ltd
- © Copyright 2012-2017, Bibliotheca
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.