The Allen Public Library is pleased to announce that the library’s entire eBook and eAudiobook collection (currently hosted by OverDrive) will be available through cloudLibrary beginning January 15, 2019. Most of our purchased OverDrive content will be transferred to cloudLibrary. Subscription content or titles exclusive to Overdrive will not transfer. Holds placed on OverDrive will not transfer, so patrons may place new holds in cloudLibrary starting on January 15.
We are making this switch for two major reasons: ease of use and increased content. Our eBooks and eAudiobooks will now be hosted in one simple app. Through cloudLibrary, we are also members of cloudLink. This program allows us to share digital collections with other participating Texas libraries. The Texas cloudLink consortium currently includes 22 libraries (including Allen Public Library) and access to more than 110,000 items. CloudLibrary is already available to our patrons. To access cloudLibrary, first download the cloudLibrary app, then log in with your library card number and library account password.
For assistance getting started in the cloudLibrary app, visit our Digital Library page or call the Library at 214.509.4905.
For further information on this change, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.