OverDrive and Libby users, the Altadena Libraries are excited to unveil a new way for our cardholders to read on their favorite mobile devices – the cloudLibrary app by bibliotheca!
A cloud-based application available on Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows, Google Play, Amazon Fire, nook, and more, cloudLibrary by bibliotheca allows the Altadena Library to share materials with 25+ other libraries, giving our cardholders access to over 140,000 titles (compared to only 3,500 titles currently offered in OverDrive and Libby).
Here’s the timeline for this exciting transition:
- This week in OverDrive and Libby, the maximum checkouts per user will be decreased to one to allow us to perform the transition internally.
- We encourage users to download the cloudLibrary app this week and log in using your Altadena Library card. You won’t see many titles yet – don’t worry, we are still transitioning!
- On Wednesday, February 19, cloudLibrary will be stocked with the 3,500 titles carried over from OverDrive and Libby. OverDrive and Libby will no longer be accessible with your Altadena Library card.
- On Thursday, February 27, the transition to cloudLibrary will be complete, and users will have access to the 140,000+ titles available in the app!
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this transition! It is important to us that our library cardholders have access to the best resources in the market and the most comprehensive collection possible, and with cloudLibrary, we feel confident you are in good hands! If you have any questions or need assistance, drop by the Main Library or Bob Lucas Branch to speak with library staff in person or call (626) 798-0833 for assistance!