Getting Started with eXpress Titles and cloudLibrary

In Browser:

eXpress Titles are like a digital version of our Hits To Go collection. One title can be borrowed for a week at a time; and no holds can be placed on this collection.  

Titles in this collection appear in the catalogue as an eXpress Titles format. Clicking on the ‘eXpress Titles’ link will bring you to the collection’s web interface.

Desktop app:

To get the cloudLibrary desktop app, follow this link. Desktop apps are available for Windows and Mac.

Once you've installed the cloudLibrary software on your computer, you can sign into your account. It will walk you through the process of choosing your country, province, library, and library account. cloudLibrary uses Adobe Digital Editions to allow you borrow copyrighted ebooks. If you do not have an Adobe ID you can create one or have cloudLibrary automatically create one for you.

You can use the cloudLibrary app directly to browse the collection, check out and read titles. Titles can be downloaded within the app for offline reading. You can also return titles. From "My Books", click on "List View". The subsequent list will give you the option to return.

Mobile Apps:

The cloudLibrary mobile app is freely available for iOS and Android devices as well as Amazon's Fire tablet. You can find it at the app store or from the cloudLibrary's website. When you log on to the app for the first time, it will walk you through the sign in process by choosing your country, province, library, and library account.

Once you’ve logged in, you will be able to browse and see what’s available or search for a specific title with the magnifying glass at the top right hand side of the screen.

To see the titles you've checked out, tap the three horizontal bars in the upper left corner and then tap "My Book". To download a title, tap the downward point arrow on the title's cover. A title without that arrow has already been downloaded.

To return a title, in "My Books" choose "Return" from the menu near the top. Then tap the red "RETURN" button and confirm by tapping "YES".

Transfer to an eReader:

To transfer a Fast Read Ebooks title to an eReader, use the cloudLibrary desktop app. Once you've installed the software, and have checked out an ebook you'd like to transfer, plug in and connect your eReader and go to "My Books" on the desktop app. You will see, or soon see, a green "Transfer to device" button at the bottom your titles. The "Transfer to device" button will only appear after you've plugged in your eReader. Clicking that button will download the title to your eReader. To safely eject your eReader, close the desktop app.

How-to videos for troubleshooting cloudLibrary FAQs, as well as search tips can be found here

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