The Maine InfoNet Download Library has migrated to a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This replaces the Overdrive platform previously used.
To use the system, simply download the app for your device by going to: http://yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/how-it-works or go to http://download.maineinfonet.org and follow the links to login via your library.
With this transition to the cloudLibrary the Download Library continues to offer readers over 10,000 digital titles that were already in the Download Library plus new titles and additional copies of popular titles.
The cloudLibrary platform offers patrons an App-based user experience that makes it easy to download eBooks and e-Audiobooks. The cloudLibrary App highlights the best and freshest titles in our collection, and also allows for patron customization.
Users of Kindle devices should be advised that the Kindle Fire (2nd generation or newer) works with the cloudLibrary, but e-ink Kindles do not.
If you had place a hold on an item in the Overdrive system those were unable to be migrated to the new CloudLibrary System. Please re-place any holds you are still interested in using the CloudLibrary.
Important Questions & Answers:
How do I use the new cloudLibrary system?
The cloudLibrary system is best experienced through the cloudLibrary App. Simply go to http://yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/how-it-works and follow the directions!
You can download the app, called cloudLibrary, in the Playstore for Android devices, the App Store for Apple/ iOS devices, and the Windows Store for Windows devices. For Kindle Fire devices go to http://yourcloudlibrary.com and click on the “available on Kindle Fire” link on the right side of the page.
You can also access the cloudLibrary system using a browser by going to http://download.maineinfonet.org and logging in by selecting your library from the list provided and logging in with your library card.
What if I checked out an e-book or an audiobook using Overdrive before the migration, can I still read it?
All checkouts made through Overdrive expire February 28th, 2017.
Will my holds transfer to the new system?
Holds will not transfer to the new system. You should place a new hold in the cloudLibrary by downloading the app and logging in on March 1st.
What devices are compatible with the cloudLibrary app?
What devices work
- Smart Phones
- Nook readers
- Kobo eReaders
- Kindle Fire (2nd generation or newer)
- Desktop computers
- Iphones, Ipads, Ipod Touch
What devices do not work:
- eInk Kindles (such as the Kindle E-reader or Paperwhite)
- Mp3 players that do not support apps
Will I be able to use my Kindle eInk reader?
Unfortunately, no. Amazon does not support the ePub format used by the cloudLibrary platform.
How can I get help with the cloudLibrary?
The cloudLibrary support site is located at: http://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/support There you can download a cloudLibrary User Guide, watch how-to videos or search for other help topics. Your local library may also be able to help you with questions you might have. If they cannot, you can contact the Download Library using this online form.
Why did you make this switch?
Maine InfoNet and the Maine InfoNet Board of Directors are continuously looking for opportunities to provide better services at a better value for Maine libraries. The old Download Library received regular criticism that the system was too difficult to use. The cloudLibrary is app-based and has a simpler process to check out and download titles. Libraries in Maine that have offered both systems say the cloudLibrary is much easier for library patrons to use.
Additionally, the cloudLibrary will allow more Maine Libraries to participate in the Maine InfoNet Download Library. Under the old platform, we were unable to add many types of libraries, including school libraries, due to limitations imposed by the system. Now, by switching to the new 3M/Bibliotheca cloudLibrary, any library wishing to participate will be allowed to join. Allowing more libraries to join and participate in the Download Library translates directly into more people in Maine having access and more content being purchased – a great thing for all of us.