Mac cloudLibrary App Guide

In order to checkout ebooks or eaudiobooks from cloudLibrary, you need a valid library card from Siouxland Libraries.

Getting started:

  1. Visit
  2. Select the Mac OS version to download.
  3. Select Download App.
  4. Once the file is downloaded go to Finder then Downloads.
  5. Double Click on the file so the cloudLibrary Icon appears.

  6. Drag the icon into the Applications folder.
  7. Open the Applications folder and double click on the cloudLibrary app to open the app. This will also send it to Launchpad.
  8. A log in box will pop open prompting you to choose your country, state, library, library card number and PIN and to accept the terms of agreement.

  9. Use the app to Browse, Checkout and Download.

Browse and Checkout:

  • Library customers may check out up to 10 items at one time, and place holds on up to 15 items. Items check out for 21 days.
  • A list of Features is the default screen when first opening the app. The other tabs listed include Browse for browsing genres; Search for searching titles; and My Books for reading books and checking on your account.
  • Select the title of your choice to see if it is available for checkout.
    • If it is available for checkout you will see the “Borrow” button.
      • As soon as you select “Borrow”, the app will direct you to the My Books tab.
      • You can click on the book and a new tab will open for reading
    • If the item is already checked out, you will see an “Add to Hold List” button.

Managing Your Account and Titles:

  • From the MyBooks page, you can manage holds and view your reading history.
  • You can also return items early by switching to the List View (upper right corner of bookshelf)
    • The List View gives the option to “Continue Reading” or “Return”. Selecting “Return” will remove the item from your MyBooks page.