Windows 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 Windows version of the app to download
  3. Select Download the Windows App and Run
  4. Follow the steps through the setup wizard to accept the agreement and install the app
  5. 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

  6. After logging in, you will be prompted to Activate the app. Choose the recommended option

  7. Use the app to Browse, Checkout and Read ebooks.

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.