cloudLibrary App - Android Devices with Play Store

No Google Play Store on the device? See the instructions for Kindle Fires and other Android devices without Play Store.
Nook Samsung tablet or Nook Tablet 7 should use this version of the app. The cloudLibrary app is no longer compatible with Nook HD, but users can still transfer books from PC or Mac.

Click here for a full list of Nook devices and how to use them with cloudLibrary.

Getting Started

A. Install App & Log in
  1. Open the Play Store on your device.
  2. Search for and install the cloudLibrary by bibliotheca app. 
  3. Open the app for first use - it will want you to connect to your library.  Fill out as follows: 
    • Select Country and State.
    • Select Library = State Library of Kansas
    • Enter Your Library ID: 
      • Library ID = your Kansas Library eCard number
      • Library PIN/Password = your birthdate in MMDDYYYY format.  Example: If your birthday is January 29, 1980, you should enter 01291980. 
  4. The app will connect. For this first use, you will need to Accept the terms & conditions to continue. Normally, the app will save your information and you will not have to log in every time. 
B. Brief App Overview
Main Menu: the app has several sections that are accessible through a Main Menu. To see this menu, tap near the 3 blue lines (far left corner) and it will pop up.
  • Featured - this is the display case of the library.  Commonly, you'll see "New Additions" at the top. Other shelves will come & go (example: every summer we will put up a Kansas Notable Books shelf when the new list of winners has been released). 
  • Browse - this is subject browse, and the best place to start when new to the service. 
    • Fiction & nonfiction can be selected across the top of this page, then you can browse the main categories in each. 
    • Some categories will have further subcategories, this will be indicated by a down arrow next to the category name.
    • Stars - you can favorite a category of subcategory, which will put it in the starred tab at the top of the browse area.  This makes them easier to get to later.
  • My Books - your account screen.  You will access any current checkouts, your holds list, and your reading history from here. 
  • Filters - can toggle between viewing only "Available books" (books with no holds) or seeing "All Titles" (every book, even if all of the copies are checked out) while searching and browsing.
  • Settings - where you set your email address for notifications or log out (only do this if you share the device with others).
Search is the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the app. This is a simple search, and will work best with the last name of an author or part of a book title. 

Check Out a Book

You may browse or search however you wish, but for your first use this is our recommendation, as it will show you only books you can get right this moment (no books with holds lists): 
  1. Go to Filters and turn on the "Available books" option. 
  2. Go to Browse, then scroll through either fiction or nonfiction to find the types of books you prefer.
  3. When you have found a book, tap on it. The book's details will show, and contain a green checkout button.
  4. The app will go to the My Books section now, and the book will show in the "Reading" area. If it does not download automatically, tap the cover to start download. 

Reading a Book

  • Open a book: go to My Books and tap the cover of the book.
  • Turn a page: tap the right margin to go forward, tap the left margin to back up. 
  • Close a book: tap the center of the book page. This pulls up a menu, tap the cloudLibrary icon in the left corner.
  • Change Reading Settings: tap the center of the book page.
    • Font button - change text size.
    • 3-dot button - the rest of the options (mode/colors, brightness, margins, rotation lock). 

What Else? 

  • 5 books may be checked out at a time.
  • Books check out for 14 days. There is not a renewal option, but you can check out the book again immediately if no one else had it on hold.  
  • Early return is encouraged to release the book for another to use.  Here's how to find the option: 
    • Go to My Books. 
    • Tap the blue Return Books.
  • Holds notes: 
    • To be notified when it is your turn for a hold, go to Main Menu->Settings.  Give the app your email address.  It will send you a confirmation email, follow any instructions in the email to finalize setup. 
    • You have 3 days to check out a book when it is your turn.  Available books will show a green "Checkout" button in My Books->Holds list.