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Dec 12

Cloud Library: New Online Reader

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 3:59 PM by Lianne Flax

Cloud Library now has an Online Reader option, which does not require the installation of software or the download of files. It allows you to checkout & read all inside your internet browser. We have tested it over the last few days and it works well.  See here for notes on using the online reader.

Who is this option for? Anyone using a device or computer that could not use the Cloud Library before, because there was not a compatible option. Examples:
  • Windows phone or Windows RT tablets
  • computers that are too old to use the Cloud Library software, such as Windows XP or Macs older than 10.7.
  • older Chromebooks that have tried the CL app, and while the app installed it was too slow.
Can I use the online reader even if my device has software/app available? Sure, but realize that the online reader currently requires a constant internet connection, when the software/app allows you to be away from an internet connection once your book is downloaded (all reading can be done offline.