But cludgy. Ever time I open a book I have to readjust the font size. It does seem stable. But the library of titles is woefully limited.
Doesn’t work on iPhone 8 1/5
So disappointed! 1/5
By Hen mom
I don't know why my library changed from overdrive to iCloud but BIG mistakes. Not easy to navigate or search. Keeps coming up that book or author unknown and redo search.
Pretty good, doesn't sync across devices 4/5
By jurn hurdsgurn
I like being able to get library books at home, because I do shift work and I can't always get to the library when it's open. Auto return also prevents late fees! I like the book selection better than Overdrive (my local library's last service).
My one wish is that the app would sync between devices.
By Commuter College Student
This app is by far the easiest library app I use. It's my favorite one, and if I can help it, it's the only one I like to use. The others are clunky and not as user friendly. However, the highlighting is often difficult. If I want to look up a word within the app, it can be hard to highlight just the word I want. Otherwise, this app most easily syncs and I like it the most.
Great app, one annoying feature 4/5
Love this app, love being able to read countless books for free. Everything about the app seems well designed. User friendly, solid user interface.
My one gripe, which is quite annoying - every single time I open up to where I last left off, it takes me back to my library; i don't close the app - I always leave it on the page I was last on. Always resets to my library.
5 star if not for that little annoyance.
Love this app 5/5
I have read some many good books. I love the opportunity to be able to have several books available to read.
Used to work 1/5
I don’t know what happened with the last update but this app no longer works. Nothing loads properly. Everything is “offline”. Thank god my libraries are also available on Overdrive.
What's not to love about this app? It's my fave app. Makes it easy, fun & very convenient to borrow books. Gotta ℓσνє the audio as well.
Works perfectly 5/5
Since I use several libraries I've used this app, overdrive, and Open Library. All are solid apps. This app has worked seamlessly on my iPhone, iPad and kindle.
Not very good 1/5
My library used to have Overdrive. When I received a letter announcing the change to Cloud Library they promised more books and better choices. After searching for two months I have yet to find a book I want to read. What good is a program with more books if you don't want to read any of them?
I am grateful to have a library card from another system that uses Overdrive. I can recommend books with Overdrive this app doesn't have that capability.
I used to have Overdrive and then my library switched to Cloud. I liked Overdrive better because of their selections. The Cloud doesn't seem to have a lot of eBooks. Most of them are audio books which I don't like. It's ok. I still buy the ones I want from iBooks but I browse the Cloud too.
Easy to use for newbie 5/5
By Tulsan gals love to draw
This app makes reading library books simple and convenient. I'm not looking for complicated functions, but I like the interface and general experience.
Good, could be better 4/5
By B walks
Love love love that my library has audiobooks that I can easily download onto my phone. I wish it was easier to tell when a book is available or if it's checked out and can only be put on hold. I wish I could see what is available to check out right away without clicking into the book (esp since it seems so many books are not available at times). But yeah I find the app easy to use.
Works for me! 4/5
By E2 Pilot
Saves time and trouble, keeps up to date. Not too sure about the mult-i devise sync, but that's probably operated error.
Poor app is right 1/5
I can't even figure out how to get a filter for English-language only in searches. Annoying and the "pages" are really really ugly. I've got lines that start practically about 1/8 inch from the top. So we can change margins on the sides, how about margins on the top and bottom. I wish Overdrive was back.
Please fix sleep timer 3/5
Nice app for borrowing narrated books from your library system!
1) Sleep timer does not function at all.
2) Books are often NOT marked by chapters even though the book has them, but by brief segments. Odd.
Love this app! 4/5
By kool aid beans
I utilize this all the time, I can't believe how much reading I've been able to do this year. I read print at home, e-books at work and listen to audiobooks on my commute to and from work. It is convenient, just hoping to continue to see more audiobook options, love it!
Can't get help 1/5
I have used this app with great success until about an hour ago. All of a sudden I cannot access a library book I was reading and or any of the library information it just keeps telling me it is offline. I tried to get help by going to the website and was disappointed to find no help and no way to contact anyone to tell them about the issue. They have no way for you to get help. No phone number. No email address. So hopefully they read their comments. Your app is broken!!! Fix it!!!!
It works but there's room for improvement 3/5
I use this app every day for both audio and regular books. I love the option to check out library books without leaving my house. I also like the ability to read from my last spot across multiple devices. The search functionality could be better. It's a pain to have to type the author names spelled exactly right. It would be great to see recommendations based on the books I've read. I'd also prefer to see book reviews besides just the star rating.
Best app I've ever installed
Pretty bad app and can't get support 1/5
Keep getting the following message "loaned document no longer exists or was already returned"
So far so good 4/5
My library has both the cloud and overdrive. I go from one to another and have had good success. I read some of the other reviews and fortunately I haven't had any problems yet. I rate it a four and will review again after some time to see if it holds up
No accessibility 1/5
The voiceover accessibility on the iPhone is nonexistent with this app. They lie and say it is. All it does is read the same page over and over again. There is no way to turn the page. Apple gives you one instruction, the app gives you another… But no matter how many fingers you used to swipe, the page never turns. Epic fail! And the two finger automatic page turning is a lie as well. None of it works. All lies. Shame on you!
Easy to use and brings the library right to me. Love it!
Perfectly functional app 4/5
By Kyle BP
I've used this app to read ebooks on my iPad, and to listen to audiobooks on my iPhone.
Both uses work just fine, and have all the basic functionality you would expect.
Several of the negative reviews complain about a lack of books to choose from, but what's available to borrow depends on your library, not on the app. Users who want a larger or more varied selection need to take it up with their local librarian.
Thanks for joining with Overdrive 5/5
By Maine pix
ICloud was my first introduction to library books borrowed to my iPad. It was very exciting to read books at no cost and then have them automatically go "poof" after two weeks. The Hold feature is a real bonus. It took a lot of time for me to coordinate with Overdrive and find books all over Maine. I'm very happy you combined the two and I continue to use it to the max=three books at a time.
Doesn't work right 1/5
Lately anytime I try to download a book, it won't do it. Just spins that arrow circle forever and ever. I know it's not my device too because I can get kindle books on overdrive just fine. The app is updated as well. It use to work for me, so something is wrong with the app.
Great way to read! 4/5
Love the Audiobooks.
Could be more user friendly. Could have more options and authors
I love this app. I love Ebooks.
Pretty satisfied 3/5
I typically use this app for audiobooks. I love that my library has this as an option for me. I typically don't have too many issues, but sometimes it's difficult to search for a title and author at the same time.
By Watcher of winter
I used the over drive app to access the library until I hurt my shoulder and was out of work for a while. Imagine my surprise when I returned and could no longer access my library! My attempts at accessing my library via their web page did nothing to help me figure out how to get whichever new app they were using. Thank goodness for a fellow Audio book loving neighbor who steered me to where I needed to be. I'm still getting used to the new way of selecting books, but am finding it easy to navigate. Having my local library and the wealth of knowledge it contains at my fingertips is priceless.
Glad it's free 4/5
I was using Amazon to buy my books but that became quite pricey. I only wish I didn't have to wait so long for a book I want to read.
It's a great app, really easy to use. 4/5
By Pink star amaz
It's great I love to read on here but I wish it told you how much longer you had to read in the book or chapter.
It's okay. 3/5
I love that there's more books on here than there was on overdrive but it's not my favorite app. But, hey, I get to read without going to the bookstore and wiping out my budget forever so it's a definitely a plus.
Does what it's supposed to 3/5
This is the only such app our library has used and it does what is says it's supposed to. There is a large selection of books. I'd like a viewing choice of white letters on black for nighttime UT otherwise it's ok.
It's great 5/5
Love this, never be without a book.
Like this very much. 5/5
By Rockin' BJ
Great app for iPhone 5. I listen to the audio books. No trouble downloading except one book "The Identicals" which I think is related to just that book, since I tried 2 different times. I have plenty of time to listen in the 2 week period.
Great app. 5/5
Easy to use, and works great with our library
So far good 4/5
So far it has been flawless. So much better than Overdrive.
Doesn't sync 2/5
I was glad that my library and other digital app that I can get my e-books. However, I have not figured out how to sync between devices. Many times I will start a book on my phone and continue reading on my iPad. Without the sync option, I have to flip through and find where I was. I would give it a higher rating, if syncing was available.
It has been very good 4/5
I started using the library about a year ago. It has been easy to use. The only thing I would like to have the option to renew rather than having to return and go back in and download again (previous app had that option).
Great functionality 5/5
I enjoy the option of audio books from a library. It's very convenient.
This app is garbage. 1/5
The Ventura County Library digital catalog uses this now and it is useless.
Great free reader 4/5
I really like that I can copy text out of it instead of just highlighting!
Need more books 3/5
Honestly I do like this app but the library or the app needs to have a wider range of books on there.
Reading Books on My IPad 3/5
This app isn't blowing me away, but it's also pretty quick and easy to start using. I looked up a new book from my library and within seconds I was happily reading it.
No, the search function isn't fantastic for browsing, but if you look for a few ideas on Goodreads (another app for book nerds) and then search on this one for it, you'll be happily reading while others are complaining.
Thank 3m 5/5
Cloud Library 4/5
Glad my library uses this app, as well as Overdrive. My only real disappointment is the inability to renew books, as is standard policy with print books.