Out of date and defective audio controls 1/5
By Scott Fraser
I was able to connect to my library and check out an audio book. However the audio controls seem way behind what iOS and latest audio apps on Apple Watch support. You can only skip chapters in watch - no skip back/forward 15/30 seconds. This is table stakes now with these apps. On the phone - you can skip back a few seconds at a time, maybe 15 or so. But if you try to grab the little seek knob and slide forward through the chapter, it just keeps jumping back to where you were listening. The work around is to drill into the chapter list and use the seek control there if you want to pan forward through the chapter. There is also no support for the live notification on newer iPhones with the dynamic island. I am giving this app one star for this terrible audio book UX. With just a few hours of development these gaps could be addressed. I hope they read this and update the app.
One Shot 5/5
Riveting novel!!! I enjoyed the reading in the audiobook.
sync between devices 5/5
The Cloud Library is a wonderful tool to be able to check out books from your library at no cost I have found plenty of books and have no need to buy a subscription from the company that provides books that are audible. Cloud Library has ebooks, audible books and movies. I can cast movies to my TV with my iPad or iPhone.
The best feature is the ability to easily read a book from both my iPhone and iPad. The Cloud Library will ask if I want to read from the most recent location.
Thank you to the Cloud Library and my local public library for providing this free access to reading.
Please make this available for Apple Watch! 3/5
Would like to use this on my Apple Watch without having to have my phone with me as well. Please!
Enjoying the selections 5/5
Very much enjoying as it adapts into my busy life
So good!!! 5/5
By Embody Energy
This app rivals audible for me….and for free!!! Library goodness!!
This is a great new way to use my library card.
Can’t renew books 1/5
By Bellatrix Michelle Cullen
So frustrating to have to plow through a book or wait for it to become available again because I can’t renew the book someone please help!
If I could have a baby with this app, I would. That’s how much I love it. (and I don’t even like babies)
Review Cloud library 5/5
By Fishdom is awesome
This is my favorite app! Free e-books and audiobooks! What’s not to love? Downloaded so no internet connection needed and so easy to access. If I have one tiny critique it is that is takes time to get a book and you have to return it, but it is a library so… 5 stars!
Fantastic App 5/5
This app is amazing. Integral part of our family.
Whole New World 5/5
Cloud has allowed me to indulge in and enjoy so many books that I would otherwise not have access to. It has opened a world of information and knowledge. I am so excited to finish and start a new book every time!!! 🤩
Amazing BUT 5/5
CloudLibrary is amazing and but it can sometimes be REALLY slow to flip to the next page other than that it’s a great app
Doesn’t bookmark page 5/5
When I stop reading I have to spend a considerable amount of time to find my place.
The bookmarks don’t work nor are you returned to where you left off.
Findlay Donovan Jumps the gun 5/5
I’ve enjoyed listening to this book. I would recommend to any one who wants some light entertainment with a decent plot.
Doesn’t keep place in ebooks 2/5
When you read the ebooks, it will jump back to the beginning of the chapter and then you are trying to find where you were. Also, it is too bright for nighttime reading.
I used to be able to read my local library books on my paperwhite when outside. The library now only has CloudLibrary and it is not compatible with my Kindle paperwhite device UGH
The app 4/5
By Judy schroeder
Limited selection….difficult time using search.
The books I am able to download I usually enjoy and it is convenient.
The library’s cloud library is fantastic. So easy to use and I enjoy the convenience. I wish they Gad more books in the cloud. Thanks for this great resource.
Cloud Library 5/5
This app is very easy to use. This makes reading more enjoyable. I tried Libby and have not a clue how to get around to make my reading time enjoyable. I would highly recommend Cloud Library for all.
The Last Thing He Told Me 5/5
fine with one irritating bug 3/5
Every couple pages, sliding or tapping one page jumps forward a random number of pages. Gotta slide back and find the right page.Again. Again. ugh. Try tapping instead. again. Try sliding forward slow...ok. Then again.
Really don’t like the update…. 2/5
I have been using the Cloud Library app for quite a while and found it pretty user friendly. This latest update, however, has removed some of the features that I found most useful. With the listings of current, history, holds, and saved books now side-by-side, when there are three options for what to do with the book, the third one is no longer directly accessible. Takes longer to get things done. The number of books on hold or checked out is no longer at the top of the list. You have to count them individually. Also, the history of books previously checked out is now very limited instead of a complete history. This very much defeats the way in which I use the history in conjunction with the saved list. Seems like the programmers don’t actually use this app. Lastly, the new “kids mode “ is really annoying for those of us who have no children using this app. There should be a way to easily hide or turn it off.
The best 5/5
By Billy from Queens favorite
It enables me to read series of books back to the first.
It is convenient and easy.
Three hundred books since Covid, tx you
Great for what’s there 3/5
I’m guessing this has more to do with my library system than this app, but there just aren’t a ton of options. The app always works great and it’s easy to navigate, I just wish there were more options, especially of older books and not just the new releases.
Tide over and the back door of our new home 4/5
Tide over and the back door of our new home
Small issue pausing from earbuds 4/5
By Al R of Pennsylvania
Love this app for both reading and listening. Of late, when I use ear buds to listen, I can press the bud to start the audio, but when I press it to pause, nothing happens, thus necessitating that I pull out my iPhone and press Pause. Not an earbud issue, as they still stop and start podcasts just like always. Wondering if new update introduced a bug for earbuds and pausing audio.
Love Cloud Library 5/5
I haven’t had to buy a book in years. Their “library” has almost everything and if there is a wait, it’s not that long!
Limited amount of books. 4/5
By Kimberly 9625
Wish they had more books available.
Cloud library ROCKS! 5/5
Cloud library is a great tool for audio and ebooks. It makes doing household chores and yard work so much more enjoyable.
Can you get a few mor books 4/5
Too bad 1/5
By black tumb
Too bad it doesn’t have all the libraries my library wasn’t in there and I tried to find the next town library. So if you’re Illinois beware you might not have it available for you it doesn’t have my Woodstock
So I love the access to my local library books BUT I will sometimes have to close the app entirely like three times before it’s playing properly. Sometimes the play button won’t activate and other times it will pause play pause play pause play
mechanics are flawed 2/5
Repeatly I have waited for books on hold and when the wait time was up they just disappeared. Very frustrating!
Books by the same author are typically all available in the same time frame, say 29 days. But it is pretty clear that they are not made available when returned.
Great form of entertainment. Thanks
Convenient but needs update 4/5
By second lost reader
I like this format but miss the ability to move from one device to another with a current page indicator. Whenever I go back to the same device, I’m never on the page I was last reading. Takes a bit to find it. Kindle works better for that. Otherwise works well and I like it.
The Land of Stories 5/5
By N o w o r d s.
It’s a really good story because it has adventure, fantasy, and creativity.
Love this library app 5/5
This app is the best. Great selection of books and super easy to use.
It is such a good book and I’ve listened to each one more than three times.😀🙂👍🏾👍🏾🏾🏾
Any Book 5/5
By bookworm of pg
I love the cloud books from the Pt Charlotte library, however it is often difficult to stay in continuous reading as the text jumps forward or backward without a warning causing me to spend a lot of time to go forward or back to find my place in the book, as it is necessary to move one page at a time either forward or backwards.
Why does the app take so much space? 3/5
The app generally functions well, except the sleep timer glitches from time to time. I don’t understand why it takes so much storage space. I checked out 0 books and no way to clean the data.
Great reading library app 5/5
By amazing always
I really enjoy reading on the app and has allowed me to read more often meanwhile waiting in between appointments or doing errands.
Thanks to our Teachers for the Journey’s of our Lifetime! 5/5
By Sue Donatelli
I read a Book a day. Anything but Mathematical books. Since I was a child I’ve read this way. It’s a great outlet & keeps an Adult ADD mind
interested in things. Science, History, Foreign Affairs, Thrillers, just about anything there is. I guess I got started on my journey like most of us do. Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson, Jules Verne, etc…. So many ways & places to live by & go to with out leaving your room. Thanks to all of our Teachers that got us started on the journey’s of a lifetime.
I miss the built-in dictionary 3/5
I’m frustrated with the so-called update that removed the dictionary and translation options.
Great authors 5/5
I am enjoying all of your mystery writers. Enjoy series. Enjoy being able to set sleep timer. Thanks
Notifications broken 1/5
By Reviewer Mom 21
I keep saying yes, I want a notification when a book is available, saving it and the poof - gone. Never happens. If I log out and log back in, it’s set to no email notifications. I change it, enter my email again, save and poof. Gone again! There is some correlation between logging out and in again. I do this because I have my daughter listening to CloudLibrary via my phone but on her library account. I have to log out and go back in with my card to get my books. I wish you would fix this because I keep missing notifications and have to wait MONTHS for my book to become available again.
The Iceman 5/5
By Kitty Hawk Pete
One of, if not the best submarine WWll books written. Could not put it down.
The Android app is worse .Highlight does not work 1/5
I have apple and android. When I put my tablet horizontal, skipping page function, does not work properly. I cannot finish the chapter without changing my tablet’s position. For Apple, I cannot highlight some words on the phone.
Love the book selection 3/5
By Diabetic moms
I like the Collier county e-library. It was easy to join, they have a good selection, it’s easy to navigate and they allow ample time for each book (3 weeks). All good.
My only complaint is that the books don’t show the accurate number of pages in each book. It seems something isn’t working properly because every book shows as 241 pages and the counts down done in a strange way.
And the books also do not show the number of pages left in the chapter at all.
All of this affects my enjoyment of the books.