3M Cloud Library

A growing eBook collection. Parkland Regional Library System and TRAC libraries have partnered to participate in cloudlinking. This service links our eBook collections which doubles the amount of digital books available!

Accessing eBooks on a computer

  1. Go to CloudLibrary website.
  2. Click on the Download App in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down the page. Mid-way there is a get started/chooose your app section. Click web patron/e-reader.
  4. Click on the get Adobe Digital Editions box to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
    a) Follow the prompts to install. Select continue to Canada and select the download for either Windows or Mac.
    b) Run the installer once it downloads. 
  5. Go to the CloudLibrary website and sign in to your account. a) Locate the items you wish to borrow.
    b) To check out an item, click on the cover, and then click the borrow button.
    c) The book can be found in the 'My Books' tab in CloudLibrary.
    d) If the book is unavailable, place a hold by clicking Add to Hold list button.
    i. to be notified of your hold, click settings. Click Yes, notify me and enter your email address.
  6. To download, go to "My Books" and underneath the title click 'download for offline reading.' The ebook will download and you can open and read it with Adobe Digital Editions. 
  7. When you use Adobe Digital Editions for the first time you will need to either enter your Adobe digital ID or authorize your computer.

Transferring eBooks from a computer to an eReader

  1. Turn on your eReader and plug it into the computer.
  2. Click the My Books tab, and click the Transfer to Device button.
  3. The book will automatically expire after 21 days. To remove the book from your Kobo, tap and hold the cover. Tap Remove.

Accessing eBooks on a tablet or smartphone

  1. Access the app store on your device and search for the free cloudLibrary app. Install.
  2. Open the app on your device.
  3. Select a Language.
  4. Select Country as Canada, select State/Region as Alberta, then select Library as Parkland Regional Library and enter your library barcode and PIN.
  5. To search for titles, tap the Search icon at the bottom of the app screen.
  6. You can enter a title search in the search bar or tap Featured or All tabs for more selection. To curate favorite genres, tap the Favorites tab and then the Let’s Go button to choose genres.
  7. To check out a title, tap the cover of a title, then tap Borrow.
  8. To read immediately, tap Read.
  9. Put unavailable titles on hold by tapping Hold.
  10. If you can’t find a title you’re looking for, you can suggest a title. Click the 3 bar Filter icon in the top right. Tap the Suggestions for library slider and click Apply. Return to the search screen and tap Suggest, which will now be visible.
  11. To receive email hold notifications, tap Account at the bottom of the app screen, then tap Notifications. Tap 2 sliders for Notifications and Digital Hold Pick-up, then tap Email Notifications. Enter your email address then tap Apply.
  12. Tap My Books at the bottom of the app screen to see your checked out titles. To open and read, tap the Read button. To return a title, tap Return.


Cloudlibrary titles are automatically returned after 21 days.