EBooks & EAudiobooks

Use cloudLibrary to access eBooks and audiobooks from anywhere with your Allen Public Library card. Getting started with cloudLibrary is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Download the app from the app store on your mobile device or the cloudLibrary website.  For assistance getting started in the app,  please refer to the cloudLibrary user guide.
  2. Log in to Allen Public Library’s cloudLibrary page by selecting your state, library, and entering your library card and PIN number (last 4 digits of your phone number).
  3. Browse, borrow, and read. You may have up to six holds and six titles checked out. All items check out for two weeks.

Please note: cloudLibrary is not compatible with Kindle Paperwhite or the Kindle apps.

For questions or further assistance, please call the Reference desk at 214.509.4905 or contact eBook support.


NEW! Kids Mode

The cloudLibrary mobile app now includes an interface designed specifically for kids.  Users have the option of launching Kids Modes, which offers a streamlined design with fund graphics, easy navigation with bigger buttons and kid-appropriate browsing and searching.  The Kids Mode collection is for ages 0 to 11.

Turning on cloudLibrary Kids Mode

Kids Mode is only available on the cloudLibrary mobile app.

1. Tap on the launchpad tile from the Home screen.

Screenshot of cloudLibrary Kids Mode screen

2. Toggle the Owl's button to the on position.

Screenshot of cloudLibrary Owl Toggle screen

3. Tap Search to browse the Kids Mode curated collections.

Screenshot of cloudLibrary Time to Read search screen

4. Scroll through the curated collections or use the Search box.

Screenshot of curated lists screen

Kids Mode Curated Collections

Fiction Collections

  • Read Along
  • Adventure
  • Animals
  • Classics
  • Early Reader
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Historical
  • Humor
  • Mystery and Suspense
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Scary
  • Science Fiction
  • Sports
  • STEM

Non-Fiction Collections

  • Animals
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Curiosities & Wonders
  • Foreign Languages
  • Games
  • History
  • Holidays & Celebrations
  • Humor
  • Science & Nature
  • Many more