APL moves digital collections to cloudLibrary


Aurora Public Library is moving from OverDrive to cloudLibrary for eBook and audiobook content effective December 31, 2019.


This decision was made as a way to best enhance the customer experience. With cloudLibrary, members have access to an even larger digital collection. While new releases may still have a holds list, wait times will be significantly decreased.


Click on the logo to the right to browse all the great new content!


What you need to know:

  • OverDrive will no longer be available as of December 31, 2019
  • Your holds, current checkouts or reading history on OverDrive will not transfer to cloudLibrary due to privacy laws
  • cloudLibrary is compatible with iOS, Android, Nook, Windows, MAC OS, Kobo and Kindle Fire as a mobile or desktop app depending on the device

Need help navigating cloudLibrary? Browse through our list of FAQs or book a one-on-one introduction to cloudLibrary at



How do I access cloudLibrary?

Access cloudLibrary through the Digital Shelf on our website, directly in your browser at, or download the cloudLibrary app in the app store on your device.


How do I get started?

If you go through the Digital Shelf on our website, all you need to do is login with your barcode and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number).

If you download the app, select Canada, Ontario and Aurora Public Library when prompted, then login as usual. You will only have to login the first time, to get set up.


Where can I go for help with cloudLibrary?

cloudLibrary has great how-to videos and troubleshooting for common issues here:

You can also visit, call or email Aurora Public Library for assistance, or book a one-on-one session with staff to go over the service in more detail.


How many items can I check out and place holds on in cloudLibrary?

Each library cardholder can have 10 digital check outs at a time in cloudLibrary.

You can also have up to 10 holds at a time. When a hold is available for you, you have 7 days to check it out.


How long is the loan period? How do I return a title?

Each cloudLibrary loan period is for 21 days. If you finish a title early, and would like to pass it along to the next person (and free up the slot in your 10 items) you can hit “Return” to return a title early. Otherwise, the title will expire automatically on the due date. No late fees!


What happens to my account after OverDrive is shut down?

Aurora account holders will no longer have access to OverDrive after December 31, 2019. You will see a failed login message after that time.

However, if you are a cardholder with another library (through the York Region Public Library Partnership, through your place of work, so on) that subscribes to OverDrive, you can access the service through your account with that library. Holds or checkouts will not be transferred between library systems.


How do I suggest a title for purchase in cloudLibrary?

Within cloudLibrary desktop or app versions, under "Filters," select "Suggestions for library." Here, you can search for any author, title, subject, series, etc. and see all content that exists in e-book or e-audio format. You can click the blue “Suggest to library” button beside any item APL hasn't purchased yet, up to once a month, to help inform our selection process. If the library purchases the title, you will automatically be put on hold for it!

You can also suggest up to 5 titles per month in all formats, including e-book and e-audio, by logging into your account in our catalog: