Reading Library Service Launch New eBook Service

READING Library Service this week launched a new eBook service, offering members the opportunity to download from a choice of hundreds of popular titles.

The new service is accessed through the cloudLibrary app available through visiting or from the App Store, Mac OS or Google Play.

The library’s eBook collection includes many popular adult and children’s titles, ranging from Lee Child to Bill Bryson, to J K Rowling and more.

All that is needed to get started is an active library card and PIN.

The app makes it simple to download titles, save reads for later and even sync activity across multiple devices. Members can borrow up to 4 books at one time and keep them for up to 21 days.  There are no overdue fines.

The cloudLibrary app is compatible with the following devices: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android Phones, Android Tablets, NOOK Tablets, NOOK eReaders, Kobo eReaders and Kindle Fires.

Cllr Paul Gittings, Reading’s Lead Member for Culture, said:

“Accessing books online couldn’t be easier for our library members now. Once you have accessed the cloudLibrary you can browse, borrow and start reading straight away. You can keep the eBook for three weeks and what’s even better, there are no overdue fines to worry about! For anyone unsure on how to access an ebook, there is also help available at the library.”

For anyone needing help getting started, Digital Volunteers will be on hand on Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 October 2-4 pm and Saturday 29 October 10-12pm on the first floor of Reading Central Library.

For technical assistance, visit or for further assistance or enquiries email or call 0118 901 5950.



Simple steps to getting started with Library eBooks:

Step 1 : Download the cloudLibrary app from the App Store, Mac OS or Google Play or visit

Step 2 : Select Reading Borough Libraries from the drop down menus and then enter your library card ID number and library card PIN. Click agree to terms and conditions and log in.

Step 3 : Browse, borrow and start reading!


Victoria Nickless

For media enquiries about this release email or call 0118 937 3957