In September, the Avondale Public Library launched an e-book and e-audiobook collection platform called cloudLibrary.
The current platform, OverDrive/Libby, through the Southwest Valley Library Consortium, was deactivated on Oct. 13.
CloudLibrary’s cloudLink system gives patrons access to the digital collections of other cloudLink libraries in Arizona, including Chandler, Mesa, Tempe and Peoria.
This increased the available titles from approximately 9,300 to about 45,000 titles with the potential to see additional titles added as more libraries join cloudLink.
Users will be able to use the cloudLibrary app to display their library barcode. This allows patrons to use their digital library cards to check out items at the checkout kiosks.
CloudLibrary also integrates the library events calendar and users’ library accounts.
Visit the Avondale Library website avondalelibrary.org for more information, visit the Sam Garcia Western Avenue or Civic Center library or call 623-333-2665 for questions or assistance.