Getting Started with the Cloud Library App
Downloading the App and Creating an Account
Search Cloud Library in your device's app store and download the Cloud Library app, or use the links below:
Apps for additional devices are available at www.yourcloudlibrary.com.
- Open the app, then follow the prompts and select Lake Forest Library as your library.
- Sign in with your library card number with no spaces between the numbers.
- Enter the password used with your library account. If you don't know your password, try the word PATRON in all caps. If you need to reset your password, call the Library at 847.810.4610.
Searching for a Book
Search for a specific title or author by selecting the search icon magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner.
Or tap the three-line menu bar in the upper left-hand corner and choose either Featured or Browse to browse available titles.
Cloud Library has eBooks and eAudiobooks. Audiobooks will have a pair of headphones on the bottom right of the cover.
Borrowing a Book
Tap the cover of the book you'd like to read or listen to, then select Borrow.
Cloud Library books have a checkout period of two weeks.
Listening To or Reading a Book
To find a book you've borrowed, tap on the three-line menu icon in the upper left-hand corner and select My Books.
Tap on the downward-facing arrow on the book cover to download the book, then begin reading.
Don't worry about late fees; books in Cloud Library return themselves once the loan period ends.