Collections: e-Books & Digital Audiobooks

Our e-Book and Digital Audiobook collection is hosted by “cloudLibrary” and is shared in a consortium with our district library system from all member libraries in Somerset, Cambria, and Indiana counties.  The collection can be accessed via any web browser at https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/Johnstown but it’s more convenient for most people to access using one of two mobile apps, either “Libby” or “Overdrive”

Before starting, you must be an existing library patron.

If you are not yet a member of our library, please stop by and sign up for a card during our normal operating hours.

The “cloudLibrary” app is the newest way to access our e-Books & Digital Audiobooks collection from a mobile device. To get this app, search for “cloudLibrary” in the app store on your device, or navigate to cloudLibray’s website to get install links for compatible devices.


What Happened to OverDrive and Libby?

Our Distric Library System previously subscribed to the OverDrive/Libby platform, but as of April, 2020, we now exclusivley use the new and improved “cloudLibrary” platform.

All residents of PA are eligible for a library card at the Free Library of Philadelphia, which still uses the OverDrive/Libby platform (see more information below). Links to Libby and OverDrive will be kept on this page for any of our patrons who wish to setup an account to access even more digital resources than what our library and its district consortiun have to offer.

“Libby” is the newest app and is recommended as the best way to access the e-Books & Digital Audiobooks in our collection from a mobile device. To get this app, search for “Libby” in the app store on your device, or navigate to Libby’s website to get install links for compatible devices
“Overdrive” is the classic app and is compatible with the most devices, but can more difficult to use. One advantage to Overdrive is that it can stream videos if the member library offers this service, which our consortium does not. To get this app, search for “Overdrive” in the app store on your device, or navigate to Overdrive’s website to get install links for all compatible devices.
More than one library collection can be accessed from either the “Libby” or “Overdrive” apps. The Free Library of Philadelphia states “anyone who lives in the state of Pennsylvania can obtain a Free Library card without charge.” With this card, you can expand your access to thousands more eBooks, Digitial Audiobooks, and even streaming video. For more info on how to signup for a card, visit their website.