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Cloud Library: Find/Check-out Books

Browsing for Books

Finding Books and Checking-out

Searching Available Books

You can search all of our current eBooks by tapping the magnifying at the top of the screen. It is important to note that by default the search only finds books currently owned by Brookens Library. To learn to search for all books available within the Cloud Library platform, but not owned by your library view the "Suggesting Books" section on the "What is Cloud Library" tab of this guide.

  1. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen and enter the title or author you are looking for.
  2. Once you enter the search, a list of results will appear under the search bar.
    1. If the list returns without results, make sure everything in the search bar is spelled correctly. Or, skip down to the next section about searching for books that Brookens Library does not own. 
  3. Once you have selected a book, tap it to open the Book Details page.
    1. If a book has the 'Borrow' button it is available for immediate checkout.
    2. If the book says 'Hold' the book is currently checked out and you can add it to your hold list.

Putting an item on hold means that when the book is returned the first person on the hold list can check it out.

Quick Guide to Searching

Can't find the book you're looking for?

  • Make sure you are spelling everything correctly
  • Try searching All books, not just Brookens Library holdings
  • Unfortunately, there are some books that simply are not available in eBook form. 

Hold List

The Cloud Library Hold List is a list of books you would like to check out but are currently not available.

Hold List Policies

  • Items stay on your hold list until they become available to you.
  • When a book on your hold list becomes available, a message will appear in you message center on the My Books tab. Email notifactions are OFF by defualt, we recommend that you turn them ON. See the sectionon setting up email notifactions on the Installation tab of this guide.
  • You can have up to 5 books on your hold list at one time.
  • Once a book on your hold list becomes available, it will stay on your hold shelve for 5 days before it is no longer available to you and moves to the next person on the hold list.

For instructions on setting up email notifactions click here.