Introducing cloudLibrary mobile checkout

cloudLibrary

Become one of our beta testers today!

You can now use your mobile device to check out materials from any LCPL branch. The cloudLibrary app enables you to get in and out of the library without interacting with staff and/or using the self-checkout machines. 

During our beta-testing phase, not every feature will be available, but you can still check out any item and do the majority of your account management.

Download the app (Apple App Store | Google Play), give it a try, and tell us what you think by emailing talktous@library.loudoun.gov

 

Getting started


Download cloudLibrary app (version 5.0.0.46) from the Apple App (iOS) or Google Play (Android) stores.

Creating your account
1.    Launch the cloudLibrary app
2.    Select preferred language
3.    Select your country, state and library
4.    Tap “Next”
5.    Accept terms and conditions
6.    Enter your 14-digit library barcode number and six-digit PIN and tap "Login." (Your default PIN is your six-digit birthdate in a MMDDYY format. For example, July 4, 1976 would be 070476)
7.    Registration is complete and you are ready to begin using cloudLibrary checkout. Note: You can add additional cards to your account by tapping on "Account," then "Cards," and then "Add New."

 

How to use mobile checkouT

1.    Launch the cloudLibrary app.
2.    If you have multiple accounts, you will need to select the appropriate account before beginning the checkout process.
3.    Tap “Checkout.”
4.    Tap “Scan Barcode” to activate your camera.
5.    Position camera over barcode until the item’s barcode is captured.
6.    Repeat Step 5 for any additional items you wish to check out.
7.    Once you have captured all of the items you wish to check out, tap “Finish.” 
8.    If needed, at this point you can scan additional items or remove items you do not wish to check out.  Tap “Checkout” to complete the checkout process.

 

Benefits of cloudlibrary

Virtual library card: Never leave your card at home again. Your virtual library card in the cloudLibrary app can do everything your physical card can do — except take up space in your wallet. And the best part? You can load the whole family’s cards into cloudLibrary and easily switch between accounts. 

Mobile checkout: Borrow items on the go. In a hurry? You can now use your smartphone to check out materials right from the stacks — no standing in line required. Need to renew an item? Mobile checkout can handle that too. 

Interactive receipts: Say goodbye to lost receipts and cluttered inboxes: cloudLibrary provides you with a digital receipt within the app. The receipt allows you to view recently borrowed items and favorite items (great for recommending a book to a friend), check due dates, and even get return reminders.  

My Book Bag: Pack it all up — almost effortlessly. Great for families who check out (and need to return) multiple items at once, My Book Bag is a handy checklist of borrowed materials. Pack it up, check it off, and finally get ALL of your materials returned in one trip. 

Customize your cloudLibrary: Reading is fun — so is this app. Create your own avatar, choose a theme, and curate notifications, so you get the information you want just the way you want it.