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E-books: Mac

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Your choice of e-audiobooks & e-books with these services.

What's the difference between Cloud Library and Overdrive (Library2Go)?

Cloud Library

3M appDownload the Cloud Library app to your Mac to get started

  • If you get an error when you try to open the Cloud Library app on your Mac, visit this page and click on your version of OS X to learn how to open the app.
  • Cloud Library audiobooks are not available for offline listening on the PC/Mac apps
  • You can either read e-books on your computer, or transfer them to a compatible e-reader. Check the Supported e-Readers section to see which e-readers are compatible.
  • If you also use the OverDrive app on your computer for e-books, read this information about your Adobe ID.


OverDrive (Library2Go)

Overdrive appDownload the OverDrive app to get started

Need help? Visit OverDrive’s Help site to get detailed instructions.



Using the PC or Mac app to transfer Cloud Library e-books to your e-reader

You can transfer to Nook or Kobo e-readers using the Cloud Library app. The only software needed to transfer to your Nook or Kobo is the Cloud Library app on your PC or Mac. When you use the app for your computer, you will be asked about authorizing it with an Adobe ID.

If you already have an Adobe ID on your computer, because you use it to transfer Library2Go (OverDrive) e-books to your e-reader, the Cloud Library app should detect it and ask if you want to use it. If you use your computer and e-reader for both Library2Go (OverDrive) and Cloud Library, you will need the same Adobe ID for all software required.

If Cloud Library does not detect an Adobe ID on your computer, it will ask if you want to use a particular Adobe ID, or if you want to use an automatically generated ID. If you do not plan on using Library2Go (OverDrive) in the future, choose the automatically generated ID option. However, if you think you would like to use both Cloud Library and Library2Go (OverDrive), you will want to create an Adobe ID and use that for Cloud Library.

If you have got your Adobe IDs mixed up between Cloud Library and Library2Go (OverDrive), you may want to de-authorize your computer and your e-reader, then re-authorize your computer and your e-reader with the same Adobe ID. Learn how to de-authorize here. To prompt Cloud Library to ask for your updated Adobe ID, log out of the Cloud Library app on your computer, then log in again.