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Digital books and audiobooks

Read ebooks or listen to audiobooks on the web or download to your personal device using an app.

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Cloud LIbrary consists of books purchased by SPL, the Maine Infonet Download Library, and other libraries, which like SPL, have chosen to share their collections. All titles accessible with your SPL card can be found using the Browse tab.

Need more than three books at a time? Scarborough residents are entitled to a free Portland Public Library card which they can add as an additional account in the cloudLibrary app. A PPL card can be obtained at the Scarborough Public Library Circulation Desk. Consult the User's Guide on how to add an account to your cloudLibrary app

Follow this link to find the app for your device.

Books can be transferred from a computer to some dedicated eReaders including the Nook and Kobo. See delivery options below. Nook eReaders are available for loan.

Use the "Suggest" feature within the app or email with your purchase request.

Generally, there are no limits per month (other than 3 checkouts at a time). However, some older titles are purchased by the Library under a pay-per-use model and we set a limit of 10 of these titles a month per patron. In addition, there is also an overall budget cap for the month. You may become aware of these limits, when many of the books you are searching for aren't available for the same number of days. This usually happens as we approach the end of the month, and you'll notice that the wait time is the same as days left in the month.

The library has recently added Libby because it works with more devices including Kindle paperwhites. We suggest you browse both Libby and Cloud Library when looking for digital content.

Visit the cloudLibrary Launch Page for more information on this service or to download the app to your device.  For more information on using cloudLibrary consult the User's Guide.

Next Steps:

The first time you visit the website or open the app you'll be prompted to find our library by entering the Country->State->Library Name (Scarborough Public Library).

After accepting the Terms of Agreement, enter your library card number without any spaces. There is no PIN number.

Watch these how-to videos if you need help or stop by the library with your device. We'll get it working and show you the basics.

Access Options

cloudLibrary works with a large range of eReading devices that support apps, but it doesn't work with Kindle Paperwhites. Currently, you are able to view and download content on to the following recognized devices: 

iOS App 
iPod touch®
Android App 
Android™ Phones
Android™ Devices 
Kindle Fire App 
Kindle Fire*
Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire HDX

web patron
Most current version of Chrome, Firefox and Edge

Most e-reader devices that are compatible with Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)