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cloudLibrary app - Borrowing books just got easier and safer

cloudLibrary app

Introducing cloudLibrary a fantastic, modern way to check out books from the library via your smartphone or tablet. Download the cloudLibrary by bibliotheca app from your app store and register using your library membership number and PIN. When you visit the library and have selected the books you wish to borrow, simply scan their barcodes using your smartphone or tablet, finish the checkout process in the app, then pack your books and go! 

Key features of the cloudLibrary app include:

  • manage your library account online
  • search the online library catalogue 
  • reserve physical books
  • renew physical book loans
  • receive interactive receipts for physical items borrowed
  • provides a clear list of borrowed items and return due dates
  • view your borrowing history
  • receive notifications of return dates
  • view and cancel reservations
  • add multiple library memberships to your account e.g. parents can add their children's accounts.
  • customise your app using engaging genre-based avatars and colour themes

Please click the following link for user guide leaflet: cloudLibrary App User Guide [616KB]

Current methods of checking out items, such as self-service kiosks, and handing to library staff can still be used.

If you require any assistance with downloading or using cloudLibrary please ask a member of staff in any West Lothian library or email: (opens new window)

Please note: The BookMyne app is no longer available. We recommend customers download our couldLibrary app.


New memberships: Details on how to become West Lothian library member can be found on our library membership webpage



The Digital collection is open 24/7, offering free downloads of e-books, e-Talking Books and e-Magazines, so why not have a look at what's available?

With 1000's to choose from, check out our great selection of e-Books, e-Talking/Audio books and e-Magazines, brought to you through West Lothian libraries - BorrowBox (opens new window).

You simply sign up with your library barcode, create an account and start downloading to tablets, smart phones, laptops and PCs.


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