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Project Description


Thousands of ebooks and e-audiobooks for all ages are at your fingertips with CloudLibrary, featuring an ever-expanding collection of new fiction and non-fiction titles.

Search the GVPL catalogue for titles, or search within the CloudLibrary app, which you’ll need to borrow material on your mobile device or computer to read or listen to offline. Through the app, you can browse by subject and genre, borrow content, place holds and return titles, and you can set email notifications to receive an alert when a book on hold is ready for downloading.

Log in with your GVPL library card number and password.


CloudLibrary is changing the way you transfer ebooks to your e-reader. Now, use Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software to move an ebook file from cloudLibrary through your computer and onto your e-reader.

Please note: Until December 31 use the Window / Mac app or Adobe Digital Editions. Starting January 1, 2021 use Adobe Digital Editions only.

Learn how to transfer ebooks to an e-reader:


Please note: Culture passes are temporarily unavailable.

Learn how to borrow an e-pass to visit Craigdarroch Castle and Victoria Butterfly Gardens using CloudLibrary.

What you need CloudLibrary app
Checkout limits 10 titles at a time
Loan period 21 days
Holds 15 titles at a time
Hold period 48 hours upon notification
Hold notifications Opt-in by email or messages in app
Renewals Yes, items can be renewed starting three days before the expiry date if there are no holds on the item. Note: Items can only be renewed through the CloudLibrary mobile app or the CloudLibrary website, not through Windows/Mac apps or the library catalogue.
Returns Return item early so you can borrow more books OR item will expire automatically at the end of the loan period (no fines)

Borrowing Limits and Fees

This Digital Collection is a third-party service hosted in the U.S. or in another location outside Canada. Creation of a user account may store limited Personal Information (email address, password, library barcode and password, and the date of your last login) on a server stored outside Canada. Upon account creation, you are consenting and become subject to the privacy policy of the service provider. GVPL encourages patrons to review all third-party privacy policies and statements to protect their personal information.

Where other (third-party) organizations require personal information in order to provide services on behalf of the Library, the Library makes reasonable efforts to obtain commitments from such organizations that they treat the personal information in compliance with FIPPA and this policy. However, once information is in the hands of other organizations, it is beyond the Library’s control, and the Library cannot be accountable for the use, or further disclosure, of that information.

Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger