Attention Overdrive Users

Downey City Library is pleased to announce that, as of July 1, 2019, our eBook and audiobook collection will no longer be offered through Overdrive, but will instead be hosted by cloudLibrary. We’ve made this change in order to provide our patrons a more user-friendly interface and increase the number of books we are able offer. We hope that you’ll download and explore cloudLibrary today. On this page, you’ll find links to download cloudLibrary, a User Guide, a how-to-video page and much more.

Still want to use Overdrive? If you wish to continue using Overdrive, you may want to contact some of our local libraries to see if they subscribe to Overdrive as their eBook and audiobook host.

Read Free eBooks

What Do YOU Need?

  • Library Card

  • PIN Number

  • Computer or Mobile Device with Internet Access




cloudLibrary has over 60,000 titles to choose from. Use the cloudLibrary app to search for books by author, title, series, ISBN and publication date, or use the app’s browsing features to explore the digital shelves.

With cloudLibrary you can:

  • Keep a title for up to 21 days

  • Borrow up to 15 items at a time

  • Place a total of 5 items on hold

  • Avoid the hassle of returning books (titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period)

  • Avoid paying overdue fines

How does it work?

If you're using a mobile device you can download cloudLibrary from the App Store or Google Play.

If you're using a Windows PC, Mac OS, Kindle or Nook you can get the app directly from

Once the app is installed, use your Downey City Library card number (hint: it’s the number on the back of your library card) and PIN to log in to your account. After you’ve logged in, you are ready to browse our full collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

For more in-depth instructions you can visit the cloudLibrary how-to-video page. Or for answers to common questions visit cloudLibrary’s FAQ Page.

Supported Devices

iOS App  Android App  NOOK App 
iPad® Android™ Phones NOOK™ Tablets
iPhone® Android™ Devices 
iPod touch® 

PC/Mac App  Kindle Fire App 
Windows™ / Mac OS X Kindle Fire
NOOK™ eReader Kindle Fire HD
Kobo™ eReader Kindle Fire HDX