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 Dear Ouachita Parish Public Library Customer,

 On June 1st the Trail Blazer Library System, of which Ouachita Parish Public Library is a member, will be launching a new eBook and eAudiobook collection platform for your digital materials.  Our current system, OverDrive, will be turning off on June 1st, 2018.  Titles from the OverDrive collection will be moving to the cloudLibraryTM on May 31st, 2018.

The cloudLibrary will offer patrons an enhanced user experience that makes it easier to download eBooks and e-Audiobooks.  In addition, the Trail Blazer Library System cloudLibrary provides you with an App that highlights the best and freshest titles in our collection, and also allows for patron customization within browsing section of the apps. The new TBS cloudLibrary will allow us to purchase more titles and more copies.  We will also be partnering with other libraries in Louisiana which will bring us more available content and greatly expand our collection and reducing hold times!

 Below are some important dates for you to know, a list of Questions & Answers, and other helpful information.  Information will also be posted on the Library’s website: www.oplib.org

 If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at any branch.

 Dates to Remember:
Last Day forOverDrive: May31st 
Q & A: Checkouts:

What if I check out an e-book in OverDrive on May 31st, how many days do I have to read? 
You will have one day to read the eBook because all checkouts in OverDrive will expire May 31st.

I placed a hold in OverDrive and just received a link to check out the eAudiobook. How much time will I have to listen to the e-Audiobook if I check it out on May 29th?  
All checkouts in OverDrive will expire on May 31st so you will only have 2 days to listen to the Audiobook. 

Will my current checkouts/holds in OverDrive transfer to the new system on June 1st?

Checkouts/holds that exist in OverDrive on May 31st will not transfer to the new system.  However, you can check out the title or place a hold in the new Trail Blazer cloudLibrary as titles move to the cloudLibrary after June 1st.

What devices are compatible with the cloudLibrary app?

What Works  

What Doesn’t Work

Kindle Fire (Gen 2 and newer)
Smart Phones
Desktop computers
Kobo eReaders

eInk Kindles
mp3 players



What is the Trail Blazer cloudLibrary app called and how can I get it?

You can download the app, called cloudLibrary in the Playstore for Android devices, App Store for iOS devices (Apple).  Other download links can be found on the http://yourcloudlibrary.com/ website

How can I get help with the cloudLibrary?

Trail Blazers cloudLibrary’s step by step instructions will be available on our website through our Niche Academy classes.

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The Ouachita Parish Public Library is dedicated to the concept of service to everyone. This encompasses individuals and groups of every age, education, philosophy, occupation, economic level, ethnic origin and the human condition. Fulfilling the educational, informational, recreational, and spiritual needs of these people is the Ouachita Parish Public Library's broad purpose. 


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