Bibliotheca is a company that offers library support for the check out of eBooks.
CloudLibrary is the name they call their checkout system. Some libraries such as the NYPL can have books in the cloudLibrary and other books in the Overdrive Library. Both library checkout systems use the same Adobe DRM.
(From their web site) The world’s leading eBook and audiobook solution, cloudLibrary™ is designed to be accessible to library users wherever they want to read or listen. It boasts the best cross-platform user experience, offering intuitive browsing, downloading, reading, and listening and is the only platform that can integrate fully with self-service kiosks and discovery stations inside your library. Take a tour of our feature-rich solution to understand every aspect of how you can engage with your users and keep them coming back for more.
Why choose cloudLibrary™:
- Extremely simple sign-up and sign-in process
- Achieve more circulation from your digital titles
- Deliver an outstanding user experience
- Attract new digital users from within your library
- Powerful tools for collection development
- Marketing tools and support to help promote your digital collection
They have apps for most devices but can be used without a dedicated app using standard eBook Readers or use a Web Browser. Apps available include Windows, MacOS X, iOS, Android (via Google store), Kindle Fire, Nook.
They support Libraries world wide and currently offer 11 languages. Bibliotheca was formed in the spring of 2011 when the three leading independent companies of bibliotheca (Switzerland), Intellident (UK) and Integrated Technology Group, ITG (North America) merged to create a single, global entity. In January of 2012, the Group was extended further with the acquisition of Trion AG, one of Europe’s leading AMH suppliers.
More recently, in October 2015, the Group was extended further when their shareholders (OEP) acquired in full the 3M Library Systems business, with the intention to create a single library-focused business dedicated to the delivery and support of EM/RFID security, Automated Materials Handling, self-service, productivity and digital/cloud (patron-facing) solutions.