Electronic Resources

cloudLibrary

What is cloudLibrary


Borrow current, bestselling ebooks for all ages. Checkout up to 5 ebooks at a time. No fines; titles expire automatically after 14 days. Early return is possible to allow more borrowing. Reserve up to 5 titles at a time. Receive emails when reserves are ready. Download held titles within 48 hours.




How do I download ebooks?


Download the cloudLibrary reading app for mobile devices or PC/Mac. Using the state search, find Haddonfield PL. Enter your library card number and library password (PIN). Then browse, checkout, and enjoy! Internet access via WiFi or cellular networks is needed only to checkout and download ebooks. Then read anywhere!




What devices are supported by the cloudLibrary?


Android phones/tablets (including Nook 7 tablet and Nook by Samsung) - iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch - Kindle Fire (2nd generation+), Kindle HD, Kindle HDX - PC (Windows), Mac (OS X) Transfer ebooks to older generation Nook devices and Kobo e-readers using the cloudLibrary’s PC or Mac app with USB cable. Here are more complete Nook details.




Can't remember your library password or having trouble with account creation?


Contact the library. Fines, overdues, or an expired library card may be preventing you from signing up. For more information about setting up your account and downloading the reading app, visit the cloudLibrary overview page.





hoopla

What is hoopla digital?


A media platform offering thousands of ebooks, comics, music albums, e-audiobooks, movies, & TV for all ages to borrow.




What do I need to sign up?


A current HPL library card in good standing, library password (pin), unique email, and hoopla password of your choosing.




Is there a charge to stream of download titles?


The service is absolutely free for Haddonfield patrons. Beginning in 2019, borrow up to 4 titles per calendar month. No fines! Titles are automatically returned when due.




Do I have to wait for popular titles?


No waiting or reserves needed. Titles may be borrowed by multiple users at the same time.




How long may I borrow titles?


Generally 3 days for films and TV, 7 days for music, 21 days for ebooks, comics, and audiobooks.




How do I watch or listen to hoopla digital?


Stream titles in computer browser or in hoopla app on iOS, Android, or Amazon Fire (5th gen+) supported devices. Temporarily download titles via apps as well. Borrowing, streaming, and downloading require Internet access. Once downloaded, titles can be enjoyed offline.




How do I get started?


Visit hoopla to create an account and download the free hoopla app. Checkout hoopla help and browse tabs for more info about basic start-up, supported devices, and watching video content on various TV applications.





OverDrive Libby

What e-titles are available for borrowing on OverDrive and Libby?


The OverDrive and Libby apps utilize the same e-collection. Stream ebooks and audiobooks via Internet browser or download to mobile devices for offline reading and listening. Haddonfield PL participates in the South Jersey OverDrive consortium. Patrons share titles with borrowers across the region.




What are OverDrive lending limits?


Borrow up to 8 titles and reserve up to 10 titles at a time. Checkout for 7 or 14 days depending on limit selected in account settings. Titles expire automatically though early return is possible. No fines accrue! Renew within 3 days of expiration if no holds placed on item.




How do I get started in Libby?


There are multiple ways to begin borrowing. All require a library card. Sign in at SJ OverDrive site or through the Libby app. You can also create an account at OverDrive.com to take advantage of enhanced features. Here’s a how-to on getting started with Libby.




How can I find out if my phone or tablet is compatible with Libby?


OverDrive provides extensive Help screens. Access full details on supported PCs and mobile devices including Apple, Android, Kindle, Chromebook, and Nook.




Where can I download the Libby app for my device?


Travel to this page for all app links. Just a reminder - Internet is required to stream or download titles as well as to sync reading/listening progress across devices under the same account. Once titles are fully downloaded in the app, read or listen offline, even with Airplane mode on.




Are there special audience features in Libbby?


In addition to the main SJ OverDrive collection, there’s a Kids portal for young readers. To access, click on "Kids" in the upper left corner of the SJ OverDrive landing page. Also, in account settings, you may limit by audience titles that will be visible in the app. Five audience levels: all audiences, juvenile, young adult, general adult, mature adult. Explore the Libby app with an audience filter by selecting the magnifying glass to search, "+ more" to explore with a filter, and then change your Audience setting as needed.




What is happening with the transition from OverDrive to Libby?


OverDrive has announced that they will be removing the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store in February 2022 and new users will only be able to download the Libby app going forward. What is Libby? Libby is the newest app from OverDrive, inspired by library and user feedback and designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. If you haven’t already, download the free Libby app to see how it works and start checking out all your favorite eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines, and more. What does this mean for current OverDrive app users? When the OverDrive app is removed from app stores, users who already have it installed can continue to use it. OverDrive will continue to provide help and support resources for the OverDrive app. What about the OverDrive website? Our digital collections (https://sjrlc.overdrive.com) will also continue to be available on the web through your browser. What is Haddonfield Public Library doing to address this change? We’re encouraging all our e-Readers to migrate to the Libby app in order to have continuous, uninterrupted access to our OverDrive libraries. Current and continuing OverDrive app users will still be able to access OverDrive Help for troubleshooting. You can also visit or call us to make an appointment for one-on-one tech assistance. Library staff can help you make the transition from the OverDrive app to the Libby app or can help you get started on your eReading adventures!





Frequently Asked Questions

Makerspace

Equipment


General

What is a Makerspace?


There are many defnitions for a makerspace but they all share a focus on exploration and discovery:

  1. A place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. (Oxford English Dictionary)
  2. A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. (Diana Rendina)
  3. Makerspaces are collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills… [they] are not necessarily born out of a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation. (Library as Incubator Project)




Who should use the Makerspace?


Our program is open to both children and adults. While some of the equipment may be too advanced for young children, there is plenty available that will appeal to all ages.




How can I use the Makerspace?


To use the Makerspace you must first reserve the equipment you intend to use. Visit our Makerspace page to browse and reserve the equipment. Each reservation will last 45 minutes but you may reserve an addtional 45 minutes if there are no patrons waiting.




What does this service cost?


While it is free to use the equipment, there are replacement costs on some of our consumables. You can find the costs on the Makerspace page.