Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System



96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS:

Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm

Friday:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday:

9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

Free Online Books,

Audiobooks, & Magazines

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cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is Here!

 

Our new eBook service is now available!

You will need a library card for Luzerne County.

Here’s what you need to get started:

 

1) Download the cloudLibrary app from the App Store on your mobile device or computer. You can click on the image at left, or go to yourcloudlibrary.com, to choose your app and get started. Once the app is downloaded, and you have your library card, you can set up an account in the app in a few easy steps!

 

2) First, open the app. The first screen will ask you to select a language. Scroll to your preferred language and tap anywhere on the screen.

 

3) Next you will have to select your Country, State, and County Library System. Scroll to select, and tap on each selection.

For Country ~ United States

For State/Region ~ Pennsylvania

For Library ~ Luzerne County Library System

 

4) Click Next. You will have to accept the user agreement to continue.

 

5) Next, tap on the selection for Library Card ID, type in your library card number, and tap on Login.

 

You have now set up your cloudLibrary account! You can swipe through the introduction screens or tap Skip to continue.

 

Tap on Search at the bottom of your screen to access the available library.

At the top of the Search screen are 3 options: Featured, Favorites, and All.

Featured offers top picks in multiple categories, scroll up to see all options.

Favorites allows you to select your reading preferences. Tap Let’s Go to begin the selection process, then select from the options presented.

All offers all titles available by genre.

 

You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout, or if the item is not yet available, tap Hold to place the title on hold. If it is available, but you do not want to check it out immediately, you can tap Save For Later.

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cloudLibrary NewsStand

eMagazines Are Here!

 

Our new eMagazine service, from the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the Luzerne County Library System, is now available! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.

 

Check out magazines to download and read online or offline in a variety of languages. Using cloudLibrary NewsStand is as easy as cloudLibrary. Simply go to their website, cloudlibrary.magzter.com, or click the image at left.

There is also an app you can download onto your device! You can find it in your app store under cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

Here’s what you will need to get started:

 

1) Download the cloudLibrary NewsStand app from the App Store on your mobile device or computer, or go to the website listed above. Once the app is downloaded or you are on the website, and you have your library card, you can set up an account in a few easy steps!

2) On the NewsStand website, click on Login in the upper right corner and you will be redirected to the log in page. When using the app, the first screen will ask you to log in.

3) Tap or click on “New user? Please register online/Create a new account.” You will be redirected to the registration page.

4) Fill in your name and email, create a password, and click Next at the bottom of the screen.

5) Next, you will have to select your Country and Library. Scroll to select, and tap on each selection. Then enter your library card number.

For Country ~ United States

For Library ~ Luzerne County Library System

6) Click on Register at the bottom of the screen. “Please Wait” may briefly appear before redirecting you to cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

You have now set up your cloudLibrary NewsStand account! You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on it, then clicking on the Read button.

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