Fire Installation

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Use these instructions to download and install the cloudLibrary by bibliotheca App on your Fire.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before proceeding with the below listed instructions, you will need to confirm which generation your Fire is. If you need help determining which Fire you have use the information here.

The Fire will NOT notify you of system updates. To get the latest version, uninstall and reinstall the App using the provided instructions.

Fire Installation Video Tutorial, for all our how-to videos click here.

To check your version, tap on About in the cloudLibrary Account menu

1 | Enabling your Fire


Go to the settings menu by tapping the settings icon or swiping down from the top of the screen.

Choose Security (on some Fires you will need to choose Device).

Turn on the option allow Apps from Unknown Sources.

You will get a warning message Click Ok.

Go back to the Home screen.

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Swipe down from the top of the screen. This pulls up the Quick Settings menu.

Tap More.

Choose Settings then Device (on some Fires you will need to go to Applications).

Tap on the option to turn on Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources.

Go back to the Home screen.

2 | Download and install cloudLibrary

On your Fire Open the Silk browser and navigate to

Scroll down the page and tap on the Fire icon.


Tap on the red download button below that matches your generation of your Fire. 

*If you need help determining which Fire you have use the information here.

4th generation and up Fires click below

3rd generation Fires click below

*For more information about using audiobooks with 3rd gen fires click here.

Tap Ok to message.

Tap open Download complete.

If the download prompt does not display, you will need to locate the YCL .apk file on your device. Please check in your notifications list by swiping down from the top of your screen or in the Downloads section of your file manager app.

When asked “Do you want to install this application?” select install and then open.

If the app does not open, tap on the Home icon and tap on the cloudLibrary™ icon to open the app.

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Select your country and state
 from the drop down menus.

Select your library and enter your library card number or ID/PIN.

3 | Installation is complete

You are ready to use cloudLibrary.
For additional help and information, visit our FAQ section here.

cloudLibrary is currently not compatible with Kindle Paperwhites or the kindle e-ink device Apps. If you  would like to read ebooks on your kindle e-ink device please contact Amazon Support and request that Amazon allow compatibility with cloudLibrary.

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