Q. What is CLOUD LIBRARY and how do I get to it and use it?

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Cloud Library is one of Rasmussen Library's collections of ebooks.

You can use it to access novels like Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime that are required for some of Rasmussen's classes.

To use it, you must add and use the appropriate app to your device:

Unfortunately, CloudLibrary does not currently work with other types of Kindles.

If you login to cloudLibrary on the web (not from the app), you can search for and check out materials, but you cannot READ them. You must use the app to read. You can use just the app and never go to the website. That is what we recommend. The app is key. The app is king.

As of 1/18/2017: New students will get access Rasmussen's Cloud Library during the second week of their starting term. 


  • To login/set up your CloudLibrary account:
    • Set up or run the app as requested (see above)
    • Account login information for ALL Rasmussen students regardless of where you really live:
      • Your country is United States
      • Your state is (MN) Minnesota (even in you live in another state; because Rasmussen is based in Minnesota)
      • Your library is Rasmussen College Library
        • Computer:  


  • Your Library Card ID is your Rasmussen email (firstname.lastname@smail.rasmussen.edu) all lower case!
  • There is NO password for login. 
    • If you enter in a password, you will get a login error message. Delete everything in the field and try logging in again.
  • Accept the end user agreement
  • Login!


Once in the app & logged in:  

  • My Books are the books or audiobooks you already have checked out, this also shows you what books you have checked out previously, and what's on your hold list
  • Search lets you search by title, author, or keyword.

​​Example: If you are looking for Yo!, click on the magnifying glass and type in Yo!

  • The three lines symbol (at the top right) allows you to filter your searches and books.
  • Featured books are pre-selected by Rasmussen for a variety of categories: topics, courses, and media type.
  • Favorites allows you to set your reading preferences and shows you titles that match what you like.
  • ALL allows you to see books by genres such as historical, humorous, and science fiction.
  • Account allows you to update your login information.


  • Check out books!
    • Click on a title you are interested in
    • Click on borrow
    • Wait for the book to download to your device and begin reading
  • Put Holds on Books that are Checked Out
    • Click on "Hold" to be next in line (you will be notified when it is returned by the person who currently has it checked out)

  • Check out policies:
    • Books go out for 21 days at a time (they will self-return at 21 days)
    • Please check out no more than 3 books at a time
    • Please return books if you finish with them early
      • Search for the book or go to "My Books," click on Return

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  • Last Updated Mar 31, 2020
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  • Answered By Sara Fillbrandt, Digital Services Librarian

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