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

3M Cloud Library, cloudLibrary


Cloud Library is one of Rasmussen Library's ebook collections. This ebook collection contains popular fiction and non-fiction, self-help, study skills, and cookbooks. 

Students enrolled in LIT3382 are required to read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Hadden. This novel is available in Cloud Library.

To access this book and other books in this ebook database, you’ll need to visit the CloudLibrary database or visit yourcloudlibrary.com. For an improved reader experience, you may want to download the CloudLibrary app to your mobile device, or Adobe Digital Editions to your computer, to read the book. Follow the instructions below about how to do this.

Using the Cloud Library App.

Step #1

Visit the CloudLibrary website at yourcloudlibrary.com.

Then, scroll down and click on the green web patron / e-reader button.

Step #2

On the next page, click the red Get Adobe Digital Editions button.

That will take you to the Adobe Digital Editions installers page. Click the appropriate link for your computer to download the app. Once downloaded, open the file to begin installation. You can also get Adobe Digital Editions for your mobile device.


Step #3

Once you’ve installed Adobe Digital Editions, go back to the cloudLibrary website at yourcloudlibrary.com. Once there, you’ll need to select the following from the three drop-down menus:

  • Country (United States)
  • State (Minnesota)
  • Library (Rasmussen College Library)

NOTE: Choose Minnesota even if you are connecting from another state.

Step #4

That will take you to the Rasmussen University featured section of cloudLibrary.

Click the green Login button. A dialog will appear asking for your Library ID Card. Simply enter your Rasmussen “smail” email address (firstname.lastname@smail.rasmussen.edu), then click Login and Accept.

NOTE: There is no password for the login.

Look for the ebook on either the "bookshelves" or through the search function. Once the ebook of interest is located, simply click or tap on the book cover.

A large dialog will appear. Click the small blue link, Download for offline reading.

That will download an .acsm file. When you click it, it will open in Adobe Digital Editions.

Step #5

Adobe Digital Editions will require you to authorize your computer or mobile device. If you have an Adobe ID, enter those credentials. If you don’t, click the blue Create an Adobe ID link to create one. Then, click Authorize.

Step #6

Once you have it open, you can use the sidebar to navigate to different parts of the book. You can also hide the sidebar if you want.

Use the left and right arrows at the bottom of the app to flip through the pages.

To make the font size larger or smaller, click the AA button at the top right. The cover image, though, isn’t affected by the font size you select.

​​​​​​​NOTE: The borrowing period is 7 days. 

Please contact the Librarian for General Education if you encounter problems accessing ebooks in Cloud Library.

  • Last Updated Oct 07, 2022
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  • Answered By Kerry Louvier

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  1. Is this process still valid? I'm getting an error of "Error authenticating your account. Please try again" every time I attempt.
    by AprilK on Dec 22, 2023
  2. Hi April, Cloud Library becomes available to new students during week 2 of the first quarter.
    by Ashley Librarian on Dec 22, 2023

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