How to Install Calibre on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Calibre on Your Synology NAS

Calibre is a cross-platform open-source suite of e-book software by Kovid Goyal. Calibre supports organizing existing e-books into virtual libraries, displaying, editing, creating and converting e-books, as well as syncing e-books with a variety of e-readers. Editing books is supported for EPUB and AZW3 formats. In short, Calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. Users say it’s outstanding and a must-have. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely free and open source, and great for both casual users and computer experts. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Calibre on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Calibre 6.14.1 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Synology NAS Install Docker DSM 7.2

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it calibre. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Calibre Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Calibre Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in “Install Calibre“. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=calibre \
-p 7080:8080 \
-p 7081:8081 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/calibre:/config \
--security-opt seccomp=unconfined \
--restart always \

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Calibre Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Calibre Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Calibre” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Calibre – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Calibre Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:7080 Follow the installation procedure shown in the images below. Choose your language, your calibre library, then click Next. Note: If you don’t get the welcome wizard, try to use the edge browser. If this doesn’t not work either, remember that a fresh browser page rather than a tab allows it to work at least every other time.

Calibre Synology NAS Set up 6

Choose your e-book device, then click Next.

Calibre Synology NAS Set up 7

Congratulations! You have successfully set up calibre. Click Finish to apply your settings.

Calibre Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 10

Enjoy your Calibre!

Calibre Synology NAS Set up 9 new 2022

Note: If you want to run the Calibre container over HTTPS, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Calibre work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

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This post was updated on Monday / March 20th, 2023 at 11:18 PM