Calibre-web is a web app providing a clean interface for browsing, reading and downloading eBooks using an existing Calibre database. It is also possible to integrate Google drive and edit metadata and your calibre library through the app itself. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Calibre-Web on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it calibreweb. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install Calibre-Web“. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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-web \ -p 8083:8083 \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -e DOCKER_MODS=linuxserver/calibre-web:calibre \ -e OAUTHLIB_RELAX_TOKEN_SCOPE=1 \ -v /volume1/docker/calibreweb:/config \ -v /volume1/web/books:/books \ --restart always \ ghcr.io/linuxserver/calibre-web
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.)
Note: In the code above after -v /volume1/docker/calibreweb:/config \ you have to add your personal path to eBooks. For example, I have used my personal eBooks path folder -v /volume1/web/books:/books \ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/books:/books \
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Calibre-Web” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Calibre-Web – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
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:8083 Add your metadata.db database location, then click Save. For example, my own metadata.db file is located in -v /volume1/web/books:/books. Your database should be located in -v /path/toyour/books:/books so you should only type in /books as your Location of Calibre Database. Follow the instructions in the image below.
If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top center of your screen: “Calibre-Web configuration updated“. Click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Login on STEP 10, you will be prompted to add a Username and a Password.
Note: You can change the default Username and Password once you log in.
Note: If you want to run the Calibre-Web container over HTTPS, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: Find out how to update the Calibre container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
This post was updated on Thursday / October 21st, 2021 at 8:40 PM