January 23, 2021

St. Paul Public Library To Begin Testing 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Terminals This Week

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

The St. Paul Public Library will become a beta testing site for a new electronic book lending service on Wednesday.

The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will allow patrons to check out books on their own electronic devices or borrow such devices from the library to use at home.

The 3M system includes more than 100,000 titles from 40 publishers including Random House, Sourcebooks and IPG. 3M terminals with touch screens will help library patrons browse the digital collection. Digital readers also are synchronized with the library system.

See Also: eBook Usage Soars at St. Paul Libraries, But it’s Still a Small Fraction of Book Lending (January 4. 2012)

See Also: “3M Branches Out with e-Readers for St. Paul Public Libraries” (July 2011)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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