January 18, 2022

eBooks and Libraries: 3M Cloud Library Expanding Into UK and Australian Markets

The announcement below comes as the London Book Fair begins later this week.

From 3M:

3M Library Systems today announced that it will expand its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System to libraries in the UK and Australia. Borrowers in these countries will benefit from 3M’s entry into the market as it boosts public libraries’ options to meet the increasing demand for digital content.

3M Cloud Library has been an industry leader in advancing technology in the eLending market and is currently available in over 1000 libraries in the US and Canada.


3M’s entry into these new markets will be supported with dedicated sales and support resources across the UK and Australia. This launch will help bring awareness and boost digital lending in these territories at a critical time, as public libraries are realising the potential and the benefits of expanding digital library services. For example, in the UK, the recently created Leadership for Libraries task force has already recognised digital enablement for libraries as a key priority, and is committed to help deliver services such as wi-fi and digital lending services across libraries nationwide.

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.