May 8, 2021

eBooks for Libraries: 3M Cloud Library Terminals Go Live at St. Paul Public Library

3M Cloud Library terminals are now available at the St. Paul Public Library in Minnesota. The Pioneer Press (St. Paul) has coverage. 3M Cloud Library, which has been in development for more than a year, will complement a rival OverDrive e-book- lending service used by public library systems in Minnesota and around the country. 3M […]

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 […]

Audio: 3M's Cloud Library Discussed on Minnesota Public Radio

From a Text Summary: Millions of Americans now own Kindles, Nooks and other e-readers. And libraries are taking notice, expanding their collections of e-books they can loan to patrons. That trend has 3M’s attention. The company has a long history of serving libraries. And 3M sees a big business opportunity in helping libraries build, manage […]

eBooks: Innovations Continue for 3M Cloud Library, New Publishing Agreements Announced

From a 3M Announcement: Beta site users [including St. Paul Public Library, Kansas Digital Library Consortium, and the Mobile Public Library of Alabama] are now discovering the 3M Cloud Library’s outstanding ease of use, as 3M has created the easiest way to install and start using its app. By eliminating the need for an Adobe […]

College Press: "Kansas Libraries Lead Way in e-book Access"

The article includes several quotes from Jo Budler, Kansas State Librarian on the current state of eBooks in KS. It also includes comments from: Lea Currie, head of collection development at KU Libraries Sherri Turner, assistant director of the Lawrence Public Library From the University Daily Kansan: “We’ve had a contract with OverDrive since 2005, […]

"3M Branches Out with e-Readers for St. Paul Public Libraries"

From the St. Paul Pioneer Press: 3M Co.’s new cloud library system will touch down first in St. Paul. With its own 3M-branded e-reader and software that’s compatible with many tablet devices, the Maplewood-based industrial manufacturer is looking to expand its presence in libraries. The first step for that new business line comes next month, […]

"3M Reveals Its Plans for a Library-Specific Device"

From a Good Reads Article by Mercy Pilkington: There’s been a lot of talk this week about 3M’s as-of-yet unveiled e-ink e-reader device, one that is intended for a highly specific market. Today, 3M’s Digital Business Development Leader Tom Mercer spoke to GoodEReader.com  about 3M’s plans for their device, for the Discovery Terminal, and their […]

Eric Hellman Says "3M's eBook Cloud Library Didn't Come Out of Nowhere!"

A new blog post by  GlueJar President and the founder of Go To Hellman (one of our favorite blogs), Eric Hellman. From the Blog Post: When Douglas County Libraries began investigating how to put ebooks into county resident’s computers, they wanted to do something similar. A user looking for ebooks should be greeted with a […]

Marshall Breeding on 3M's Plans to Debut Cloud Based eBook Lending Service at ALA Annual

From Marshall’s Library Technology Guides 3M Library Systems announces that it will introduce the 3M Cloud Library eBook lending service at the ALA Annual Conference on June 24, 2011 in New Orleans, LA. 3M Cloud Library eBook lending provides eBooks, software and hardware with titles from leading publishers including Random House and IPG; partnerships with […]