EBR Library offering another e-books resource | Events
By Sarah Crawford
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library now offers another resource for patrons to download e-books easily and for free with their library cards.
The 3M Cloud Library offers a starting collection of 2,000 e-books and growing. E-books via 3M are available to be read through iPhone and Android smartphones, the Nook, Sony e-reader, Kobo, and through PCs and Mac computers.
3M serves as a complement to OverDrive, the Library’s other downloadable books service. 3M offers e-books that are not available through Overdrive, such as titles from Penguin, Hachette, and Macmillan publishers.
Emilie Smart, Coordinator Reference and Computer Services for the Library, announced the service, saying, “We are delighted to offer our readers a new source for downloadable fiction, biography, humor, self-help, and non-fiction from popular authors like M.C. Beaton, Walter Mosley, Maya Angelou, Laurie King, Elizabeth Berg, Jennifer Hudson, Bill Maher, and hundreds more. We’ll continue to add to the 3M Cloud and our existing OverDrive resource on a regular basis, and all titles will appear in the Library’s online catalog. So whether you’re searching for a particular book in the catalog, or want to browse through both OverDrive as well as the new 3M Cloud, you’ll be able to enjoy to this growing collection.”
Patrons will need to download the 3M Cloud Library App from the Apple App Store, Google Play, NOOK Storefront, or install the PC or Mac 3M Cloud Library Apps. Browse and check out e-books from the library’s Digital Library http://www.ebrpl.com/digitals1.html using your library card, and then download the item onto your compatible device for immediate reading.
Patrons must have current EBRP Library cards to use this and all other download services.
For more information, call (225) 231-3750 or visit www.ebrpl.libguides.com/3mcloud.
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