ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M
Cloud Library eBook Lending Service continues to successfully
roll-out in libraries across the nation, and will be introduced to
patrons at the Glendale and Pasadena Public Libraries today at launch
events just prior to tomorrow’s American Library Association Annual
Conference opening in Anaheim, Calif. The public and media are invited
to experience the revolutionary lending service at open house events
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pasadena Central Library and from 1 p.m.
to 3 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library.
“We have heard a great deal of positive feedback about the 3M Cloud
Library from other beta sites, and we’re extremely excited about the
installation,” said Glendale Library Arts & Culture Director Cindy
Cleary. “This system will allow us to offer patrons the latest in eBook
lending technology, and the best part is that anyone can benefit from
this system, not just those who already own an eReading device.”
The 3M Cloud Library offers a turnkey system of digital content,
in-library hardware, and apps for borrowing and reading. At today’s open
houses, attendees will be able to test drive the system, which uses
several components to allow users to browse the electronic catalog and
read on the device of their choice:
3M Discovery Terminals: Patrons at the library can browse the
catalog on these electronic kiosks with an intuitive touch-based
3M eReaders: Content from the Cloud Library can be synced with
easy-to-use 3M eReaders that can be checked out like any other
lendable materials at several branches of the Glendale and Pasadena
Mobile device compatibility: The service’s eBooks are
compatible with PCs, Macs, iPads, Nooks, and Androids. Using their
personal devices, patrons can browse, check out and read eBooks all
without leaving the 3M Cloud Library app.
“With 3M’s solid history in the library community and their commitment
to customer service, the decision to move forward with the 3M Cloud
Library was absolutely the best choice for our libraries,” said Jan
Sanders, director of the Pasadena Public Library. “This system offers
our patrons the opportunity to access our eBooks from anywhere, and it
allows them to do so with unprecedented ease and speed.”
Along with the Glendale and Pasadena Public Libraries, a number of other
libraries across the country have now made the 3M Cloud Library
available to patrons, including St. Paul Public Library, Minn.; Richland
County Public Library, S.C.; Addison Public Library, Ill.; Douglas
County Libraries, Colo.; Darien Library, Conn.; Richland County Public
Library, S.C.; Mobile Public Library, Ala. and the State Library of
Kansas on behalf of the Kansas Digital Library Consortium. 3M continues
to seek feedback from both patrons and staff at these locations on the
service’s ease of use and functionality, using their input to refine the
For more information about the 3M Cloud Library eLending system, visit 3M.com/Cloud.
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About 3M Library Systems
Library Systems is committed to helping libraries thrive by providing
cutting edge technologies including RFID , automated materials handling
(AMH), self check and security solutions, as well as our latest
innovation 3M Cloud Library, the fastest growing eBook Lending Service.
Finding the technology solution that is right for each unique library,
3M’s promise is to deliver a long term partnership that is built to
exceed expectations. Follow us on Twitter @3MLibrary or visit www.3M.com/us/library.
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About Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
Library, Arts & Culture Department provides services, materials and
activities to enrich life, foster literacy, inspire intellectual
curiosity and stimulate the imagination. With over 1 million visitors
every year, the Library serves the information needs of people of all
ages. The Brand Library & Art Center includes an art gallery and recital
hall, and houses the Department’s art and music collections, including
over 33,000 music CDs. The Department’s functions include administration
of the City of Glendale’s Arts & Culture Commission. For more
information see: www.glendalepubliclibrary.org
or Facebook, at www.facebook.com/GlendalePL.
About Pasadena Public Library
Public Library is your source for information 24/7 providing free access
to materials for all ages, including books, eBooks and digital media,
DVDs, CDs, audio books, electronic databases and online resources, free
Wi-Fi and Internet access. From computer training classes for adults,
career assistance, author talks, book clubs, storytimes to children’s
programming, teen activities and family events there is literally
something for everyone! For more information, visit www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net.