3M Cloud Library

The 3M Cloud Library is one of the resources accessible to BCCLS patrons from which you can borrow ebooks. 3M Cloud Library ebooks can be read on supported tablets, phones, and ereaders, including:

Ebooks for other Kindle ereaders (including the original Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, etc.) are available through our OverDrive collection.

Getting started is easy...

Step 1

Download the app.

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.

Step 2

Log into your library.

Using the drop down menu, select United States, New Jersey, BCCLS, and enter your library card number and PIN/Password. Be sure that your library account is in good standing. Agree to the terms and log in.

Step 3

Browse, check out and read.

Now you are ready to browse, check out ebooks from the app or the BCCLS catalog, and read.

Step 4

Transfer e-books.

If you have an e-reader use the PC App to load the ebook through a USB connection.

Integration

3M Cloud Library titles are integrated into the BCCLS catalog.  This means that you can check out or place a hold on a 3M Cloud Library ebook directly from the BCCLS catalog.  Additionally, you can return ebooks and cancel holds through your library account.

To identify a 3M Cloud Library ebook in the catalog, look for the 3M Cloud Library icon next to a title in your search results.    

3M Integration

Log into your library account and click on the Check Out or Place Hold option to check out or place a hold on a 3M Cloud Library ebook.

Be sure that your email address is included in your library card account so that you will be notified when your 3M Cloud Library ebook hold becomes available. 

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Need Help?

3M provides an excellent online resource to help you learn more about the 3M Cloud Library.  The 3M Cloud Library support site is your portal to download the apps, view instructional videos, and get more how to information on specific devices. 

Click here to access the 3M Cloud Library support site.

+ Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 3M Cloud Library?

The 3M Cloud Library joins OverDrive as one of the resources accessible to BCCLS patrons from which you can borrow ebooks.  It is primarily geared towards tablets (iOS and Android), but can be transferred to a dedicated ereader, such as a Nook or Kobo.  At this time, the 3M Cloud Library is not available for most Kindle devices.

What do I need to do to get started with the 3M Cloud Library?

In order to read the ebooks available from the eBCCLS 3M Cloud Library, you will need to download the free 3M Cloud Library app for your device or computer, and have a current library card in good standing and PIN/Password.

Where do I download the 3M Cloud Library app?

The FREE 3M Cloud Library app is available from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), Google Play for Android devices, and, if transferring an ebook to a dedicated ereader (Nook Touch, Nook Color, Sony, Kobo) the Windows and MAC app from http://ebook.3m.com

Which devices are compatible?

The 3M Cloud Library currently works with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook, Kobo and Android tablets and phones.  Please note that this is not a comprehensive list but rather a list of devices that 3M has tested with their system to ensure that they are compatible.  3M Cloud Library ebooks can also be read on a Windows or MAC personal computer.  Additionally, the 3M Cloud Library app can be installed on the Kindle Fire using sideme.org, please see http://ebook.3m.com for instructions.

Can I access the 3M Cloud Library ebook across multiple devices?

Yes, once checked out to your account, an ebook can be accessed on up to 6 devices.

If I'm reading a 3M Cloud Library ebook on more than one device will the 3M Cloud Library keep track of where I left off?

Yes, if your device is connected to the internet, the 3M Cloud Library will keep track of progress, bookmarks, and any notes you may have added.

Can I download eaudiobooks from the 3M Cloud Library?

At this time, the eBCCLS 3M Cloud Library collection only offers ebooks.

Where can I go if I need help?

3M has created an excellent online resource to assist you with the 3M Cloud Library. This resource can be found at http://ebook.3m.com.

The 3M Cloud Library support site contains an overview of the service, instructional videos, and a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

If you still need help, patrons and staff can complete this support form for assistance.

Do I need to know my Adobe Digital Editions ID?

If you are using a tablet, the 3M Cloud Library will detect your Adobe ID.  If using a dedicated e-reader, you will may be prompted to enter to enter your Adobe ID. 

What is my Adobe Digital Editions ID?

The Adobe Digital Editions ID is usually the email address and password you used when setting up the account on the Adobe website where you initially applied for an Adobe Digital Editions ID. If you cannot remember your password, you can request assistance from Adobe at this website.

Do I need to use the Adobe Digital Editions software?

No, it is not necessary to use the ADE software.  Ebooks are downloaded directly to your device or transferred through the 3M Cloud Library PC app.

Do you need a library card and Password/PIN?

Yes, your library card number and Password/PIN are required to login to the 3M Cloud Library and borrow ebooks.

Can I browse the 3M Cloud Library BCCLS ebook collection through the web, without downloading the apps?

You can see the eBCCLS 3M Cloud Library ebook collection by clicking on this link.  Please note that you can only browse and check out titles from the web, but are not able to download or read them.  Reading 3M Cloud Library ebooks is done through the apps downloaded to your computer or device.

How do I find 3M Cloud Library ebooks in the BCCLS catalog?

3M Cloud Library ebooks are easily identifiable in the BCCLS catalog.  Look for the 3M Cloud Library icon:

3M Cloud Library

How many 3M Cloud Library ebooks can I have checked out at any one time?

You can have up to 5 titles checked out at any one time.

Do my 3M Cloud Library checkouts count against my OverDrive checkouts?

No, you can have up to 5 checkouts from each provider.

How many 3M Cloud Library ebooks can I have on hold at any one time?

You can have up to 5 titles on hold at any one time.

Do my 3M Cloud Library holds against my OverDrive holds?

No, you can have up to 5 holds from each provider.

What is the loan period for a 3M Cloud Library ebook?

14 days

How long will a 3M Cloud Library ebook be held for me once I've been notified that the hold is available?

3 days (72 hours) from when the email is sent.

Can I return 3M Cloud Library ebooks early?

Yes, 3M Cloud Library ebooks can be returned through your library account, PC app, and the iOS or Android app.

Can I renew a 3M Cloud Library ebook?

At this time, it is not possible to renew an ebook.  Once the loan period has expired, the ebook will go to the next person on the hold queue.  If there are no patrons waiting for the ebook and you wish to continue reading, you will need to go through the check out process again.

What if I still have questions?

Please click here to fill out a support form and we will be happy to assist you.

For additional assistance, click here to fill out a support form or send an email to downloadable@bccls.org.