3M Cloud Library for Mac is here!
Richland Library customers with Macs received a gift this season in the form of the 3M Cloud Library Mac App. Now Mac-users can use the app to browse Richland Library’s 3M Cloud Library eBook collection, download eBooks to their computers, and either read them on their screen or transfer eBooks to eReaders like the Nook and Sony Reader with the click of a mouse button. As a Mac-using, Nook-reading eBook-lover, I'd been looking forward to this for some time!
To download the app, just visit Richland Library’s 3M Cloud Library eBook collection and click on the Reader Apps button in the top right corner. You’ll find a link to download the 3M Cloud Library App for the device of your choice: just select Mac App, click "download Cloud Library for Mac" and install the app. Once you open the app, select your state and library (Richland Library, SC) and provide your library card number when prompted, and you’ll be all set.
If you’ve previously used Richland Library's 3M Cloud Library on a PC, smartphone, or tablet, you’ll have immediate access to all of your checked-out eBooks, reading history, and holds list. To transfer eBooks to your eReader, connect the eReader to your Mac using a USB cord and select the My Books tab in the 3M Cloud Library app. You’ll see a green “download to device” button across the cover of any downloaded eBooks you currently have checked out… just click "download to device", watch the app transfer your eBook, and safely eject your eReader, and you’ll be ready to read your eBook on the go!
Got another device? Richland Library’s 3M Cloud Library collection is also available via a free PC app, Android app, iOS app, and Nook app (for color-screen Nooks). Or you can browse the collection online or in the library and check out an eReader pre-loaded with up to ten titles you select from the Main Library Info desk. A sampling of popular eBooks available via 3M Cloud Library includes A Game of Thrones, Gone Girl, A Wanted Man, Warriors Super Edition: Yellowfang's Secret, and Seraphina, as well as the 2013 One Book, One Columbia selection, The Dry Grass of August.