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3M Cloud Library

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

64 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

Recommended

Easy to use to find and check out books. Works on my phone and my Nook. If your library doesn't show up on the menu, that means that they do not offer the service and haven't purchased content for their customers to check out using 3M. It's a fairly new service, so th...
Easy to use to find and check out books. Works on my phone and my Nook. If your library doesn't show up on the menu, that means that they do not offer the service and haven't purchased content for their customers to check out using 3M. It's a fairly new service, so that may be the case for many libraries.

posted by 8060614 on October 2, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

38 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

Overdrive app more user friendly for me

Today I found free apps for this, the 3m cloud library, and the overdrive library. I have a NY state library card, and they appear to support both libraries (as others mentioned a very limited number of libraries are using 3m at this point)

Even if NY had a fraction o...
Today I found free apps for this, the 3m cloud library, and the overdrive library. I have a NY state library card, and they appear to support both libraries (as others mentioned a very limited number of libraries are using 3m at this point)

Even if NY had a fraction of the books available on 3m as they have available for overdrive, after trying each I will use overdrive almost exclusively.

Overdrive is more intuitive. I knew what I was doing right away and when you search for titles, it is the same interface as the ebook website when using your nook's web browser.

With 3m I attempted to log in about 5 times before it recognized my card number (your "id" by the way). I thought the interface was strange and the pictures of book covers were chopped off in an odd way. In all honesty, I only spent about 20 minutes using the 3m app and another 20 minutes trying to find out more about it online.

I plan to keep an eye on this app to see if it improves and if the collection grows. I hope to see 3m grow and become more used by libraries. My understanding is that they sought to provide an answer to some of the negative business practices of overdrive - primarily overdrive's contracting with libraries. Libraries pay a huge annual fee to use overdrive (in addition to buying the ebooks) and if their contract ends they run the risk of losing access to their collection (see the case of the Kansas State Library).

posted by 15863261 on November 4, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Recommended

    Easy to use to find and check out books. Works on my phone and my Nook. If your library doesn't show up on the menu, that means that they do not offer the service and haven't purchased content for their customers to check out using 3M. It's a fairly new service, so that may be the case for many libraries.

    64 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    recommended

    I have a color nook and it was relatively easy to get a library book ready to read on my nook. The librarian is most helpful if you have a problem. Getting used to the process is a big part of the ease in using the system. I will continue to get books from the libray. Thank you.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Limited

    I am in California and only about 20 or so libraries have signed up to use this service. Maybe in the future I can use it.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Performance is very slow. Bookmark function does not work. Nook

    Performance is very slow. Bookmark function does not work. Nook does not auto power down but stays on, not good for battery. Difficult to navigate. No lookup or highlight functions. Library uses it so stuck with it but do not like it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Highly recommend

    Not every selection I have looked for is available. Othewise I have enjoyed using the 3Mm library. I would recmmend it foranyone who enjoys boooks.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Great IF you have access to a participating library

    Using the 3M Cloud Library I have access to books through the Kansas State Library. The search feature is a little clunky but it will lead to available books. There are a limited number of titles as some publishers will not let libraries lend ebooks.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Needs a dictionary feature

    I really like the layout of this app. I've read over 60 books on my Nook using this. It is terrific. HOWEVER, both the Nook Reader AND the Overdrive reader/library app have a dictionary or browser feature. I like being able to improve my vocabulary and I hate reading words I don't know. Please, please add this feature to your next update. There would be no competition for best reader/library app if you do. The rest of the app is beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Check it out!

    Easy to install and use. For non-techie person, this app is great. Only drawback is sometimes the bookmark gets lost and you need to find your spot.

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Highly recommended for downloading library books

    Easy to use

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Recommend but still confusing

    I just finished my first book and starting my second but having trouble navigating the system. I tried to borrow another book and it says it can't be removed from the Wish List??? I didn't have it on a whish list and I can't figure it out. Is it not available yet? Am I doing something wrong? I just don't know where to go for help. I'm sure there's a place to go to get help but it's not really easy to find.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Love!!

    Love this app! About to travel cross country and excited I can check out books on my nook.

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