3M Cloud Library

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 5+.

The 3M Cloud Library application is an innovative way to browse, borrow and read popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks from your local public library.Â  You will need a valid library card to use the application.Â  If you do not have access to a library card, please inquire at your local library as to how to get one.Â  Your library credentials will give you access to the thousands of titles ...
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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 5+.

The 3M Cloud Library application is an innovative way to browse, borrow and read popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks from your local public library.Â  You will need a valid library card to use the application.Â  If you do not have access to a library card, please inquire at your local library as to how to get one.Â  Your library credentials will give you access to the thousands of titles available to you as a member of your local library.Â  The 3M Cloud Library application is part of a full suite of services purposed for you to enjoy books from your public library.Â  If your local library does not yet have the 3M Cloud Library please ask them about getting a subscription for your community.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043913227
  • Publisher: 3M Company
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.34.17
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
  • Sales rank: 1,491
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.3m.com/cloud
    • Email: ls-softwaresupport@mmm.com

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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.

    62 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    The Best!

    If your library has purchased this system, then the library will show up in the system Only about 70 libraries have this collection so far, if your library has this, the system works so awesome. So much better than Overdrive! Talk to your library about getting the cloud, then the app will work! It's soo worth it, super great system for eReading from your library

    42 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    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 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).

    37 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    This app needs work!  I recently got the app and linked it to my

    This app needs work!  I recently got the app and linked it to my library account.  I was able to check out a book and was happy with experience at first.  It is nice to get library books without having to put them on my computer and transfer.  I am very disappointed however that it does not allow the Nook to go into sleep mode while you are reading a book.  This is a severe deficiency that has made my battery run down several times.  It is a habit to leave my book open because when reading normally on the Nook or using any other app the Nook automatically goes into sleep mode.  When I contacted customer service for 3M they gave me no guideance other than to say to close the program.  They need to acknowledge that there is a problem and work to fix it.  I am also disappointed by the lack of help in navigating the program.  I have read other reviews about the books being unavailable when you aren't online.  I have not tried to read offline yet, so I can't say how that works, but if that is the case it will be yet another glitch that needs to be corrected.  At this point I would not recommend this app, but since our library systems pick the apps and we don't the actual users may not have a choice. :-(

    22 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Effortless!

    As long as your preferred library is in their database, this app performs flawlessly!!! Certainly a lot less hassle than the Quickdrive!

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Love it!

    I was so thrilled when we got word that the 3M app for the Nook was available! It is SO much easier now to borrow books!!

    If your library doesn't subscribe to 3M, you should ask them about adding it...

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Wht?

    I put in my state and it doesnt show my library

    9 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Stupid!

    My local library doesnt even show!

    9 out of 31 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 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Disappointing app

    I've had a variety of problems with this app. When I select a book to find out more about it, I can't get back to search mode. The selection of books seems very limited. Once the book is on my device (a Nook), I have difficulty turning the page (I get the screen with the font size selection and so on). It takes 4 or 5 tries before the page turns. Others have mentioned the app doesn't allow the Nook to turn itself off after a period of inactivity. These negatives outweigh the good features, such as obtaining books without needing to transfer them from a computer.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Great app

    This a great app the only problem I have on it is that the font are so small. I've adjusted it as far as it could go. I find a lot of great books,and authors that I like. Please fix this small problem.

    5 out of 5 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 October 4, 2012

    Great app...

    It's free and it's great. You won't be sorry.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Problem loading

    I wasn't able to get my Nook to load the application, but it may be a problem with my device not the application.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    cloud with nook HD

    The app works well but the fonts are so small on the hd its annoying to read and I do not need reading glasses. I noted they updated the fonts on the ipad but not on the nook HD

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    Not useful in my area

    This app is only useful with certain libraries in the US.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Collection Is Very Small

    The app is very easy to use. However, compared to Overdrive, the seledction if books on this app is rather pitiful.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    LOVE IT!

    I have been able to read some of the latest books. Lots and lots of PROS, only one CON. It was difficult to find how to return the books after you read them. I'm grateful that my library uses 3M Cloud. Thank you 3M for a valuable service.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    MY DADDY WORKS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D

    MY DADDY WORKS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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