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You can check out 3M titles by logging into your library account and searching the library's catalog.  However, you must have one of the 3M Cloud apps to download and read 3M titles.


Find directions for installing 3M apps by clicking on approprirate 'Tip Sheet' link below.


3M App for
Windows PC

3M App for

3M App for Nook Color, Nook
Tablet and Nook HD Tablet

3M App for

3M Cloud Library
on the web



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Tip sheet - App for Nook
Color, Nook Tablet and Nook HD Tablet

[PDF] (opens new window)

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Tip sheet - Windows PC App

[PDF] (opens new window)




Tip sheet for eReaders (Nook & Kobo) - use 3M's PC app and a USB cable to side-load ebooks

[PDF] (opens in new window)

Tip sheet - Android App

[PDF] (opens new window)

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Scan QR code above to download free 3M
Android app from the Google Play Store



3M App for MAC Computers


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Tip sheet - iOS (iPod/iPhone) App

[PDF] (opens new window)

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Scan QR code above to download free
3M iOS app from the iTunes App Store

From the web, you can browse
the 3M collection, log into
your account and check out
titles, but cannot download

or read them. In order
to download and read
3M titles, you must

first download one of
the apps onto your
PC or device.




3M Cloud Library Borrowing Policies:

  • Up to 6 titles can be checked out at a time.


  • Titles can be checked out for 3 weeks.


  • Up to 6 holds may be placed at a time.


  • You will be notified by email when holds are ready. Hold notices will be sent to the email address the library has on file for you, which can be found in the Contact Information section of your library account. Once the email notice has been sent, you will have 3 days to retrieve holds.  


  • No need to return titles; they will expire at the end of the loan period.


  • Returning titles before they expire is possible from within your library account and from the Android and iOS app.
  • The PC app does not currently support early returning of titles.
  • No renewals are available.




Branches with Discovery Terminals


Browse the collection at the Towson and Catonsville branches using the
3M touch-screen Discovery Terminal. 


The Discovery Terminal allows you to search for and check out eBooks
from the 3M Cloud Library.


When you open the 3M app on your device (and log into your 3M account if needed),
the titles will appear in the app under the My Books tab.


  Frequently asked questions about eBooks.




For help with 3M Cloud Library, support requests or any questions not addressed above, please send an email via our Ask a Question form.  Always include as many details as possbile, such as which app you have downloaded (PC, Android, iOS or Nook), the type of device you have (Android, iOS, or Nook) and the nature of any trouble you may be experiencing. 

TIP:  If you are having trouble with one of the 3M apps, try closing any open apps and restarting your device. This corrects many issues with apps. If the app still won't work, try  unistalling/reinstalling the app.


Find all the 3M Cloud Library Apps and FAQs at the 3M Cloud Library Website



Last revised: July 21, 2014