3M Cloud Library PC App
Step 1 - Download
Download the PC app here. The app works with Windows 7, Vista, and XP. A Mac version is under development.
Step 2 - Install
Click on 'Download Cloud Library'
Choose to save the file and then run the install program when the download is complete.
During the installation you will need to select the state of Connecticut and Danbury Library.
Enter your library card when prompted.
You will need to view and agree to the End User License Agreement.
Once the application has been installed, a desktop shortcut will appear labeled '3M Cloud Library'.
You are ready to start using the Cloud Library!
Next Page: Using the PC App
PC App Features
Use the PC app to search, check out, and read eBooks from the Cloud
Library. The PC app can also be used to transfer eBooks to a portable
eBook reader (see compatible devices). *
* Please note: The 3M Cloud Library is not currently compatible with Kindle. If you own a Kindle, please let Amazon know that compatibility with the 3M Cloud Library is important to you by visiting your Kindle's customer service page and using the "contact us" link.
Browse the most popular Cloud Library books and titles chosen by
library staff. To browse all books on a shelf, click "List View".
Browse all Cloud Library books by subject. Click "List View" to see
all titles in a subject. Click "Show All Subcategories" to break the
subject area into subcategories.
Search for books by words that appear in the title, author, or book details.
This is where you will find your account information as well as your current books, holds, messages, and more.
This shows books you have currently checked out. Click "List View" to
see more options, including "Check In" to return a book early.
This shows books you have on hold, as well as an estimate of how soon the book will be available.
This is a list of all Cloud Library books you have checked out. If
you like, you can choose to delete your reading history at any time by
scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking "Delete Reading
This is where you will find any messages from the Library, including notices that your held items are ready for checkout.
Your account profile shows your library name, country, state, and
city. If you like, you can change your library information by clicking
the "Change Library Identification" button.
Checking Out and Reading
Check Out and Holds
When you have found a book you would like, click the book's cover to
bring up the "Book Detail" page. Here you can see a summary and similar
books in the collection.
Tap the green "Check Out" button to check out the book. If the book
is currently checked out, tap the gray "Add to Hold List" button to
place the book on your Hold List.
The book will appear on your Currently Reading list and will download to your computer.
Reading on Your Computer
Under the Currently Reading section of My Books, click on the book cover to open it.
The first time you open a book, Cloud Library needs to activate an Adobe ID.
If you do not have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer,
you will be given the option of using a system-provided Adobe ID or
using your own. Make your choice and click "OK" to proceed.
If you already have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer authorized with your personal Adobe ID, the Cloud Library app will use your personal ID to continue. You will see this message:
The book will open in a 5th tab, to the right of "My Books":
Use the arrows on the right and left of the book's pages to move through the books.
Click the upper right corner of the book for more options:
Click the i icon for book details.
Click the large and small "A" icon to change text size.
Click the magnifying glass icon to search inside the book by keyword.
Click the square box to add bookmarks or notes.
Transferring to Your eBook Reader
Turn on your eBook reader and connect it to your computer.
In the Cloud Library app, go to the "My Books" tab. Once the app has
recognized your device, you should see a "connected to device" message
and green "download to device" buttons for each book you have downloaded
to your computer.
Click the green "download to device" button to transfer the book to your eBook reader.
When you are done transferring eBooks to
your reader, eject the device. The book should now be available on your
reader. (Some readers will file the title in a folder called "Digital
The following eBook readers are compatible with Cloud Library:
- Literati Reader
- Sony Reader (older models only, not the PRS-T1)
- Kobo Reader
You can hold up to 3 books at a time. When a book becomes available,
a message will appear in your Message Center under My Books. Books are
held for 72 hours (3 days) from the time they become available to you.
Books will automatically be returned to the collection after 7 days.
If you would like to return a book early, go to "My Books" and click
"List View". Click the red "Check In" button in the row for the book you
would like to return.