We are delighted to announce the consolidation of our eBook collections to one platform! The Cloud Library is now our exclusive platform for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.

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We are delighted to announce the consolidation of our eBook collections to one platform! The Cloud Library is now our exclusive platform for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.

If you are already using the Cloud Library, you know that it is very easy to use. For those of you who are new to the Cloud Library, please visit ebook.3m.com to get set up or grab our general how-to brochure. We think you’ll love it.

If you have been using the Lewis & Clark Digital Consortium (Overdrive) for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, please be aware that this service is migrating to the Cloud Library effective July 1, 2016; the links you use to access this collection will no longer work after that date. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause. But know that all the titles that were available in the Overdrive consortium remain available to you (with very few exceptions). Also be aware that the migration will take a few weeks for the titles formerly available through Overdrive to appear in the Cloud Library.

If you are a Kindle user, please be advised that the Kindle Fire works with the Cloud Library, but basic Kindles do not. You may have another device, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer that you can use to access the Cloud Library.

It’s very easy to sign up for and use the Cloud Library. If you find you need a little help, simply stop in or contact us for one-on-one assistance. We are also setting up “open office hours” to help with the transition – check our website for dates and times.

Another benefit of the Cloud Library is that you can identify eBook titles and check them out right from the library’s online catalog, making it unnecessary for you to look in two places for reading material. Through this migration and consolidation you can look forward to an expanded selection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks all in one easy-to-use place. Additionally, by doing this, SMRLD is saving money that can be used for other titles or services. Happy reading and listening!

Illinois public libraries migrating from the Lewis & Clark Digital Consortium to the Cloud Library include:
Auburn, Belleville, Bethalto, Breese, Brighton, Bunker Hill, Cahokia, Carrollton, Case-Halstead (Carlyle), Caseyville, Columbia, Daughtery (Dupo), Edwardsville, Fairview Heights, Germantown, Glen Carbon, Grand Prairie of the West (Virden), Hayner (Alton), Jerseyville, Louis Latzer (Highland), Maryville, Millstadt, Mississippi Valley (Collinsville & Fairmount City), Morrison-Talbott (Waterloo), Six Mile (Granite City, Mitchell, & Pontoon Beach), Smithton, Tri-Township (Troy), Valmeyer, and Wood River.

For more information visit our eBooks and eAudiobooks page or call 452-6238 ext 4

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