The Secretary of State and Illinois State Library awarded a $985,219 grant to the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) for the E-books for Illinois Project, named eRead Illinois. The two-year grant project will increase access to e-books for Illinois residents and grow e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. It includes an e-book collection and the 3M Cloud Library software platform for IHLS SHARE members (of which Hayner is one).
What does this mean to you? Now when you use the online card catalog, you will see titles that are marked with the 3M icon. This indicates that this title is an e-book that can be downloaded from the 3M Cloud Library. These titles will augment the e-book selections that you already have access to through OverDrive. Downloading is extremely quick and easy, and step-by-step directions are available at the circulation desks. 3M Cloud Library e-books are compatible with PCs, Macs, iOS devices, NOOK Tablets, Android devices, and the Kindle Fire. Users can download the app on up to six devices and can easily move from reading on a phone, to a tablet, to a laptop.
The 3M Cloud Library application is an innovative way to browse, borrow, and read popular fiction and nonfiction e-books from your library. You will need a valid Hayner library card to use 3M Cloud Library e-books. With your Hayner library card, you will then have access to thousands of e-book titles.
Installing the 3M Cloud Library app on your device (devices are listed on the left side of the website)