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GRANITE CITY — Libraries in the Lewis & Clark Digital Consortium announce the consolidation of their e-book collections to one platform, the Cloud Library.
Patrons who are new to the Cloud Library can visit ebook.3m.com to get set up or obtain general how-to brochure.
Patrons who have been using the Lewis & Clark Digital Consortium (Overdrive) for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks should be aware that this service is migrating to the Cloud Library effective July 1. Links to access this collection will no longer work after that date. Titles that were available in the Overdrive consortium will remain available with a few exceptions. The migration will take a few weeks for titles formerly available through Overdrive to appear in the Cloud Library.
Kindle users should be advised that the Kindle Fire works with the Cloud Library, but basic Kindles do not. You may have another device, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer that you can use to access the Cloud Library.
For help signing up for the Cloud Library, stop in or contact a local library for one-on-one assistance. Another benefit of the Cloud Library is patrons can identify eBook titles and check them out directly from the library’s online catalog, making it unnecessary for patrons to look in two places for reading material.
Through this migration and consolidation, patrons can look forward to an expanded selection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. Libraries are saving money that can be used for other titles or services.
Participating area libraries include Bethalto, Brighton, Bunker Hill, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Hayner (Alton), Jerseyville, Maryville, Six Mile (Granite City, Mitchell and Pontoon Beach) and Wood River.