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Enjoying 3M ebooks using your PC

  1. 1. Enjoying 3M eBooks using a PC How do I get started? (using Mozilla Firefox)
  2. 2. Enjoying 3M eBooks using a PC Register for an Adobe account (or use your existing account) Download and install Adobe Digital Editions on your PC or Mac Download and install 3M Cloud Library software Make sure you have installed the software necessary (if any) to use your e-reader Log into the 3M Cloud Library app on your PC by selecting your state and library, and entering your library card number and PIN Browse and select an eBook Checkout and download an eBook Transfer the eBook to your eReader OR Search our online catalog to select and checkout a book Return books early
  3. 3. 3Mcompatibletethereddevices• NOOK• Sony Reader• Kobo• Pandigital• Literati• 3M eReader• (NOT Kindle)
  4. 4. Register for an Adobe ID atwww.adobe.com/account.html
  5. 5. Create an Adobe ID
  6. 6. Adobe Digital Editions and DRM eBooks are digital versions of printed books that can be read on a variety of electronic reading devices like the Nook, iPad, and many different types of smart phones. The Adobe EPUB format uses Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM). DRM is managed by the software Adobe Digital Editions. EPUB eBooks can be downloaded and read on a PC or Mac. Both PC and Mac users must download Adobe Digital Editions and authenticate their computers with an Adobe ID. The Adobe ID used to authenticate the computer must be the same ID used to authenticate reading devices (Nook, Kobo, etc.)
  7. 7. Download and install the appropriate AdobeDigital Editions www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
  8. 8. Authorize your computer After ADE has installed, the set up assistant should start Press “Continue” to authorize your computer Use your personal Adobe ID to authorize your computer You must authorize your computer with your Adobe ID to transfer eBooks to your device
  9. 9. Download the 3M Cloud Library app to your PC fromwww.ebook.3m.com/library/patrons/
  10. 10. Click on the appropriate App
  11. 11. Download Cloud Library to your PC
  12. 12. Save file
  13. 13. Double click on downloaded file to execute
  14. 14. Run the file
  15. 15. Work through the set-up wizard and installthe App
  16. 16. Open the 3M Cloud Library app on your PCby clicking on the shortcut on your desktop
  17. 17. Sign in by selecting your state andlibrary, and entering your library barcodeand PIN
  18. 18. Activate using your own Adobe ID andpassword so you can transfer titles toyour own device
  19. 19. Browse the shelves, search or read
  20. 20. Browse and selecta book to checkoutNavigation icons at the top ofthe screen allow you tobrowse by:Shelves (a topical selectionof titles) orCategories (complete listingof titles)OR to search for specifictitles or authorsOR to view your checked outbooksUse Advanced Search tolimit results to currentlyavailable titles
  21. 21. Choose a book and click the cover
  22. 22. Check it out
  23. 23. MyBooks shows all books checked out
  24. 24. To read a book, click on the cover
  25. 25. Transfer bookto your deviceTurn on your deviceConnect it to the PCwith a USB cableA green “Transfer toDevice” banner willappear on each titleClick the greenbanner and the titlewill transfer to yourdeviceSafely eject yourdevice
  26. 26. Search, download and return 3MeBooks through our online catalog
  27. 27. Go to our online catalog and sign into yourPolaris account
  28. 28. Use your library barcode number and 4digit PIN to log into your account
  29. 29. Browse the online catalog for a 3M eBook
  30. 30. Choose a title to check out or put on hold
  31. 31. Click on Check Out
  32. 32. Success! Now close the pop-up andminimize your browser
  33. 33. Open the 3M Cloud Library app on your PCby clicking on the shortcut on your desktop
  34. 34. If prompted when the Cloud Libraryopens, be sure to activate using your ownAdobe ID
  35. 35. Click on the My Books tab to see your booksand click on the cover to download
  36. 36. Transfer bookto your deviceTurn on your deviceConnect it to the PCwith a USB cableA green “Transfer toDevice” banner willappear on each titleClick the greenbanner and the titlewill transfer to yourdeviceSafely eject yourdevice
  37. 37. Returnbooks earlySign into yourlibrary accountGo to MyAccount – ItemsOutClick Check In
  38. 38. If the book you want is checked out, place ahold
  39. 39. Sign into your library account and click onPlace Hold Now
  40. 40. You will be notified by email when the bookis available for you to check out
  41. 41. When you get the email notification, signinto your library account (or 3M CloudLibrary account) and go to Requests. Clickon Check Out.
  42. 42. OR when you log into your 3M CloudLibrary account, a pop-up appearsalerting you that your request isavailable.
  43. 43. Go to the MyBooks tab to see therequested book ready to check out.

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