& THE 3M CLOUD LIBRARY AND YOUR KINDLE FIREMade possible by a grant fromthe Samuel P. Hunt foundation. How to download 3M books to your Kindle Fire/HD
Installation (This process only needs to be done once) At the top of the Kindle Fire screen, EITHER tap on the Gear icon, then tap More OR swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the More… icon. (This step depends on which model Kindle Fire you have) Tap on Device, then choose ON for Allow Installation of Applications. Tap the Home icon. At the top of your Kindle Fire/HD screen, tap on Apps. Tap on Store>. In the Search Appstore field, type ES File Explorer. Tap on ES File Explorer in the results list. Tap on the word FREE. Tap on Get App. The app will begin downloading and installing. It will show in your carousel when you tap the Home icon. This app will be used later in the downloading process. Tap the Home icon at the bottom of the screen. Open the device’s web browser and type in the following URL in the address bar: ebookdownload.3m.com/apps/android3mcloudlibrary.apk.
Installation (continued) The 3M Cloud Library app will automatically begin downloading. Your browser screen will be white but the toolbar at the top of the screen will show that the app is being downloaded and you will see a small “1” in and circle. After the 3M app has finished downloading, tap on the ES File Explorer icon on your home screen. Tap the Folders tab then tap SD Card. (Please note, the app may automatically open to the appropriate screen. If the location bar at the top of your screen says SD Card, you are in the correct screen. Tap on the Download or AppMgr folder. The 3M file should have a .apk extension. If it has a .zip extension, change it to .apk by pressing and holding on the file icon until a menu appears. Tap Rename, delete .zip, add .apk, then tap OK. Tap on the 3M Cloud Library file and tap install at the bottom of the screen. If the app does not open automatically, tap on the Home icon.
Installation (continued) Tap on Apps at the top of the screen. Search for the 3M Cloud Library app. You can toggle between apps on the Devise and apps in the Cloud by using the options at the top of the screen. Once you find the app, tap on it to open and proceed.
One-Time Set Up Open the app to set it up for your initial use. Answer each field! Select State/County- select NH from the menu Select Library- select your registered library from the menu. Tap in the field below Enter Your Library ID end enter your library card number. Tap in the field below Enter Your Library PIN end enter your library PIN. End User License Agreement- tap to open and tap Agree to continue. The green Login button will now appear brighter and become usable. Tap the green Login button.
Checking Out Books Open the 3M Cloud Library app on your Kindle Fire. Browse through our collection or search for a specific title using the Search feature. Tap on a book cover to reveal the Book Details page. Tap the Check Out button on the Book Details page to check out the book. If the book is currently checked out, the button will be gray and allow you to place a hold instead.
Checking Out Books (continued) Immediately after tapping Check Out, the My Books tab appears. The new book will appear in your Currently Reading list. When the book has finished downloading, it will open so you can begin reading immediately. Books are checked out for 14 days.
Checking Out Books via the Public Access Catalog (PAC) Visit your registered library’s website and enter the Public Access Catalog (PAC). Click on My Account and select Log In/Register from the drop down menu. Log into your account using your library card’s 14 digit number and your PIN. Click on the Log in button. You will automatically be bounced to the Quick search page. In the Limit by field, choose Ebook (downloadable) from the drop down menu. In the Quick search field, type 3M. Click Go! To see all the 3M titles. To check out a book, simply click on the Check Out button to the right of the title. A pop up window will appear asking if you want to check out the book for your 3M Cloud Library, click on the green Check Out Now button. The next time you open the 3M Cloud Library app on your device, the book will appear! If your book does not automatically begin to download, tap on the book to get it started.
Returning Books Early Your books will expire and return themselves to the collection after two weeks. However, you may return your ebooks early. Go to the My Books screen in the 3M app and click on the list view button. In the list view, tap the book you would like to return. The Book Details page will appear. Tap the red Check In button. Another new page will appear. Tap the Return Book button to finalize your return. Rate the book by tapping the appropriate number of stars.
Returning Books Early via thePublic Access Catalog (PAC) Visit your registered library’s website and enter the Public Access Catalog (PAC). Click on My Account and select Log In/Register from the drop down menu. Log into your account using your library card’s 14 digit number and your PIN. Click on the Log in button. Click on My Account and select Items Out from the drop down menu. A complete list of your checked out items will appear. To the right of all the 3M titles checked out on your card, under the Renewals Left column, you will a Check In button. Click on this button to check in the 3M titles you wish to return.