3M Library Systems has announced to expand its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System to public libraries in the U.K. and Australia.
Borrowers of Australia and UK will benefit from 3M’s entry into the market as it boosts public libraries’ options to meet the increasing demand for digital content.
The 3M Cloud Library is currently used by more than 1,000 libraries in the U.S. and Canada.
This end-to-end, easily implemented and managed service provides comprehensive training and support tools, as well as a content acquisition tool that helps libraries curate their own collections.
3M Discovery Stations which are interactive touchscreen devices allow barrowers to browse the library’s digital collection and check out ebooks and e-audiobooks.
The system issue the patrons with library unique PIN to log in to the 3M Cloud Library service.
Using the PIN patrons can choose, check out and read or listen to titles using smartphones or tablets with 3M cloud Library app, via PCs or Macs or via Side-load on to their Nook, Sony or Kobo dedicated e-readers.
To support the entry of 3M Cloud Library into the new market, 3M will support dedicated sales and support resources across the UK and Australia.
This launch will help in bringing awareness and boost digital lending in these territories at a critical time, as public libraries are realizing the potential and the benefits of expanding digital library services.
“We created 3M Cloud Library to be easy for libraries to manage and a dream for readers to use, and have seen tremendous growth,” said Matt Tempelis, global business leader, 3M Library Systems.
In January last year, 3M Library Systems announced the Canadian launch of the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System.