Reading in the (3M) Clouds
Book lending at Boyd County Public Library is reaching new heights – to the clouds, actually.
In March, BCPL rolled out the new Discovery Terminal at the Main Branch – a touch screen system that patrons can browse and then select an ebook, place one on hold or rate a title. Additional terminals should be added this summer.
Carla Crabtree was the first patron to use the Discovery Terminal. “Wow, this is so cool!” and “How neat!” were a couple of her comments. “This will come in handy when I am sitting and waiting at the doctor’s office – I can just read the book on my phone.
The 3M Cloud Library is a one copy/one user platform, meaning each ebook copy may only be checked out by one borrower at a time. Initially, there are 245 titles in the 3M Cloud Library at BCPL, and more will be added all the time. Genres include: biography, fiction, humor, cooking, self-help, history, performing arts and science. There is also a selection of juvenile fiction and non-fiction.
You can find available “cloud” titles by looking for the 3M logo next to the material in the BCPL catalog. You can do a search for those specific items by using the keyword Author and typing 3M.
If you are searching for a certain title (either in the online catalog or via the Discovery Terminal at Main) that is not in the 3M collection, then you can add it to your “wish list” for the library to purchase.
You can access the 3M Cloud Library via the BCPL Mobile app (available free from all download stores) by selecting “eBooks and eMaterials.” You can also download the 3M Cloud Library app directly from both Apple and Android stores
For more information, call 606.329.0090.