More eBooks for Library Cardholders

News Date: 
24 March 2014

Update: 3M Cloud is live!

Background -- In response to increasing demands for eBooks, Marigold Library System and TRAC patrons will soon have access to 3M Cloud Library, an eBook lending service similar to Overdrive. TRAC is one of a handful of Canadian customers to sign up for the service, which is expected to go live this spring.

3M Cloud eBooks are compatible with all of the e-reader type devices that are currently compatible with OverDrive. Michelle Toombs, Marigold CEO, noted that: “Marigold experienced a 45% increase in eBook lending in 2013. With the new 3M Cloud service, plus continued access to Overdrive, library cardholders will have more choices for downloading eBooks. Marigold and TRAC strive to provide a balance of digital and print resources to meet the needs and preferences of all library users. Increased access to digital content is definitely a priority in Marigold’s strategic plan.”

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Member library staff -- please contact Marigold’s Library Services Consultants for more information.

Press contact:
Michelle Toombs, CEO
Marigold Library System provides progressive public library services for over 260,000 residents in south central Alberta through 36 member libraries, 13 paperback deposits and a mail service.  As a member of TRAC (The Regional Automation Consortium), RISE Network and TAL (The Alberta Library), Marigold is committed to collaboration and innovation.