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Apps & Tip Sheets  |  Frequently Asked Questions  |  Borrowing Policies  |  Discovery Station


3M Apps & Tip Sheets


You can check out 3M titles by logging into your library account and searching the library's catalog.  Please note that you must have one of the 3M Cloud apps to download and read 3M titles.



3M Apps and Tip Sheets



3M App for Windows PC


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3M App for Android

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Scan QR code to download 3M Android app.



3M App for Apple/iOS

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Scan QR code to download 3M iOS app.



3M App for Nook (Color and Tablets)


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3M App for MAC Computers



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3M Cloud Library on the Web (Browse and checkout only)


Image of 3M Cloud Library.From the web, you can browse the 3M collection, log into your account and check out titles, but cannot download or read them. In order to download and read 3M titles, you must first download one of the apps onto your PC or device.



Frequently Asked Questions About eBbooks

 Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about BCPL's ebook services.





Still Need Help?


  • If you are having trouble with any of the 3M apps, we recommend that you try closing open apps and restarting your device. If that process doesn't help, try unistalling/reinstalling the app. This corrects many issues
  • You can also connect directly to the 3M Website for additional apps or support.
  • Please send an email via our Ask a Question form for 3M support not addressed above. Be as thorough as possible in the description of your issue and include as many details (type of app and device, error messages, etc.) as possible.

3M Cloud Library Borrowing Policies

The borrowing policies and limits for ebooks are different than those used for the library's standard collection.  Below are some of the most important distinctions.


  1. Up to 6 titles can be checked out at a time.
  2. Titles can be checked out for 3 weeks.
  3. Up to 6 holds may be placed at a time.
  4. You will be notified by email when holds are ready. Hold notices will be sent to the email address the library has on file for you, which can be found in the Contact Information section of your library account. Once the email notice has been sent, you will have 3 days to retrieve holds.  
  5. No need to return titles; they will expire at the end of the loan period.
  6. Returning titles before they expire is possible from within your library account and from the Android and iOS app.
  7. The PC app does not currently support early returning of titles.
  8. No renewals are available.



Branches with Discovery Terminals


Discovery Terminals at our Towson and Catonsville branches allow you to easily search for and check out eBooks from the 3M Cloud Library while at the library.  When you open the 3M app on your device at home (and log into your 3M account if needed), the titles will appear in the app under the My Books tab.







Last revised: December 22, 2014