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Towson to help library system debut 'cloud' service for e-Books

Baltimore County Public Library will officially launch a new 3M Cloud-based e-Book lending service with an event on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. in the Towson branch on York Road.

The 3M Cloud Library system service will provide Baltimore County Public Library customers a new way to borrow and read e-Books. The system includes a subscription for both digital content and in-library hardware, with applications for borrowing and reading.

The 3M Cloud Library system includes more than 2,500 titles from more than 40 leading publishers including Random House, Sourcebooks and IPG. The e-Books are compatible with PCs, iPads, iPhones, Nooks and Androids.

At the event, attendees can test the application and 3M Discovery terminals — which will be located at Towson and Catonsville branches. Baltimore County Public Library was one of the original 10 beta-testers of the 3M product, signing on last summer. Cockeysville branch librarian Karin Kinzel was one of the beta-testers, and used the service with her iPad.

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