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Which State Library Service Do I Want?

Now that we are trying more than one ebooks platform, some people only want to use one system, and ask questions trying to decide which is best for them.  Below are some notes on each system--as time has passed each service has basically the same level of access.  Please realize you may use all of our digital books platforms if you want.

Option/Question

 3M Cloud Library

Freading

Checkout Type

Like a traditional library.  You check out copies of ebooks we purchased, and if all copies of that book are checked out you put the book on hold, waiting your turn.

Like a rental system.  All of the ebooks here are always available.  Your account is issued 5 tokens a week to check out books.

What is available there?

eBooks in fiction and some non-fiction

eBooks in fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels

I own a....

   

Windows Computer

X

X

Mac Computer

X

X

eReader (Nook, Sony, Kobo, etc)

X

  Android mobile app also works for Nook Color & higher.

X

iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch - Mobile App

X

X

Android Tablet or Phone - Mobile App

X

X

Kindle Fire - Mobile App

(regular Kindles not compatible )

X


X

 

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|     Last modified: Jul 16, 2013