E-books

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3M Cloud Library

Apps available for PCs and Macs with Nook and other readers) and mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Android devices)

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Browse our 3M Cloud Library Collection on the 3M website.

Getting Started!

Please note: 3M Cloud e-books and e-readers are only available to patrons living within the city limits of Des Moines and Windsor Heights.

New to e-books? Checkout an e-reader at any one of the our six locations.

Borrowing Policies:

  • Up to six e-books can be checked out at a time.
  • E-books can be returned early.
  • E-books cannot be renewed.
  • Reserves can be placed on up to six e-books. You have six days to pickup an on hold item once it becomes available.
  • One e-book reader can be checked out at a time.
  • E-books and e-readers check out for three weeks (they can be returned early).
  • E-books and e-readers cannot be renewed.
  • E-readers cannot be reserved.
  • E-books and e-readers are available to patrons living within the city limits of Des Moines and Windsor Heights.

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WILBOR - Blue Ribbon Downloads for Iowans

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WILBOR Purchase Request Form >

Getting Started

With an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) »

With an Android device »

With a Kindle »

With a Kindle Fire »

With Nook Tablets »

With Nook, Kobo, Sony e-ink readers [NOT KINDLE] »

With Windows Phone »

With Windows »

With Windows 8 and RT »

With Mac »

Borrowing Policies:

  • Up to three items (combination of e-books and e-audiobooks) can be checked out at a time.
  • Items check out for two weeks (you can change the default checkout period to one week under Account Settings).
  • E-books and MP3 audiobooks can be returned early. WMA audiobooks cannot be returned early.
  • Items cannot be renewed.
  • Reserves can be placed on up to three items.
  • You have three days to pickup an on hold item once it becomes available.

Required Software

For Smartphones and Tablets (including the iPod Touch):

The OverDrive Media Console can be found in your device's app store.

For PC and Mac Computers:

OverDrive Media Console - is required for downloading and transfering audio books.

Adobe Digital Editions - is required for downloading and transfering e-books to e-ink ereaders like the Nook Glow or Sony ereader.

More help for WILBOR users here »

*You must be a resident of Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or Rural Polk County to use WILBOR with your DMPL Library card. Check here to see if your library participates in WILBOR.

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