3M Cloud Library Enters eBook Pilot with Simon & Schuster and New York Libraries

  3M Cloud Library Enters eBook Pilot with Simon & Schuster and New York

        3M continues leadership in bringing eBooks to public libraries

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- April 15, 2013

The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will bring Simon & Schuster eBooks
to readers in a new pilot program at the New York Public Library and Brooklyn
Public Library. The program will make all Simon & Schuster eBooks available to
the library for purchase, including new titles.

“These pilot programs are a first step for publishers to engage in the library
eBook market,”said Tom Mercer, marketing manger, 3M Cloud Library. “Through
collaborations with publishers, 3M has been able to help expand the overall
market, bringing more digital titles to libraries.”

Since its launch in 2011, the 3M Cloud Library has participated in successful
pilot programs with a number of top publishers, coordinating mutually
beneficial relationships between publishers and libraries. This history
includes a past program with the New York Public Library system, one of the
largest libraries in the United States.

For more information about the 3M Cloud Library eLending system, visit

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About 3M Library Systems
The global leader in library innovation for more than 40 years, 3M is
committed to helping libraries connect with the diverse and rapidly evolving
communities they serve. 3M’s eBook lending, security, and productivity
solutions give librarians the flexibility to spend more time doing what they
do best – helping people. Visitwww.3M.com/us/library and follow us on Twitter
(@3MLibrary) and Facebook.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the
innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M
employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70
countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on


For 3M:
Karwoski & Courage Public Relations
Emily Finley, 612-342-9732
3M Public Relations
Connie Thompson, 651-733-8914
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