What you need to access eBooks

 3M Cloud eBooks: 

  • A valid library card and PIN (password)
  • Access to the Internet
  • The software (app) for your specific type of computer or mobile device loaded onto your device
  • A valid email address so you can be notified when your titles are available for download
  • Find links for the apps, an overview of 3M Cloud Library and support information on the 3M Cloud Library website
  • Login to 3M Cloud and select Illinois Heartland Library System, our path to eBooks
  • Search for the book you want, and download it to your device

If you have any questions or need any assistance, feel free to 

  • call the library at 618-392-3711
  • stop by the library front desk
  • send an email to olneypublib@gmail.com

Download 3M Cloud App



Librarians are happy to help you with your setup if you bring your mobile device to the library.

3M Cloud Apps Update

Over the next few days, readers who have previously installed the 3M Cloud Library will receive notifications to update their apps. The older apps will still work, but the changes in the new apps will allow readers to use the new domain. If you encounter errors while attempting to use the 3M Cloud Library, it is recommended that you update the application through your device’s app store (iTunes Apps or Google Play). As a reminder, if you are using a Kindle Fire, you will need to update your app by downloading the new app from http://yourcloudlibrary.com

It’s very easy to sign up for and use the 3M Cloud Library, but if you find that you need a little help, simply stop in or contact us for one-on-one assistance.

Olney Public Library

Sources for Book Suggestions

AudioFile: http://www.audiobooksync.com/

Looking for audiobooks to listen to over the summer, but can’t afford the hefty digital price? AudioFile is a Free summer listening program for teens! From May 5th to August 17th, participants will be download two free audiobooks every week. Visit the site for more information!

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/home/

BookBub is a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on acclaimed ebooks. You choose the types you’d like to get notified about — with categories ranging from mysteries to cookbooks — and they send great deals in those genres to your inbox.

BookBub doesn’t actually sell books. They simply alert you by email to fantastic limited-time offers that become available from retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, Apple’s iBookstore, and others. BookBub features ebooks ranging from top-tier publishers to critically acclaimed independent authors. Their team of experts makes sure that they’re only featuring great deals on quality books that you’ll love.

Book Club Central: www.bookclubcentral.org

An exciting new resource provided by the ALA, Book Club Central is a way for book lovers to connect. Visit their website linked above for more information!

Bookpage: http://bookpage.com/

BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 450,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, TN, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.

BuzzBooks 2015; Fall/Winter: http://buzz.publishersmarketplace.com/

BUZZ BOOKS is published twice a year, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter and includes reviews and excerpts from the top most buzzed-about books scheduled for publication. The lengthy volume is available in both consumer and trade editions in the U.S.  Available for free download  from Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple’s iBookstore, the Google Play Books store, and Kobo.


Cable TV has created this channel for nonfiction book programming for 48 hours each week.  There is also a companion website at www.booktv.org that has streaming video of each broadcast, podcasts, a section called “News About Books,” a calendar of upcoming authors, and a Book Club you can join where you read the book before the live broadcast and can email or tweet your questions or post them to Facebook.

DMV Practice Tests

The Olney Public Library would like to announce a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.

Click here to get started!

Fantastic Fiction: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

Goodreads: — www.goodreads.com

You can search for and browse titles by genre at this site, keep track of the books you are reading and make comments about them, see what your friends are reading, and receive personalized book recommendations based on books you like to read.  The best books of each year are chosen by Goodreads reader-participants and are listed by genre.  This resource is free but you must sign up to get full access.

Jobs for Teens – http://www.boostapal.com/jobs-for-teens

Many young adults find it difficult to locate suitable part-time jobs. This website is full of tips, ideas, and resources to help young adults and teens land that perfect first job.

Musings blog from Parnassus Bookstore in Nashville, TN
Parnassus Books

Parnassus is an independent bookstore in Nashville, TN started and co-owned by author Ann Patchett and former book sales rep Karen Hayes.  It is a fabulous store, full of activities, author talks & signings, book club meetings, children and dogs.  The website is very interesting and helpful in finding books to read.  Find Events, the Musing blog, Shop Dog Diaries, First Editions Club, signed books, gifts, PB Junior Saturday story time, and more.

NPR Bookshttp://www.npr.org/books/ or on the radio at 90.3 FM

National Public Radio’s website is one of the best places to look for book suggestions.  There is always something you will want to read after reading their summaries.  There are podcasts of books that are featured on various NPR Shows, recommendations (My Guilty Pleasures, You Must Read This, Three Books) and a Backseat Book Club for children.  There are opportunities for interaction about the books as well.

Random House Bookshttp://www.randomhouse.com/

Publishers’ websites are often very good for finding book recommendations.  This one is an example which has lists of bestsellers, award winners, Reading Guides for groups, podcasts, blogs, and book publishing news. First Book is their literacy program.

Read it Forward: http://www.readitforward.com/

Sign up to read sneak peeks at great reads, learn behind-the-scenes insights from authors, receive lively & provocative reader’s guides & fabulous free books. You can find books you want to read in “What we are reading…” and enter to win a free book from the weekly giveaways.

Upcoming New Titles by Popular Authors

Bibliographies of 30,000+ authors are covered at this site for hardback, paperback, Audio, and Kindle books.  You can search for books in a series, also.  New US books are on the left displaying book jackets and “Coming Soon” titles are on the right with anticipated availability dates.  Genres are linked below these two lists as well as links to free eBooks, Kindle Books and more.