Date: Apr 25th, 2012
E-books have been available for virtual checkout at the St. Paul Public Library for quite a while. As of Wednesday, April 25, though, the supply of the digital volumes has mushroomed by roughly 50 percent.
The public library system, in a partnership with Maplewood-based 3M, is debuting an e-book service dubbed 3M Cloud Library for those who want to read on their computers, phones, tablets or e-book readers.
3M Cloud Library, which has been in development for more than a year, will complement a rival OverDrive e-book- lending service used by public library systems in Minnesota and around the country.