3M iOS App


Devices with an iOS version older than 6 cannot use the app. 
Getting Started
A. Install App & Log in
  1. Open the App Store on your device.
  2. Search for and install the 3M Cloud Library app. 
  3. Open the app for first use - it will want you to connect to your library.  Fill out as follows: 
    • Select Country and State.
    • Select Library = State Library of Kansas
    • Enter Your Library ID: 
      • Library ID = your Kansas Library eCard number
      • Library Pin/Password = your birthdate in MMDDYYYY format.  Example: if your birthday is January 29, 1980, you should enter 01291980. 
  4. The app will connect.  For this first use, you will need to Accept the terms & conditions to continue. Normally, the app will save your information and you will not have to log in every time. 
B. Brief App Overview
Main Menu: the app has several sections that are accessible through a Main Menu.  To see this menu, tap near the 3 blue lines icon (far left corner) and it will pop up. 
  • Featured - this is the display case of the library.  Commonly, you'll see "New Additions" or a spotlighted topic.
  • Browse - this is subject browse, and the best place to start when new to the service.  
    • Fiction & nonfiction can be selected across the top of this page, then you can browse the main categories in each. 
    • Some categories will have further subcategories, this will be indicated by a down arrow next to the category name.
    • Stars - you can favorite a category of subcategory, which will put it in the starred tab at the top of the browse area.  This makes them easier to get to later.
  • My Books - your account screen.  You will access any current checkouts, your holds list, and your reading history from here. 
  • Filters - can toggle between viewing only "Available books" (books with no holds) or seeing "All Titles" (every book, even if all of the copies are checked out) while searching and browsing.
  • Settings - where you set your email address for notifications or log out (only do this if you share the device with others).
Search is the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the app.  This is a simple search, and will work best with the last name of an author or part of a book title.

Check Out a Book
You may browse or search however you wish, but for your first use this is our recommendation, as it will show you only books you can get right this moment (no books with holds lists): 
  1. Go to Filters and turn on the "Available books" option. 
  2. Go to Browse, then scroll through either fiction or nonfiction to find the types of books you prefer.
  3. When you have found a book, tap on it.  The book's details will show, and contain a green checkout button.
  4. The app will go to the My Books section now, and the book will show in the "reading" area.  If it does not download automatically, tap the cover to start download. 
Reading a Book
  • Open a book: go to My Books and tap the cover of the book in the wood-paneled area.
  • Turn a page: tap the right margin to go forward, tap the left margin to back up. 
  • Close a book: tap the center of the book page.  This pulls up a menu at the bottom.  Tap the Close button in the bottom left corner.  
  • Change Reading Settings: tap the center of the book page to pull up the bottom menu.  You will see the double-A icon to change text size.  There are additional buttons (such as margins, the white rectangle with dotted line border) to experiment with.
What Else? 
  • 5 books may be checked out at a time.
  • Books check out for 14 days.  There is not a renewal option, but you can check out the book again immediately if no one else had it on hold.  
  • Early return is encouraged to release the book for another to use.  Here's how: 
    • Go to My Books. 
    • Tap the blue "Return Books" to the right side.
  • Holds notes: 
    • To be notified when it is your turn for a hold, go to menu, and Settings.  Tap Email Notifications and give the app your email address.  It will send you a confirmation email, follow any instructions in the email to finalize setup. 
    • You have 3 days to check out a book when it is your turn.  You may check on the progress of a hold at any time by going to My Books -> Holds.