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Borrowing OverDrive eBooks Using the Sideloading Technique

Updated February 2014: One way of borrowing library eBooks is to sideload books from your own computer to a non-tablet eReader like the NOOK Simple Touch or similar devices from companies like Sony or Kobo. icon This handout will walk you through the process of getting OverDrive books onto your eReader using the sideloading technique.

Borrowing 3M Cloud eBooks Using the Sideloading Technique

icon This handout is for people using “eInk” non-tablet devices like the Nook Simple Touch
the Nook GlowLight, as well as those made by Kobo and others that require you to connect it to the computer to transfer your 3M Cloud downloadable books.

Borrowing 3M Cloud eBooks on Apple iOS Devices

icon This handout is for people who have devices running Apple's iPhone Operating System (iOS), such as iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. Find out how to download eBooks from the 3M Cloud collection.

Borrowing 3M Cloud eBooks on NOOKs and Other Android Devices

icon This handout is for people who have devices running the Android Operating System. This includes devices like any of the Nook tablets, the Nexus 7, and the Samsung Galaxy. Find out how to download eBooks from the 3M Cloud collection.

Reading Magazines with Zinio

When you use Zinio through your Liverpool Public Library Card, you basically get your own free subscription to the magazines that you're interested in, and you can keep them for as long as you want, with no overdue fines. Sound good? Then icon get the handout and read on!

Back issues of the magazines are available, but only back to the beginning of the library's Zinio for Libraries account. For most magazines, back issues are available back to the summer of 2013.