3M Cloud Library

3M Cloud LibraryEbooks customized for Oak Park, available from anywhere, at any time. Read titles on smartphones, tablets, ereaders, Kindle Fire, desktop and laptop PCs and Macs.

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Getting started

Downloading ebooks to your device

  • You will need the 3M Cloud Library app to download your ebook to your device; the app is available for PC, Mac, and many popular ereaders and mobile devices, such as iPhones & iPads, Android tablets, Nook Color & Tablet, and some Sony readers.
  • The Kindle app store does not currently have the 3M Cloud Library app, but it can be installed on the Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD by following instructions for Kindle within the 3M Cloud Library website.
  • Check out our FAQs for quick answers.
  • Our staff is always happy to help!


What are the loan rules?

  • Ebooks check out for 3 weeks
  • You may have 5 titles checked out at once
  • All titles may be returned early

I can't log in to my account

  • Have you ever logged in to SWAN? You need to do that first, and create your PIN. Need help with your PIN?
  • Is your library card expired? You will need to renew it at one of our physical locations before you can log in to our online tools.

Something is going wrong with my download/checkout

  • Sometimes you may experience a temporary error--give it another try.
  • The 3M Support page has answers to many common questions.
  • If you are still having trouble, email us at digitalservices@oppl.org. Please include the following information so we can help you work through the issue:
    • Steps to reproduce the problem
    • Exact text of any error message
    • URL(s) of any error page(s)
    • Library card number
    • Title(s) of problem download(s)
    • Make and model of mobile device
    • Operating system (Mac® OS 10.6.2, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, etc.)
    • Internet browser and version

Everything I want is checked out

  • From the Categories tab, you can check "Show only books available to check out" and click "Apply" to get a list of all ebooks that are available for immediate checkout.
  • You can place up to 5 titles on hold at a time. When a title becomes available you will get an email, and will have 72 hours to check out the item.

I'm looking for something specific 

I want to check out audiobooks 

The 3M Cloud Library does not offer audiobooks, but you can download these from Overdrive .

What I want isn't available

Unfortunately, not every book has been made available as an ebook by its publisher. In addition, certain publishers have decided not to offer their ebooks to libraries for lending. You can also check our Overdrive service for more titles.

I want to return an ebook

  • In the 3M Cloud Library web portal or the mobile app, go to the My Books tab.
  • Find the ebook you would like to return, and click the Check In button.