Digital Library

Big changes have happened recently with our eBook collection. We have switched from Overdrive to 3M Cloud Library as our eBook provider due to the wider selection and more robust searching tool.
Overdrive has become unavailable to us. The new 3M Cloud Library, however, is available now and open to the public.

Stinson Library resources:
3M Cloud Library – our new digital audio book and eBook source! (Still free!)
3M Cloud Library quick start guide
•Zinio – Over 1,000 free magazines (sponsored by Illinois Heartland Library System)
Zinio has gotten very little attention and has been used by very few patrons. We will soon be expanding our physical magazine collection as they seem to be in higher demand.
Other resources:
OpenLibrary.ORG – Over 1,000,000 eBook titles free to loan
Project Gutenberg – Offers over 50,000 eBooks free to keep
Archive.ORG – Material with expired copyrights is ours for the taking

We are here to help!

Some of these websites need a digitally linked library account (if your account isn’t already set up for this call or stop by and we’ll be glad to help) to use. If you have any questions about these websites, our circulation staff can help with most questions. Some questions might need to be directed at Thomas, the technology coördinator, or Alexander, the circulation manager at our main branch.

Alternatively, you can leave a comment here and Thomas will try to respond quickly.

5 thoughts on “Digital Library

    • Good question!
      Unfortunately the renewal process requires us to confirm your address and phone number.

      This must be done in person or over the phone (833-2521).

    • I imagine that you aren’t the only one with this question so I’ll type the long and short of it.

      Short version: your PIN/password is the last four digits of your library card number (which I just confirmed is set up to connect you to our digital resources).

      Long version: if you have never accessed Overdrive, Zinio, the PAC, or used our computers at the library, you may need to have your library card imported into our digital system. To do this, you’ll need to ask us to link you to our system. You may visit in person, call us (833-2521). If you perfer, leave a comment here with your name and request and we will import you into the system.

  1. I’m sorry to see you switch your digital lending service to 3M Cloud Library. I read my digital books on a Kindle e-reader and cannot borrow books from 3M. You have lost a patron. I hope to see you switch back to Overdrive or some other digital lending service that is able to help all major brands of e-readers.

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