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Press Release: GMILCS, Inc. [February 21, 2013]

Copyright (c) 2013 GMILCS, Inc.

Abstract: The libraries of the GMILCS, Inc. consortium are offering a new level of library service that will provide easier access to eBooks. A leading library vendor, 3M, through their Cloud Library is partnering with our library software vendor, Polaris Library Systems. Through our library catalog, individuals can see all the materials the library has, physical or electronic. Without going to another web site, library users can find out if an eBook title is available, check it out and have it ready for their reader, tablet, computer or smart phone. They are able to place holds and monitor all the materials they have checked out on their library account no matter the format.

The libraries of the GMILCS, Inc. consortium are pleased to introduce an exciting new ebook service. The 3M Cloud Library includes the latest bestsellers for kids, teens and adults, as well as a good selection of nonfiction which your librarians have chosen for you.

While the GMILCS libraries have been offering other downloadable books since 2006, the new service makes it much easier to search and check out or place a hold on a title seamlessly through the library's online catalog. Then, when you open an app on a reader, tablet, computer or smart phone the book is available for reading.

The integration of ebooks and the library system is due to a partnership between 3M and Polaris Library Systems, the library software vendor for GMILCS. With grant support from the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation, the libraries are responding to the needs of the community by increasing access to eBooks, purchasing more titles and decreasing the waiting time for popular titles.

The GMILCS, Inc. consortium serves the libraries of Amherst, Bedford, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Salem, Windham New England College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

If you can't wait to read Gone Girl, Unbroken or A Week in Winter, check it out at or through the website of your local library.

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Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 21, 2013
Publisher:GMILCS, Inc.
Company: GMILCS, Inc.
Products: 3M Cloud Library
Libraries: GMILCS
Record Number:17781
Last Update:2013-03-24 15:09:54
Date Created:2013-03-23 11:35:46