Camden Public Library is pleased to be able to offer 2 separate providers of eBooks. Checking out eBooks is easy and free!
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What is Maine InfoNet Download Library? MIDL is a state-wide library consortium service providing thousands of ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. Get started, support and FAQ for Maine InfoNet Download Library.
What is the 3M Cloud Library? The 3M Cloud Library is a service of ebooks (no audio) available only to Camden Public Library members through the vendor 3M. Get started with, support and FAQ for 3M Cloud Library.
If you have a valid library card and a driver’s license, you can borrow an iPad for 14 days. Then, simply follow the instructions for how to download eBooks and audiobooks to an iPad from either the Maine InfoNet Download Library, the 3M Cloud Library or other resources available on the internet. Please note, all content is erased from the iPad you borrow upon its return to the Camden Public Library and prior to checking it out to the next library member. It is, however, your responsibility to log out of all accounts and delete confidential information from the device.
We also lend the Kindle and Kindle Touch, all of which come pre-loaded with certain titles. No further downloading is available at this time. Please check with the Circulation Desk if you are interested in a specific title.
Where do library ebooks come from?
Camden Public Library and 140 other Maine libraries joined together to purchase the Maine InfoNet Download Library. It’s a collection of 2500+ and growing daily eBooks and audiobooks to borrow onto an eReader device free of charge using your library card number.
3M Cloud Library is a service available only to Camden Public Library patrons. The collection is small, and features, almost exclusively, best-sellers and high-demand titles as well as shorter wait/hold times since the number of people able to use this service is a lot less than in the state-wide consortium.
For Maine InfoNet Download Library – You may have a maximum of 3 titles checked out from the Digital Library. Downloaded titles are checked out for your choice of 7 or 14 days and are automatically returned to the library. The Maine InfoNet Download Library does not currently offer movies or music downloads (we may offer this in the future). We offer both WMA and MP3 Audiobook formats. OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks are compatible with many devices including most Android and iOS devices. The WMA Audiobooks work only with PC based machines and Window Media compatible portable players and devices. Please see the “Plays on” icons that display with each title for compatibility assistance.
For 3M Cloud Library – Maximum number of check-outs at one time is 2. Books are checked out for 14 days.
Project Gutenberg has many titles available to download for free, primarily non-copyrighted classics.