E-books, e-magazines and audiobooks

Library customers can download books, magazines and audiobooks free online

E-books from Cloud Library

You will need a valid library card to use the service. You can browse, borrow and return e-books via the Cloud Library website in a browser but will need to use the Cloud Library app to download and read them.

  • Download the app
    Download the ‘Cloud Library App’ from the Apple App Store, Google Play, NOOK Storefront or install the PC or Mac 3M Cloud Library Apps.
  • Log in to your library
    Using the drop down menu, select your Country, region and then library.
    Click to agree to terms and log in. Enter your library ID and PIN (if required). 
  • Browse, check out and read
    Now you are ready to browse, check out and read e-books from your local library.
    You can borrow up to four ebooks at a time, for 14 days. You can also reserve two more: when your holds become available, they will be kept for you for three days.
  • Transfer e-books
    ​If you have an e-reader use the PC App to load the e-book through a USB connection (see the app support tab for detailed instructions).

Please note: you will not be able to download ebooks using a library computer or any Kindle product except for the Kindle Fire (see Instructions for Cloud Library on Kindle Fire).

NEW: E-magazines from Zinio

Read full digital copies of magazines for free using the Zinio emagazine service on your computer, smartphone or tablet. 48 different magazine titles are currently available ranging from The Economist to BBC Good Food and much more. Zinio is available at any time and there is no limit to the number of magazines you can check out or how long you have them. You can also adjust the magazine font size to suit your needs.

Using Zinio

If you are already registered, go straight to Zinio to view the collection.

If you are not yet registered, please set up Zinio on your computer. Follow the instructions for first time users, then read the Zinio library member user guide for more information.

Available magazines

25 Beautiful Homes; Auto Express; BBC Good Food; BBC History; BBC Music; BBC Top Gear; BBC Wildlife; Computer Shopper; Country Living UK; Countryfile Magazine; Cycling Weekly; Digital Camera World; Digital SLR Photography; Economist - UK edition; Elle UK; Empire; Esquire UK; Gardeners' World; GQ (British); Good Housekeeping UK; Grazia; Harper's Bazaar UK; Health & Fitness; HELLO! magazine; Homes & Gardens; Ideal Home; iPad & iPhone User; Living Etc; Lonely Planet Traveller; Marie Claire - UK; Men's Fitness UK; Men's Health UK; Mother & Baby; National Geographic Interactive; New Scientist International Edition; New Yorker; Newsweek Europe; PC Pro; Red UK; Tatler - UK; Total Film; Vanity Fair - UK; Vogue UK; Webuser; WIRED UK; Woman's Own; Woman's Weekly; Women's Health UK.

Audiobooks from OneClick Digital

OneClickdigital audiobook service

New and improved OneClick Digital service, with twice as many titles available!

Existing customers, please re-register on the new OneClick Digital site with your current login details, before 31 March 2017.

All you need is a computer (PC or Mac) with broadband access and you can download the selected audiobook, play it on your PC or transfer it to your MP3 player, iPod or even your mobile phone or smartphone.