Getting Started with eBooks

The Lake Forest Library offers two systems to read eBooks on your tablet, phone, or computer. Both allow you check out five books at one time and operate similar to a physical library: there are so many copies of an eBook and books can be placed on hold.

 

 3M Cloud Library is available only to Lake Forest Library patrons. This is our newest service and our collection will be growing monthly. This service will only work on tablets (iPad, Android tablet, Kindle Fire) and computers. To get started, download the app, find our library, and enter your Lake Forest Library card. In the app, the shelves tab is for newest books and the categories tab lists all of the books in our collection. Books can be checked out for two weeks and are able to be placed on hold. View their catalog.

Instructions for:

Tablets (Download app from your app store)
Kindle Fire
Windows
Mac

 



my medai mall  MyMediaMall is the library’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for downloading to your computer, eReader, or other device.  You'll find a larger collection of materials here, however they are shared with a collection of libraries. This service works with eReaders, tablets, and computers. eBooks and eAudiobooks can be checked out for 7, 14, or 21 days (change in your Profile). The setup process is slightly longer than 3M Cloud Library. View their catalog.

Instructions for:

Android Devices
Apple Devices
Kindle
Kindle Fire
Windows 
Mac
Other Devices

 


 

You may also call or stop by the library’s reference desk with your eBook questions.  Some questions can be answered easily and promptly, but others require a tutorial appointment or call back after we’ve researched the problem. We do ask that you give the instructions above a try before scheduling a tutorial.  Thanks!

Reference Desk

847-810-4610

 

MyMediaMall offers in-depth technical support here.