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First Time Users: eBooks

The Amherst Town Library is pleased to offer access to free eBooks for our cardholders. We offer a wide variety of popular materials available 24/7 from the convenience of your home or office. eBooks can be downloaded and read on your computer, phone, eReader, or tablet. We understand this may be all a little overwhelming the first time. Library staff are happy to get you started. Email us to schedule an appointment.

Library eBooks are available through two different platforms: the 3M Cloud Library and the NH Downloadable Books Consortium.

New Hampshire Downloadable Books

As a member of the New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium (NHDB), we offer both audiobooks and eBooks through Overdrive. The NHDB collection includes fiction, nonfiction, children's and teen titles, as well as language instruction materials. Titles are available in multiple formats and are compatible with many devices.

Recommended for:

The Overdrive Media Console free app for mobile devices is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play or from your device's app store.


To Get Started:

3M Cloud

The 3M Cloud Library offers a seamless experience that lets you explore and borrow eBooks at the library, at home and on-the-go. Check out a book on an iPad, take notes while reading on a PC, and finish the book on an Android smartphone. The bookmark feature works across all devices, so readers never lose their place. You can read when, where and how you want.

Recommended for:

  • Android devices
  • iOS devices
  • Windows PCs
  • Nook and Kobo eReaders (transfer through PC app)
  • *Kindles are not compatible with the 3M Cloud Library (except the Kindle Fire)

Visit the 3M download portal to download the mobile app for your device.

*The 3M Collection is made possible through a grant from the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation.

Do you have a device other than a Kindle? Click here to get started.