Parish library offers ‘e-book’ service and much more

Published 12:20 am Sunday, October 6, 2013

According the Washington Parish Library Director Al Barron, the Washington Parish Lib-rary was the third in the state of Louisiana to adopt the 3M Cloud Library, a service that allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or other portable Wi-Fi device to access a collection of fiction books that grows each month.

He explained how to get to the service. “Just go to the app manager on the device and search for “3M Cloud Library” and follow the prompts,” he said. “You will need a library card first, and there should be no issues such as overdue items or address checks, which could prevent use of the service. Any library in the parish can set up a password for you in your library card account,” he said.

The library, under the auspices of its partnership with the state library, offers more than just 3M as an e-book service. The State Library of Louisiana offers books for children through a service called Tumble Cloud and Tumble Books. They are interactive works that allow parents and young ones to interact with the story. Also available are non-fiction instructional works through Britan-nica, non-fiction topics through EBSCO and there are a number of titles offered through the Learning Express Database. This last database covers everything from computer tutorials, high school and elementary proficiency exams and offers a broad array of courses on popular software titles. All of these aids are available through the library’s website, Click on “Online Databases.”

Should you have any questions regarding these services or wish to have them demonstrated for a club or group, please call 839-7806 and the library staff would be happy to arrange a demonstration for you.