Amazon has not made the 3M Cloud Library app available in its app store, so the app must be sideloaded. Please note that by downloading the 3m Cloud Library app you assume all risk of data loss or system damage to your device. To update the app, you must uninstall, download, and reinstall any update.

Owners of earlier Kindle Fires may need to download a file manager and use these instructions


Install the App

  1. On your Fire, bring down the menu and tap More-->Device and make sure that "Allow Installation of Applications" is set to "ON". Return to this webpage
  2. Tap and hold on this link:​
  3. A menu will open. Tap "Save Link". The app will begin to download
  4. After the app has successfully
    downloaded, you will see a small '1' in a circle at the top of the Kindle
    Fire screen. Draw your finger down on the 1 to open notifications.
  5. Tap where it says "Download Complete"
  6. You will be asked if you want to install the app. Tap "Install" and then tap "Done" or "Open", to open the app.
  7. If these instructions do not work, try the instructions for earlier Kindle Fire versions.

Setting up the app

  • Tap the Home icon to return to the main screen of the Fire
  • You should now see the 3M Cloud
    Library App
  • Open the app and select Illinois as the state and Northbrook Library as your library
  • Enter your library card number, without spaces
  • Tap on the "End User License Agreement" button and accept the terms and conditions of the agreement
  • Tap Login

Finished with the book?

You can return it early or wait for the rights to expire. To return a book early:

  • Open the 'My Books' tab in the 3M app.
  • Select the list view to see options available for all the books on your shelf.
  • Select the book you wish to return and tap the red 'Check In' button.

Don't Forget to Turn off 3rd-party installation

  • From the main screen open the menu at the top
  • Select More-->Device
  • Scroll down to find the "Allow Installation of Applications" option.
  • Set this to "OFF".