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3M Cloud Library - Installing the app on a Kindle Fire

updated April 2015

If you do not want to or cannot install the 3M app on the Kindle Fire, you can use these instructions to transfer a book and use a different reading app.

These instructions are to be used as a reference only. Please note that by downloading the 3m cloud library app you assume all risk of data loss or system damage to your device. By downloading the application it will not automatically update to any newer versions. In order to update you will have to uninstall the current version and install the newer version using the same procedure.
Please note the new link for downloading the app from the 3M site rather than using a third party app store.


To install the 3M Cloud Library application on a Kindle Fire, you will need your Kindle Fire connected to the Internet and be prepared to enter your library card and PIN.

You may need a file manager app installed on the Kindle Fire, such as File Expert (for the Fire) or ES File Explorer (for the Fire HD) so that you can rename the file extension, if necessary.

Step 1: Allow 3rd party applications (outside the Kindle Android store)

To install the 3M Cloud Library Android application, you will need to allow 3rd party applications to be installed on the Fire.

Step 2: Download the 3M app (new link, December 2014)

Step 3: Install the app


Step 4: Setting up the app


Step 5: Updating the app


Additional Information

If you have problems logging in or using the 3M app, please view the mobile app help or all of the 3M Cloud help files on our site.


Adobe ID? Using the Kindle Fire app does not require an Adobe ID. However, if you use the Freading app or transfer books to the Kindle Fire to use with other reading apps, you may already have registered them with an Adobe ID. If you have problems with using the Freading app and the 3M app at the same time, you may need to use the manual method of transfer for the Cloud Library.


Finished with the book?

You can return it early or wait for the rights to expire - you are encouraged to return books early, when possible!.

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.

See this help file for more instructions on file cleanup.


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