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Pasadena In Focus
July - August 2012

Pasadena Public Library Opens “Cloud” Branch for e-Book Users

disc_stationThe newest “branch” of the Pasadena Public Library is in the Cloud thanks to a new partnership with the 3M Corp. that is initially making about 1,100 titles available for downloading by library patrons with eBook reading devices.

Pasadena is one of two public library systems selected by 3M to be the first in California to use the company’s proprietary software and “Cloud” technology that stores the digitized works of fiction and non-fiction. A special ceremony to announce the new program is planned for 10 a.m.
Thursday, June 21 at the Central Library,
285 E. Walnut St.

“We’re in the Cloud and just delighted to be working with 3M. This offers our customers a seamless experience to explore and borrow eBooks in the digital age,” Pasadena Public Library Director Jan Sanders said. The library received a $25,000 grant from 3M to being the program for eBook users to check out works from authors such as John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, and Ann Patchet. Some of the popular titles now available include Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Swamplandia, and Game of Thrones.

For more information call (626) 744-4066 or go to www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net.