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Getting the Most Out of Your iPad

Updated February 2014: Introduced in 2006, Apple’s iPad has become the fastest selling tablet computer of all time, making owners out of people who had previously never seen a need for such a device. In fact, I’m one of those people. I figured that since I already had a MacBook Pro and an iPod Touch, I didn’t need one more thing to schlep around with me. But when I saw some of the things it could do, I changed my mind fast. I’d like to icon share some of these things with you.

Borrowing OverDrive eBooks Using the Sideloading Technique

Updated February 2014: One way of borrowing library eBooks is to sideload books from your own computer to a non-tablet eReader like the NOOK Simple Touch or similar devices from companies like Sony or Kobo. icon This handout will walk you through the process of getting OverDrive books onto your eReader using the sideloading technique.

Borrowing 3M Cloud eBooks Using the Sideloading Technique

icon This handout is for people using “eInk” non-tablet devices like the Nook Simple Touch
the Nook GlowLight, as well as those made by Kobo and others that require you to connect it to the computer to transfer your 3M Cloud downloadable books.

Borrowing 3M Cloud eBooks on Apple iOS Devices

icon This handout is for people who have devices running Apple's iPhone Operating System (iOS), such as iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. Find out how to download eBooks from the 3M Cloud collection.

Borrowing 3M Cloud eBooks on NOOKs and Other Android Devices

icon This handout is for people who have devices running the Android Operating System. This includes devices like any of the Nook tablets, the Nexus 7, and the Samsung Galaxy. Find out how to download eBooks from the 3M Cloud collection.