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By L. Wells, 22-May-2012 10:43 PDT Permalink Report abuse

Some libraries are now offering an alternative to Overdrive media, through 3M's Cloud Library application. This process on a supported device is similar to the Overdrive process, but seems to have a better browsing facility for finding books, and a much easier check-out process (one click gets you a book on an IPAD). However, Amazon and 3m haven't come to an agreement, so there is a workaround to use 3m on your kindle fire. (Kindle editions of books can't be done at all at this point, but many libraries have a much larger selection of e-pub books.)
You must sideload the aldiko book reader. Search for aldiko.apk on your fire's browser, and install it. Register it with your Adobe digital ID.
Download 3m's cloud library onto your mac or PC, and register with the same digital ID.
Now, search for books on the computer, and check out any that you may want (a one click download to computer). Connect your device (Kindle Fire), and from the Cloud Library program on your PC, you can "download to device". Now your book/s are on your fire, and available for instant reading. Note that Amazon is not involved in the process (since these are not "kindle-books" per se).
Hopefully, Amazon will embrace the new process. and permit direct installation of the Cloud Library on our fires. Then (like on an IPAD) we can browse, search, select, and immediately download books. Also, the application puts holds on books not available, and tells you how long until the held book is going to be available for you.
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By Awa, 11-Nov-2012 10:31 PST Permalink Report abuse

There is an easier way to install the 3M cloud library on your Kindle Fire.

Kindle Fire Instructions
To install the 3M Cloud Library application on your Kindle Fire, you will need your Kindle Fire started with an Internet connection active and your library card number and PIN.

In order to install the 3M Cloud Library Android application onto your Fire, you will need to allow 3rd party applications to be installed on your Fire.
From the main screen go to System options (tap the Gear icon at the top of the screen)
Tap the More button.
Go to Device and scroll down and find Allow Installation of Applications. Set this to ON.
Go back to the Home screen and open a web browser. Go to the following web page: http://ebookdownload.3m.com/apps/android/3mcloudlibrary.apk. When you do the file will begin to download.
Tap at the top of the screen where there is a 1 and you will see a list of downloads.
Tap where it says Download Complete and it will ask if you want to install the app.
Tap Install and it will install
Tap Done.
Tap on Home and you should see the 3M Cloud Library App.
Tap on it and when this starts you will need to select your state and then select your library.
Enter Card #.
Enter PIN. If you don't have a PIN, please visit your branch library with your library card and photo ID to obtain your library PIN.
Tap on the "End User License Agreement" button and if you accept the terms and conditions of the agreement tap the agree button and then tap Login.

You have to be a member of a library that participates in the 3M library. Don't forget to turn "Allow Installation of Applications" back off.

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By BMac, 27-Dec-2012 14:01 PST Permalink Report abuse

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11-Nov-2012 10:31 PST

There is an easier way to install the 3M cloud library on your Kindle Fire.

Kindle Fire Instructions
To install the 3M Cloud Library application on your Kindle Fire, you will need your Kindle Fire started with an Internet connection active and your library card number and PIN.

In order to install the 3M Cloud Library Android application onto your Fire, you will need to allow 3rd party applications to be installed on your Fire.
From the main screen go to System options (tap the Gear icon at the top of the screen)
Tap the More button.
Go to Device and scroll down and find Allow Installation of Applications. Set this to ON.
Go back to the Home screen and open a web browser. Go to the following web page: http://ebookdownload.3m.com/apps/android/3mcloudlibrary.apk. When you do the file will begin to download.
Tap at the top of the screen where there is a 1 and you will see a list of downloads.
Tap where it says Download Complete and it will ask if you want to install the app.
Tap Install and it will install
Tap Done.
Tap on Home and you should see the 3M Cloud Library App.
Tap on it and when this starts you will need to select your state and then select your library.
Enter Card #.
Enter PIN. If you don't have a PIN, please visit your branch library with your library card and photo ID to obtain your library PIN.
Tap on the "End User License Agreement" button and if you accept the terms and conditions of the agreement tap the agree button and then tap Login.

You have to be a member of a library that participates in the 3M library. Don't forget to turn "Allow Installation of Applications" back off.

I have worked for hours & hours on this process with no success. Others seem to have the same problem that I have, yet only one or two replies on the internet indicate success. I am by no means a computer genius, but I've had some programming courses so I'm not a complete idiot. Your directions are exactly what I found on our library's website, with the exception of the change from a zip file to an apk file. This was the point at which I failed. Surprisingly to me, I was not given the option of changing the file type and Amazon blocked me from downloading 'File Expert'. I give up.

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By L. Wells, 27-Dec-2012 14:45 PST Permalink Report abuse

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I have worked for hours & hours on this process with no success. Others seem to have the same problem that I have, yet only one or two replies on the internet indicate success. I am by no means a computer genius, but I've had some programming courses so I'm not a complete idiot. Your directions are exactly what I found on our library's website, with the exception of the change from a zip file to an apk file. This was the point at which I failed. Surprisingly to me, I was not given the option of changing the file type and Amazon blocked me from downloading 'File Expert'. I give up.

Sorry...the change in name from apk to zip apparently happened after I installed the app on my fire. One easilty obtainable application that can change the name of the zip file to an apk file is androexplorer. I just installed it yesterday on my son's fire, changed the name to apk, and the installation went just fine. Just go to sdcard (within androexplorer) tap/hold the zipfile, and change its name. (just the last three letters) Then it should install just fine. If you type file manager for kindle fire into the app store, you will see many choices, including file manager, androexplorer, and others. All will do the trick, but be sure that yu have turned on the capability to load apps from third parties.
Don't give up. It's worth it. Another thing that's nice about 3M's program is that you can lock rotation, so if you read lying down, you won't be having the aspect constantly changing.
One final thing... if you install 3m's app, it will not update automatically. If you find an update (by once in awhile checking the website) you'll have to reinstall it via this method, until Amazon removes its blocks on the app.

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By Frank H. Anson, 01-Jan-2013 14:51 PST Permalink Report abuse

I have been trying to follow this procedure but so far have not gotten very far. I looked for AndroXplorer in the Apps library of me new Kindle Fire and did not see it listed so I went to the Apps store and tried to buy it. The result was a message that said, "You already own AndroXplorer - please find it in the Apps Library." I went back to the Apps library and it still isn't there. Am I making a Kindly newby mistake? There are only 11 Apps listed in my library since the kindle is new - I don't see how I could miss it. Anybody have any ideas?

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By L. Wells, 01-Jan-2013 15:36 PST Permalink Report abuse

First....go to your settings, (tap on the gear icon, or swipe down if you have the newer version) fo to "device" and make sure that "Allow installation of applications from unknown sources" is turned to on.
Then tap on your notifications (the number in the upper left hand corner) and you should see downloaded but not installed apps. Tap on androxplorer, and it should install.

This is where 3m cloud library will ultimately appear after you change its extension to apk

Hope this is what your problem is. Generally, the difficulty is around doing "sideloads" of applications, especially from non-Amazon sources.

Good Luck.

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By Frank H. Anson, 02-Jan-2013 20:11 PST Permalink Report abuse

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First....go to your settings, (tap on the gear icon, or swipe down if you have the newer version) fo to "device" and make sure that "Allow installation of applications from unknown sources" is turned to on.
Then tap on your notifications (the number in the upper left hand corner) and you should see downloaded but not installed apps. Tap on androxplorer, and it should install.

This is where 3m cloud library will ultimately appear after you change its extension to apk

Hope this is what your problem is. Generally, the difficulty is around doing "sideloads" of applications, especially from non-Amazon sources.

Good Luck.

Thank you so much! The process worked as you said it would. Happy New Year!

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By Amazon Customer, 13-Feb-2013 22:39 PST Permalink Report abuse

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I have worked for hours & hours on this process with no success. Others seem to have the same problem that I have, yet only one or two replies on the internet indicate success. I am by no means a computer genius, but I've had some programming courses so I'm not a complete idiot. Your directions are exactly what I found on our library's website, with the exception of the change from a zip file to an apk file. This was the point at which I failed. Surprisingly to me, I was not given the option of changing the file type and Amazon blocked me from downloading 'File Expert'. I give up.

You need to have a file management app that has the capability to change the suffix. If File Expert doesn't work (it downloaded fine for me on my Kindle Fire, so that's odd that it wouldn't work for you); File Manager by android tech worked well. I'm not a computer genius, either, and I have had programming courses, from which I learned that you don't give up until it works, be that downloading an app or writing code.

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By J. Hill, 03-Mar-2013 14:32 PST Permalink Report abuse

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22-May-2012 10:43 PDT

Some libraries are now offering an alternative to Overdrive media, through 3M's Cloud Library application. This process on a supported device is similar to the Overdrive process, but seems to have a better browsing facility for finding books, and a much easier check-out process (one click gets you a book on an IPAD). However, Amazon and 3m haven't come to an agreement, so there is a workaround to use 3m on your kindle fire. (Kindle editions of books can't be done at all at this point, but many libraries have a much larger selection of e-pub books.)
You must sideload the aldiko book reader. Search for aldiko.apk on your fire's browser, and install it. Register it with your Adobe digital ID.
Download 3m's cloud library onto your mac or PC, and register with the same digital ID.
Now, search for books on the computer, and check out any that you may want (a one click download to computer). Connect your device (Kindle Fire), and from the Cloud Library program on your PC, you can "download to device". Now your book/s are on your fire, and available for instant reading. Note that Amazon is not involved in the process (since these are not "kindle-books" per se).
Hopefully, Amazon will embrace the new process. and permit direct installation of the Cloud Library on our fires. Then (like on an IPAD) we can browse, search, select, and immediately download books. Also, the application puts holds on books not available, and tells you how long until the held book is going to be available for you.
Hope this helps.

Thanks so much for your terrific help! I have followed all your instructions and now have my first book downloaded for free from my public library!

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By pw, 06-Apr-2013 11:02 PDT Permalink Report abuse

Please help: does anyone know if there is progress in downloading form 3M Cloud to a basic Kindle? You can download to basic Nook but I would really like to get e-books from my library! all information is greatly appreciated.

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By JudiG, 29-Sep-2013 08:12 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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Sorry...the change in name from apk to zip apparently happened after I installed the app on my fire. One easilty obtainable application that can change the name of the zip file to an apk file is androexplorer. I just installed it yesterday on my son's fire, changed the name to apk, and the installation went just fine. Just go to sdcard (within androexplorer) tap/hold the zipfile, and change its name. (just the last three letters) Then it should install just fine. If you type file manager for kindle fire into the app store, you will see many choices, including file manager, androexplorer, and others. All will do the trick, but be sure that yu have turned on the capability to load apps from third parties.
Don't give up. It's worth it. Another thing that's nice about 3M's program is that you can lock rotation, so if you read lying down, you won't be having the aspect constantly changing.
One final thing... if you install 3m's app, it will not update automatically. If you find an update (by once in awhile checking the website) you'll have to reinstall it via this method, until Amazon removes its blocks on the app.

Please help, I don't understand anything that you have written here. I tried to download the 3M Cloud from Amazon and it told me it was not compatible with the Fire HD. Tried it anyway since it was free and it did not download. Anyway, I tried the link you suggested using the .apk (that's how I got to the app on Amazon, It did not go to a site. Still don't have it and the zip file thing is confusing to me. :(

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By L. Wells, 29-Sep-2013 09:23 PDT Permalink Report abuse

Sorry that you are having trouble with this, and my instructions aren't more clear. Using 3m cloud library as a source for library books is a very easy way to get books onto your fire. I'll try to summarize and be a little clearer.
First, though, you should ensure that your library supports 3m cloud library. Go to the digital page of your library, and you should see "overdrive" books, and if it supports 3m "3m cloud library". If the library doesn't support this process, installing it will not work.
Now, there are two methods of using 3m cloud library to browse and download books to your device.
1. Use your computer to browse, download and install books onto your fire. In this method, you put 3m cloud library on your computer, and register it. You can search for 3m cloud library, and then download it to your computer. Then you must download a reader, aldiko, onto your fire. Two steps are required. First, ensure that you have the option "allow third party applications" to be enabled. You do this by selecting options (the settings icon at top of page), scroll to device, and scroll down to "allow installation of applicationsL. Then search for aldiko.apk on the browser on your fire. When you find it, download it and allow it to install. It will appear as a notification at the top of the page, and you tap on that and allow installation.Now, you can go to your computer, browse on the 3m app, download to your computer. When you connect your kindle fire to the computer, 3m cloud library will recognize it, and permit downloading to the fire. You can then read it on aldiko, which operates like a reader program on your fire.
2. Download the application to your fire. This, admittedly is a little more complex. because Amazon doesn't permit the app to be in the kindle store. Because of this, you need to find the application (again via your fire's browser). I checked, and it is still available at http://ebookdownload.3m.com/apps/android/3mcloudlibrary.apk When you click it, it will immediately start to download to your device. When it's finished, it will appear in notifications.If it appears as a zip file instead of an apk file, the name will have to be changed in order to install it. (Android apps have an apk extension). You will need androexplorer to change the name, and it should already be on your device, If not, it can be downloaded from Amazon's store. Using androexplorer, you can change the name of the 3m file (don't change the name, just the end, change zip to apk.) After this change, click on it in notificaitons and it will install. Once registered, you can download books directly to your fire.
I realize that this is more complicated than it should be, but we are required to go through hoops to work around Amazon's marketing strategy. To be fair, Apple has it's own quirks, whereby you can't download Amazon's lending library books to an Ipad or Iphone. I wish there was a better way.
One or two addtional notes: When reading books on your fire, you must have selected the epub format when you check out the books. You will be reading them on Aldiko, not in your kindle library. Likewise, if you use Overdrive to browse and download, you will read your books in Overdrive, not your kindle library. Some libraries link kindle library books to Amazon, so you can get them in the kindle format, but that often requires an additional step, since many such checkouts don't support wireless delivery, but require a usb computer to kindle check out.
I hope I haven't made this even more confusing. Hope it helps.

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By JudiG, 29-Sep-2013 09:42 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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29-Sep-2013 09:23 PDT

Sorry that you are having trouble with this, and my instructions aren't more clear. Using 3m cloud library as a source for library books is a very easy way to get books onto your fire. I'll try to summarize and be a little clearer.
First, though, you should ensure that your library supports 3m cloud library. Go to the digital page of your library, and you should see "overdrive" books, and if it supports 3m "3m cloud library". If the library doesn't support this process, installing it will not work.
Now, there are two methods of using 3m cloud library to browse and download books to your device.
1. Use your computer to browse, download and install books onto your fire. In this method, you put 3m cloud library on your computer, and register it. You can search for 3m cloud library, and then download it to your computer. Then you must download a reader, aldiko, onto your fire. Two steps are required. First, ensure that you have the option "allow third party applications" to be enabled. You do this by selecting options (the settings icon at top of page), scroll to device, and scroll down to "allow installation of applicationsL. Then search for aldiko.apk on the browser on your fire. When you find it, download it and allow it to install. It will appear as a notification at the top of the page, and you tap on that and allow installation.Now, you can go to your computer, browse on the 3m app, download to your computer. When you connect your kindle fire to the computer, 3m cloud library will recognize it, and permit downloading to the fire. You can then read it on aldiko, which operates like a reader program on your fire.
2. Download the application to your fire. This, admittedly is a little more complex. because Amazon doesn't permit the app to be in the kindle store. Because of this, you need to find the application (again via your fire's browser). I checked, and it is still available at http://ebookdownload.3m.com/apps/android/3mcloudlibrary.apk When you click it, it will immediately start to download to your device. When it's finished, it will appear in notifications.If it appears as a zip file instead of an apk file, the name will have to be changed in order to install it. (Android apps have an apk extension). You will need androexplorer to change the name, and it should already be on your device, If not, it can be downloaded from Amazon's store. Using androexplorer, you can change the name of the 3m file (don't change the name, just the end, change zip to apk.) After this change, click on it in notificaitons and it will install. Once registered, you can download books directly to your fire.
I realize that this is more complicated than it should be, but we are required to go through hoops to work around Amazon's marketing strategy. To be fair, Apple has it's own quirks, whereby you can't download Amazon's lending library books to an Ipad or Iphone. I wish there was a better way.
One or two addtional notes: When reading books on your fire, you must have selected the epub format when you check out the books. You will be reading them on Aldiko, not in your kindle library. Likewise, if you use Overdrive to browse and download, you will read your books in Overdrive, not your kindle library. Some libraries link kindle library books to Amazon, so you can get them in the kindle format, but that often requires an additional step, since many such checkouts don't support wireless delivery, but require a usb computer to kindle check out.
I hope I haven't made this even more confusing. Hope it helps.

This is getting to the point I want to give up reading. I went to the aldiko.apk site, did the download, I watched it download, but it then disappeared and did not show up as a notification so that I could install it. I have gotten other downloads so I know the system works but this just won't. I have the "allow installation of applications" set to accept, I have gone on all the sites suggested to get the cloud, most get just so far and send an error message. The goodereader said it downloaded but there was no notification to install. I used the site the library gave me - would not download. now the aldiko.apk says it's downloaded but no way to install. This is driving me batty. Can you think of someplace on the Fire that it may have gone to? Please help!

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By JudiG, 29-Sep-2013 09:55 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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29-Sep-2013 09:23 PDT

Sorry that you are having trouble with this, and my instructions aren't more clear. Using 3m cloud library as a source for library books is a very easy way to get books onto your fire. I'll try to summarize and be a little clearer.
First, though, you should ensure that your library supports 3m cloud library. Go to the digital page of your library, and you should see "overdrive" books, and if it supports 3m "3m cloud library". If the library doesn't support this process, installing it will not work.
Now, there are two methods of using 3m cloud library to browse and download books to your device.
1. Use your computer to browse, download and install books onto your fire. In this method, you put 3m cloud library on your computer, and register it. You can search for 3m cloud library, and then download it to your computer. Then you must download a reader, aldiko, onto your fire. Two steps are required. First, ensure that you have the option "allow third party applications" to be enabled. You do this by selecting options (the settings icon at top of page), scroll to device, and scroll down to "allow installation of applicationsL. Then search for aldiko.apk on the browser on your fire. When you find it, download it and allow it to install. It will appear as a notification at the top of the page, and you tap on that and allow installation.Now, you can go to your computer, browse on the 3m app, download to your computer. When you connect your kindle fire to the computer, 3m cloud library will recognize it, and permit downloading to the fire. You can then read it on aldiko, which operates like a reader program on your fire.
2. Download the application to your fire. This, admittedly is a little more complex. because Amazon doesn't permit the app to be in the kindle store. Because of this, you need to find the application (again via your fire's browser). I checked, and it is still available at http://ebookdownload.3m.com/apps/android/3mcloudlibrary.apk When you click it, it will immediately start to download to your device. When it's finished, it will appear in notifications.If it appears as a zip file instead of an apk file, the name will have to be changed in order to install it. (Android apps have an apk extension). You will need androexplorer to change the name, and it should already be on your device, If not, it can be downloaded from Amazon's store. Using androexplorer, you can change the name of the 3m file (don't change the name, just the end, change zip to apk.) After this change, click on it in notificaitons and it will install. Once registered, you can download books directly to your fire.
I realize that this is more complicated than it should be, but we are required to go through hoops to work around Amazon's marketing strategy. To be fair, Apple has it's own quirks, whereby you can't download Amazon's lending library books to an Ipad or Iphone. I wish there was a better way.
One or two addtional notes: When reading books on your fire, you must have selected the epub format when you check out the books. You will be reading them on Aldiko, not in your kindle library. Likewise, if you use Overdrive to browse and download, you will read your books in Overdrive, not your kindle library. Some libraries link kindle library books to Amazon, so you can get them in the kindle format, but that often requires an additional step, since many such checkouts don't support wireless delivery, but require a usb computer to kindle check out.
I hope I haven't made this even more confusing. Hope it helps.

Just tried this one; http://ebookdownload.3m.com/apps/android/3mcloudlibrary.apk Looked like it downloaded all the way but did not show up in Notifications to be installed. I am no longer sure which sites I have tried from the suggestions I have gotten and which are new. For some reason, none of them want to be installed on my device. I think maybe it's time to give a call to customer service and see what they have to say. Thanks for all your help.

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By L. Wells, 29-Sep-2013 10:16 PDT Permalink Report abuse

One more thing to try....don't know if Amazon will help you since they don't support 3m cloud library. If you have androexplorer installed, go to sdcard (in androexplorer) then select download, and you will see all the apps that you have downloaded. You may be able to install from here, if the file actually downloaded. Wish I could be more help, but it's hard to workaround from a distance.

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By JudiG, 29-Sep-2013 10:30 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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One more thing to try....don't know if Amazon will help you since they don't support 3m cloud library. If you have androexplorer installed, go to sdcard (in androexplorer) then select download, and you will see all the apps that you have downloaded. You may be able to install from here, if the file actually downloaded. Wish I could be more help, but it's hard to workaround from a distance.

Happy to say, Amazon Support did help. I now have the 3m Cloud load and operating. She had me do something a little different than what is normally done and it worked. Thank you so much for all your assistance. I really like this forum and the great help I get. Thanks again.

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By Nelly Ehrhart, 16-Feb-2014 19:14 PST Permalink Report abuse

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Happy to say, Amazon Support did help. I now have the 3m Cloud load and operating. She had me do something a little different than what is normally done and it worked. Thank you so much for all your assistance. I really like this forum and the great help I get. Thanks again.

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By Jerrold Gross, 25-Feb-2014 20:02 PST Permalink Report abuse

In an e-mail discussion with NYPL (New York Public Library) today, I was told that 3M & Amazon have come to an agreement. If you go to the 3M site, http://www.3m.com/us/library/eBook/index.html, there is an app list on the left and Kindle is there. Haven't tried it yet, though.

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By Kerry Weaver, 18-Sep-2014 11:30 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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29-Sep-2013 09:23 PDT

Sorry that you are having trouble with this, and my instructions aren't more clear. Using 3m cloud library as a source for library books is a very easy way to get books onto your fire. I'll try to summarize and be a little clearer.
First, though, you should ensure that your library supports 3m cloud library. Go to the digital page of your library, and you should see "overdrive" books, and if it supports 3m "3m cloud library". If the library doesn't support this process, installing it will not work.
Now, there are two methods of using 3m cloud library to browse and download books to your device.
1. Use your computer to browse, download and install books onto your fire. In this method, you put 3m cloud library on your computer, and register it. You can search for 3m cloud library, and then download it to your computer. Then you must download a reader, aldiko, onto your fire. Two steps are required. First, ensure that you have the option "allow third party applications" to be enabled. You do this by selecting options (the settings icon at top of page), scroll to device, and scroll down to "allow installation of applicationsL. Then search for aldiko.apk on the browser on your fire. When you find it, download it and allow it to install. It will appear as a notification at the top of the page, and you tap on that and allow installation.Now, you can go to your computer, browse on the 3m app, download to your computer. When you connect your kindle fire to the computer, 3m cloud library will recognize it, and permit downloading to the fire. You can then read it on aldiko, which operates like a reader program on your fire.
2. Download the application to your fire. This, admittedly is a little more complex. because Amazon doesn't permit the app to be in the kindle store. Because of this, you need to find the application (again via your fire's browser). I checked, and it is still available at http://ebookdownload.3m.com/apps/android/3mcloudlibrary.apk When you click it, it will immediately start to download to your device. When it's finished, it will appear in notifications.If it appears as a zip file instead of an apk file, the name will have to be changed in order to install it. (Android apps have an apk extension). You will need androexplorer to change the name, and it should already be on your device, If not, it can be downloaded from Amazon's store. Using androexplorer, you can change the name of the 3m file (don't change the name, just the end, change zip to apk.) After this change, click on it in notificaitons and it will install. Once registered, you can download books directly to your fire.
I realize that this is more complicated than it should be, but we are required to go through hoops to work around Amazon's marketing strategy. To be fair, Apple has it's own quirks, whereby you can't download Amazon's lending library books to an Ipad or Iphone. I wish there was a better way.
One or two addtional notes: When reading books on your fire, you must have selected the epub format when you check out the books. You will be reading them on Aldiko, not in your kindle library. Likewise, if you use Overdrive to browse and download, you will read your books in Overdrive, not your kindle library. Some libraries link kindle library books to Amazon, so you can get them in the kindle format, but that often requires an additional step, since many such checkouts don't support wireless delivery, but require a usb computer to kindle check out.
I hope I haven't made this even more confusing. Hope it helps.

ok I get how to download app and check out a book on the 3m cloud but I can't read the book unless I am in a wifi area...this tells me that the book is still in the cloud and not on my devise. How do I get the book from the cloud to my kindle fire?

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By Irene Adler ~Kindle Forum Pro~, 18-Sep-2014 12:02 PDT Permalink Report abuse

Kerry - Here is a link ot he 3M Cloud Library Support Page. On the right, you'll see a link to a video about how to transfer books to your ereader.

http://www.3m.com/us/library/eBook/support.html

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