3M Library Systems has added digital audiobooks to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System. The collection will debut with 40,000 titles, powered by Findaway World, including offerings from every major publisher.

The announcement comes as librarians prepare for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15 in Indianapolis, where 3M will offer details, and a slate of presentations (Booth 1303).

3M officials said that its digital audiobooks will be compatible on all devices using 3M Cloud Library applications, and users will not have to differentiate which formats work on which devices. Once the audiobook is checked out, users can immediately start listening.