The digital titles are being made available through the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service. The ebooks should be available nationwide to 3M library clients by the end of the year, according to a company press release.
3M's current ebook lending base is about 70 libraries.
In addition to the Penguin collection, 3M says it will offer additional titles from its Cloud Library, which contains more than 200,000 titles from about 300 publishers.
During this special pilot period at the New York-area libraries, patrons should be able to access digital titles remotely with their personal devices, including PCs, iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Nooks and Android devices.
In other library e-lending news, PublishersLunch reports library ebook provider, OverDrive, will offer a new Nook-specific app for the new Nook HD and HD+, along with Nook Tablet and Nook Color. The app is supposed to make it easier for patrons to borrow library ebooks remotely through their devices.