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Axis 360 is now Boundless, a more personalized and modern reading experience for e-book readers and digital audiobook listeners.

Boundless (formerly Axis 360)

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Boundless (formerly Axis 360)

Browse, check out and download e-books and audiobooks to your computer or device.

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FAQs

  • Android Tutorial | iOS Tutorial | Kindle Fire Tutorial

    Step-by-step instructions: (Printable version)
    Install the Boundless app and log in
    • In the app store on your device, search for “Boundless” and follow the prompts to install it. You will need your Apple ID or Google Play Store username and password.
    • Once the app is installed, open it and search for "Jefferson County Public Library" at the Welcome screen, then tap on Jefferson County Public Library (make sure the address is in Colorado).
    • Enter your Jefferson County Public Library card number (Library ID), and tap log in or sign in.

     Profiles

    • Similar to many popular online streaming services, you will now have the option to create up to five profiles under a single library card for a more personalized experience based on age. For example, teen profiles display only young adult or children’s materials, and kid profiles only display children’s materials. Profiles are completely optional and can be added or deleted at any time. 
    • Enter a profile by tapping on it.
    Search or Browse
    • Use the search box at the top to search for a title, author, or keyword. Use the refine/equalizer icon () in the top right to filter and sort the search results.
    • Or, tap on the Browse icon at the bottom and use the refine/equalizer icon () to filter by subject, genre, format, availability, etc.
    • The format (e-book or audiobook) is indicated at the bottom of each book jacket.
    • When the book jacket has a diagonal banner that says Waitlist, the title is checked out and you may place a hold. Titles without that banner are available for check out.

     Check Out and Read/Listen

    • When you find an available title, tap on the cover and then tap Checkout. The title will download automatically and then open. If it does not, tap Download.
    • To read or listen to your title, tap on My Shelf, then Checkouts, then tap Read/Listen or Continue.
    • When reading an e-book, tap anywhere on the screen to reveal menu options such as table of contents, bookmarks, adjusting font size and type, etc.
    • When listening to an audiobook, use the menu items at the top and bottom to adjust audio speed, bookmark, or set a sleep timer.
    • To close the book, tap on the screen and then the back arrow. Your place is automatically bookmarked.

    You may check out 99 titles at one time.

    Place a hold
    • To place a hold on a title that is checked out, tap on the cover and tap Place Hold. If you entered an email address in your profile, you’ll receive an email notice when your hold is ready to check out.
    • Once the title is ready to check out, go to My Shelf, then Holds and tap Checkout next to the title.

    You may have 70 titles on hold at one time. You have three days to check out a hold once it becomes available for you.

    Early returns and renewing
    • Items are automatically returned after 21 days and there are no late fees. To return a title early, tap on My Shelf, then Checkouts. Tap on the three vertical dots at the bottom right of the book jacket, then Return and Ok.
    • If a title does not have holds, you will be able to renew it within three days of its due date. To renew, tap on My Shelf, then Checkouts. Tap on the three vertical dots at the bottom right of the book jacket, then Renew. Next, to reactivate the title, tap the three dots again and Remove, then Download Now.
  • Step-by-step instructions: (Printable version)

    In a browser, visit our Boundless collection: jeffco.boundless.baker-taylor.com. Click Sign In in the top right, then enter your library card number.

    Profiles
    • Similar to many popular online streaming services, you will now have the option to create up to five profiles under a single library card for a more personalized experience based on age. For example, teen profiles display only young adult or children’s materials, and kid profiles only display children’s materials. Profiles are completely optional and can be added or deleted at any time. 
    • Enter a profile by clicking on it.
    Search or Browse
    • Use the search box at the top to look for a title, author, or keyword. Use the filters on the left to filter and sort the search results.
    • Or, from the menu at the top left, select Browse. Use the filters on the left to filter by subject, genre, format, availability, etc.
    • The format (e-book or audiobook) is indicated at the bottom of each book jacket.
    • When the book jacket has a diagonal banner that says Waitlist, the title is checked out and you may place a hold. Titles without that banner are available for check out.
     Check Out and Read/Listen
    • When you find an available title, click on the cover and then Checkout.
    • Under your checked out title, click Read or Listen to open the title. You might need to allow pop-ups.
    • For e-books, click anywhere in the screen to reveal menu items at the top right, table of contents at the top left, and a progress bar along the bottom. Use the menu items to change font size, use bookmarks, or search within the text.
    • To download an e-book for offline reading, click the three horizontal lines on the top left to see the Main Menu. (Only e-books can be accessed offline at this time.)
      • Click Offline Access and wait for it to download. You will get a success message. Some browsers will ask you if it's okay to store files on your computer, and you need to select Yes.
      • Create a browser bookmark so you can return later to the book.
      • When you use the bookmark to return to the book, you will be prompted to enter your Library ID (your library card number).
    • For audiobooks, use the menu items at the top right to adjust audio speed, bookmark, or set a sleep timer.
    • It is not currently possible to download audiobooks for offline listening.
    • To close the book, close the browser tab. Your place is automatically bookmarked.

    You may check out 99 titles at one time.

    Place a Hold
    • To place a hold on a title that is checked out, click on the cover and click Place Hold. If you entered an email address in your profile, you’ll receive an email notice when your hold is ready to check out.
    • Once the title is ready to check out, click on My Shelf, then Holds, and then Checkout.

    You may have 70 titles on hold at one time. You have three days to check out a hold once it becomes available for you.

    Early Returns and Renewing
    • Items are automatically returned after 21 days and there are no late fees. To return a title early, tap on My Shelf, then Checkouts. Tap on the three vertical dots at the bottom right of the book jacket, then Return and Ok.
    • If a title does not have holds, you will be able to renew it within three days of its due date. To renew, tap on My Shelf, then Checkouts. Tap on the three vertical dots at the bottom right of the book jacket, then Renew. Next, to reactivate the title, tap the three dots again and Remove, then Download Now.
     
  • Step-by-step instructions: (Printable version)

    In the browser on your device, visit our Boundless collection: jeffco.boundless.baker-taylor.com. Tap Sign In in the top right, then enter your library card number.

    Profiles
    • Similar to many popular online streaming services, you will now have the option to create up to five profiles under a single library card for a more personalized experience based on age. For example, teen profiles display only young adult or children’s materials, and kid profiles only display children’s materials. Profiles are completely optional and can be added or deleted at any time. 
    • Enter a profile by clicking on it.
    Search or Browse
    • To search: Use the search box at the top to look for a title, author, or keyword. Use the refine/equalizer icon () to filter and sort the search results.
    • To browse: From the menu at the top left, select Browse. Use the refine/equalizer icon () to filter by subject, genre, format, availability, etc.
    • The format (e-book or audiobook) is indicated at the bottom of each book jacket.
    • When the book jacket has a diagonal banner that says Waitlist, the title is checked out and you may place a hold. Titles without that banner are available for check out.
     Check Out and Read/Listen
    • When you find an available title that you would like to check out, tap on the cover and then tap Checkout.
    • Under your checked out title, tap Read or Listen to open the book.
    • For e-books, tap anywhere in the screen to reveal menu items at the top right, table of contents at the top left, and a progress bar along the bottom. Use the menu items to change font size, use bookmarks, or search within the text.
    • To download an e-book for offline reading, tap the three horizontal lines on the top left to see the Main Menu. (Only e-books can be accessed offline at this time.)
      • Select Offline Access and wait for it to download. You will get a success message.
      • Create a browser bookmark so you can return later to the book, or add the page to your home screen.
        • On iOS devices, tap the share icon, then Add to Homescreen.
        • On Android devices, tap the menu (might be three dots at top or bottom) and selecting Add to Bookmarks or Add to Homescreen.
      • When you use the bookmark or icon on the homscreen to return to the book, you will be prompted to enter your Library ID (your library card number).
    • For audiobooks, use the menu items at the top right to adjust audio speed, bookmark, or set a sleep timer.
    • It is not currently possible to download audiobooks for offline listening.
    • To close the book, close the browser tab. Your place is automatically bookmarked.

    You may check out 99 titles at one time.

     Place a Hold
    • To place a hold on a title that is checked out, tap on the cover and tap Place Hold. If you entered an email address in your profile, you’ll receive an email notice when your hold is ready to check out.
    • Once the title is ready to check out, tap on My Shelf, then Holds, and then Checkout.

    You may have 70 titles on hold at one time. You have three days to check out a hold once it becomes available for you.

     Early Returns and Renewing
    • Items are automatically returned after 21 days and there are no late fees. To return a title early, tap on My Shelf, then Checkouts. Tap on the three vertical dots at the bottom right of the book jacket, then Return and Ok.
    • If a title does not have holds, you will be able to renew it within three days of its due date. To renew, tap on My Shelf, then Checkouts. Tap on the three vertical dots at the bottom right of the book jacket, then Renew. Next, to reactivate the title, tap the three dots again and Remove, then Download Now.

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Hoopla

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FAQs

  • Step-by-step instructions (Printable version)

    Create your Hoopla Account

    In a browser, go to hoopladigital.com and click Get Started Today. Follow the steps to set up your account:

    1. Find Jefferson County Public Library.
    2. Enter your library card number.
    3. Enter your email address and a password.
    Search, Browse and Borrow
    1. Click on Browse and choose Audiobooks, Movies, Music, Comics, E-books or Television, or use the Search box to find a specific title.
    2. To check out a title, click or hover on the cover image, then click Borrow.
    Amazon Fire TV
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, go to the Fire TV app store on Amazon and search for "hoopla." Select the Fire TV device on which you’d like to install the app and click "deliver."
    2. In a few moments, you should see the Hoopla app. It might be at the very end of the "Your Apps and Games" section. Once you find the app, you can press the option button to choose to move it higher on the list.
    3. Open the Hoopla app and sign in with your account.
    4. At the top of the next screen a 4-digit code is displayed. Using a mobile or desktop browser on another device, visit hoopladigital.com/link and enter the code.
    Android TV
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, search the Play store on your Android TV for the Hoopla app, and install it.
    2. Open the Hoopla app and sign in with your account.
    3. At the top of the next screen a 4-digit code is displayed. Using a mobile or desktop browser on another device, visit hoopladigital.com/link and enter the code.
    Apple TV
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, search for the "hoopla" app in the Apple TV app store, and install it.
    2. The app opens on a welcome screen. Click to open the next page and sign in.
    3. At the top of the next screen a 4-digit code is displayed. Using a mobile or desktop browser on another device, visit hoopladigital.com/link and enter the code.
    Chromecast
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, go to the app store on your device, search for the “Hoopla digital” app, and install it.
    2. Open the app and sign in with your account.
    3. Plug Chromecast into your TV, then connect the USB power cable to your Chromecast.
    4. Plug the other end of the USB cable into either an open USB port on your TV, or the included power adapter that plugs into an outlet.
    5. Open the Hoopla app on your device. You will see the Cast button in the top right hand corner. Tap this button and you will be shown a list of available Chromecast devices.
    6. Select the one you wish to cast to. Once the connection is established, the button will change, letting you know that the app is ready to cast.
    7. Start playing a video and it will be handed off to Chromecast for you to enjoy on your TV screen.
    8. You can control the playback by tapping on the small bar at the bottom of your mobile device’s screen, which will bring up the full screen controls, including a progress bar, access to the subtitle/closed captions selector, play/pause, etc.
    9. To access the volume control, tap the Cast button and you will see a slider allowing you to adjust the volume.
    10. To stop casting, tap the Cast button in the top right corner and Stop Casting.
    11. Your smartphone or tablet must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built in.
    Roku
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, navigate to Streaming Channels, on your Roku, then Search Channels, and search for "hoopla." Click to add the channel.
    2. Select the Hoopla channel from your channels, and sign in with your account.
    3. At the top of the next screen a 4-digit code is displayed. Using a mobile or desktop browser on another device, visit hoopladigital.com/link and enter the code.
  • Video tutorial, opens a new window

    Step-by-step instructions: (Printable version)

    Create Your Hoopla account

    In a browser, go to hoopladigital.com and click Get Started. Follow the steps to set up your account:

    1. Find Jefferson County Public Library.
    2. Enter your library card number.
    3. Enter your email address and a password.
    Search, Browse and Borrow
    1. Click on Browse and choose Audiobooks, Movies, Music, Comics, E-books or Television, or use the Search box to find a specific title.
    2. To check out a title, click or hover on the cover image, then click Borrow.
    3. Click Play to listen or watch, or Read to open an e-book. (A safe browser plug-in called Widevine Media Optimizer might be required on Firefox. Follow prompts to install. Go to www.hoopladigital.com/support for troubleshooting.)
    4. Borrowed titles are listed under My Hoopla. From here you can:
      • Play, listen or read the title.
      • See when it will be returned.
      • Return it early.
      • Add it to your Favorites (heart icon).

    Notes

    • Hoopla content is only available via streaming on computers, requiring an internet connection.
    • All of the titles are available all of the time, so there’s no requesting or waiting.
    • Jefferson County residents may borrow 10 titles per month, and the count resets the first of the month. In addition to each person having a lending limit of 10 titles per month, we also have a daily, system-wide budget limit, which reset at midnight. If you encounter a limit, add your items to your “Favorites” and try again after midnight.
    • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the check-out period, which is 3 days for videos, 7 days for music, and 21 days for audiobooks, e-books, and comics. If you are not finished, you are welcome to borrow it again. Music titles can be borrowed only 2 times in 1 month.
  • Android Tutorial, opens a new window | iOS Tutorial, opens a new window | Kindle Fire Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step-by-step instructions: (Printable version)

    Install the Hoopla App and Create Your Hoopla Account
    1. Go to the app store on your device, search for the “Hoopla digital” app, and install it.
    2. Open the app and follow the steps to set up your account:
      • Tap Sign Up.
      • Find Jefferson County Public Library.
      • Enter your library card number.
      • Enter your email address and a password.
    Search, Browse and Borrow
    1. Use Search (magnifying glass icon) for specific items, or use the icons at the bottom of the screen to browse Video, Music, or Books.
    2. To check out a title, tap on the cover image, then tap Borrow.
    3. Tap Play to watch or listen, or Read to open an e-book.
    4. Access what you have checked out by tapping My Hoopla. From there you can:
      • Play, listen or read the title.
      • See when it will be returned.
      • Return it early.
      • Add it to your Favorites.
      • Download it to watch offline on your device. The download will expire when the loan expires.

    Notes

    • All of the titles are available all of the time, so there’s no requesting or waiting.
    • Jefferson County residents may borrow 10 titles per month, and the count resets the first of the month. In addition to each person having a lending limit of 10 titles per month, we also have a daily, system-wide budget limit, which reset at midnight. If you encounter a limit, add your items to your “Favorites” and try again after midnight.
    • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the check-out period, which is 3 days for videos, 7 days for music, and 21 days for audiobooks, e-books, and comics. If you are not finished, you are welcome to borrow it again. Music titles can be borrowed only 2 times in 1 month.

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