Getting started: Axis 360 on a smartphone or tablet

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Step-by-step instructions: (Printable version)

Install the Axis 360 app and log in
  1. Go to the app store on your device, search for “Axis 360” and follow the prompts to install it. (You will need your Apple ID or Google Play Store username and password.)
  2. Once installed, open the app and tap Skip to Find Your Library or School Now at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap in the box that says Search for My Library, type in Jefferson County Public Library, tap Search, and then tap on Jefferson County Public Library (Colorado).
  4. Tap in white space to right of Library ID, enter your Jefferson County Public Library card number and tap Login.
  5. To finalize your account, tap on Account and then tap in the white space next to Name* and Email* to enter your contact information. Tap Update My Account, then OK.
Search or browse
  • Searching: Tap on the magnifying glass icon at the top, enter a title, author, or keyword and tap Search. Results are sorted by Popularity, but can be sorted by Publication Date, Title, or Author.
  • Browsing: Tap on the browse icon at the bottom and select a category.
  • The icon in the top corner of the book cover indicates whether the title is an e-book or audiobook.
  • When the icon is green, the title is available for check out. When the icon is grey, the title is checked out and you may place a hold.
  • You can apply filters to limit the search or browse results by tapping on Filter and then tapping on Available Now, eBook, and/or Audiobook. Filters remain in place until removed.
Check out and read or listen
  • Tap on the cover of a title with a green e-book/audiobook icon, tap Checkout, and tap Checkout again. If you have wifi access, the title will download automatically. If it does not, tap Download.
  • You may check out 99 titles at one time.
  • Titles checkout for 21 days and may be renewed unless another patron has placed a hold.
  • Items are automatically returned on their due date and there are no late fees.
  • To read or listen to your title, tap on My Stuff, then Checkouts, select the title, then tap Read/Listen Now or Continue.
  • For e-book menu options such as table of contents and adjusting font size and type, tap on the screen. Font options, bookmarks, and more will appear at the top right. The table of contents can be reached at the top left.
  • To close the book, tap on the screen and then the back arrow. Your place is automatically bookmarked.
Place a hold
  • To place a hold, tap on the cover of a title with a gray e-book/audiobook icon and tap Place On Hold. You’ll receive an email notice when your hold is ready to check out.
  • Once the title is ready to check out, close your email, open the Axis360 app, tap on My Stuff, then On Hold.
  • Tap Checkout next to the title, then tap Checkout again.
  • You can change the settings in your Axis 360 online account (in a browser), or under My Account in the app, so that your holds are automatically checked out.
  • 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 on their due date and there are no late fees. To return a title early, tap on My Stuff, then Checkouts, and tap on the title. Tap Return, then Yes.
  • If a title does not have holds, you can renew as many times as you’d like. You will have the option to renew within three days of its due date.
  • To renew, tap on My Stuff, then Checkouts, and tap on the title. Tap Renew, then Yes.
  • Press Remove and then Download Now to reactivate the title.