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Libraries are currently offering curbside and walk-in services. Please confirm your location is open and what services are available, as well as read our COVID-19 Code of Conduct before visiting. LEARN MORE


We’re Always Open!

Explore the digital branch of JCPL.

Access thousands of e-books, audiobooks, shows and more -- available 24/7 -- from the comfort of home or wherever else life happens to take you.

Online Library Card

Get an Online Library Card

Learn. Discover. Create. Play. Access at-home resources for homework help, explore interactive e-books and more!


Axis 360

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

Kanopy: Now Streaming

Grab the greatest movies and documentaries free from Kanopy. Available anytime (and on the go!) with your library card.

Research on Demand

From midterm papers to everyday searches, explore our topical research guides and dedicated databases to help answer life's questions.

Work from Anywhere

Your source for the latest news, demographic searches, consumer reports and more. Remote work just got easier.

Online Library FAQs

  • There are only a few of our resources that you have to access from a computer within the library, and those are Ancestry, ALLDATA Car Repair, and Generations Online. Note:  Ancestry and ALLDATA have granted temporary remote access during the pandemic.

  • When you access one of our online resources from home, we make sure you have a valid library card by asking you to log in.

  • Lynda.com will become LinkedIn Learning on March 9, 2020. After a few hours of mid-day downtime, you will be able to log into your existing Lynda.com account with your library card number and PIN. Your course progress and playlists will not transfer over between platforms. Be sure to make note of the title of any courses you are currently taking, print out your playlist, and download your course completion certificates in Lynda.com, opens a new window before March 9. For more information, please see these LinkedIn Learning FAQs.

  • When Lynda.com becomes LinkedIn Learning on March 9, it will only be accessible via a browser on your mobile device. The LinkedIn Learning apps will not be available for some time.

    To use the Lynda.com app on your mobile device, first create your account on the web from this link. After installing the app on your device, tap the Organization tab, enter "jeffcolibrary.org" in the Web Portal URL box, and then log in with the account you created.

Library Account Management

  • To get started, click on the purple Log In / My Account button at the top right hand side of the screen to open the drop-down menu. Then click on the green Log In / Register button.

    Enter your library card number and then enter your PIN in the password field.

    Once you are logged in, check your name and date of birth.  If this information is incorrect, please contact the library. Once you have verified this information is correct, click continue.

    Next, create a username. Your username will be visible to other users, and you can use it – or your library card number – to log in from now on. Then check the boxes to accept the Terms, Conditions, and Policies. 

    Click Complete Account Setup. You are all set!

  • Please follow these steps:

    1. Try your library card number and your 4-digit birth year here.
      • If you see a “Welcome” message, follow prompts to continue setting up your online library account. You are all set!
    2. If you see “The username or PIN is incorrect,” Use this PIN Reset Request, instead of clicking on “Forgot your PIN or don’t have one?” Enter your library card number there and wait for an email.
      • If you don’t have an email address in your account, the form will not submit. Please see this FAQ.
    3. Use the link from your email, enter your library card number, then enter your PIN twice.
    4. Click the purple Continue button, enter your card number and PIN again. You will either see your account Dashboard, or you will see a Welcome message.
  • Our new website is built on a new platform. In order to take full advantage of everything the site can do, all library accounts need a unique username. An easy-to-remember username gives you quick access to your account if your library card isn’t handy. After you register, you can log in with either your username or your library card number, whichever you prefer.

  • For users in the United States, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act requires web sites that collect personal information from children to obtain parental consent. For this reason, children under 13 are not allowed to display their real names, nor can they type their own usernames, enter comments, or add other kinds of content that require typing, since these could be used inappropriately. To generate a username, a child can select a combination of color and animal name.

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