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Flipster

Available apps:

Get Axis 360 App in Apple Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Play Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Amazon Store, opens an external site

Flipster Cards

FAQs

  • Video tutorial, opens a new window
    Step by step instructions:
    1. Go to Flipster. Enter your name and library card if requested.
    2. Search for specific titles or browse categories.
    3. When you find the magazine you would like to read, click on the cover and the magazine should open in a new browser tab.
    4. Use the menu on the right to look at the table of contents, turn pages, zoom in and out, etc.
    5. Enjoy unlimited checkouts and no due dates, although some issues will expire from the app.
  • Android Tutorial, opens a new window | Apple Tutorial, opens a new window | Kindle Fire Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step by step instructions:

    1. Go to the app store on your device, search for the “Flipster – Digital Magazines” app and install it.
    2. Open the app and follow prompts to find Jefferson County Public Library (Wheat Ridge, Colorado) and tap Log In.
    3. If asked, enter your library card number in the Patron ID box, or enter your library card number and PIN.
    4. Magazines can be browsed and searched in the app under Explore.
    5. When you find a magazine you would like to read, tap the cover to select it.
    6. Tap Download and tap to open it after it finishes downloading.
    7. My Shelf takes you back to your checkouts.Explore lets you search for more magazines, and Read opens what you are currently reading.
    8. Enjoy unlimited checkouts and no due dates, although some issues will expire from the app.
  • Axis 360:

    • You may have 99 checkouts and 70 holds at one time.
    • The loan period is 21 days.
    • You have three days to check out a title after you receive the hold notification. You can turn on automatic checkouts in your Axis 360 online account settings.

    Flipster: 

    • Enjoy unlimited checkouts.
    • Some magazines check out for 2 days, some check out for 7 days, and some do not have due dates.
    • Magazines can be checked out again immediately after they are returned.

    Freegal:  Enjoy unlimited streaming with an internet connection, and three song downloads (for offline use) per week.

    Hoopla: 

    • You may borrow 10 titles per month.
    • All of the titles are available all of the time, so there’s no waiting or requesting.
    • The loan period is 21 days for e-books and audiobooks, 3 days for videos, and 7 days for music.
    • Your monthly count resets the first of the month.
    • Daily borrowing limits for the system also apply, and those reset at reset midnight. If you encounter either limit, add your items to your “Favorites” and try again after midnight.

    Kanopy:

    • You may borrow 10 titles per month.
    • All of the titles are available all of the time, so there’s no waiting or requesting.
    • The loan period is 3 days.
    • Your monthly count resets the first of the month.

    OverDrive/Libby:

    • You may have 40 checkouts and 40 holds at one time.
    • The loan period is 21 days.
    • When you are notified via email that a hold is ready for you, you have 4 choices:
      1. You can check the title out within 3 days.
      2. You can cancel the hold and let it go on to the next person.
      3. You can suspend the hold by selecting “deliver later.” This option passes the book to the next person in line while maintaining your place on the wait list. You will set the suspension period, and after that is over, you will receive the next copy available.
      4. You can do nothing, and your hold will automatically be suspended as a one-time courtesy for 7 days. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be cancelled automatically.
    • Enjoy unlimited checkouts for magazines, and no due dates. Some magazines will expire from your account.

OverDrive / Libby

Available apps:

Get Axis 360 App in Apple Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Play Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Amazon Store, opens an external site

OverDrive Cards

FAQs

  • Note: The latest version of the OverDrive app is called “Libby.” The original version of the app is called “OverDrive.” The original version will continue to be supported, but if you are using OverDrive for the first time, we recommend choosing the new version, Libby.

    Kindle Fire Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step by step instructions:

    Install and log into the OverDrive app

    1. In the app store on your device, search for “OverDrive,” and follow the prompts to install it.
    2. Once installed, open the app and select the "Sign In with Library Card" option.
    3. Tap in the box that says "Find Your Library," type in "Jefferson County Public Library" and tap Go. From the list of options, select Jefferson County Public Library by tapping the name.
    4. Tap in the white space below Card Number, enter your library card number and tap Sign In.

    Search or browse

    • To explore JCPL’s OverDrive collection, tap in the grey box that says “+ Add a Title.”
    • Next, tap on Search (🔍) and enter a title, author, or keyword and tap Search.
    • Or, tap on Browse (☰) to the right side of the screen and select from several subjects, genres, or magazines.

    Check out

    • Tap on the cover of a title that says Available at the top, tap Borrow, and tap Borrow again.
    • For e-books, tap on Download EPUB ebook. A message stating “adding title” will change to “title added” and then disappear once the download is complete.
    • For magazines, tap on Read Now in Browser.
    Notes:
    • You may check out 40 e-books at one time. Enjoy unlimited magazines.
    • E-books check out 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.

    Read

    • To access your downloaded e-books, tap on the Menu (☰) icon to the top left of the screen, then tap Bookshelf.
    • Tap the cover of the book to open it and turn the pages by swiping left or right on the screen.
    • For menu options such as table of contents and adjusting font size and type, tap at the bottom in the middle of your screen and a menu bar will appear at the top and bottom of the page.
    • To close the book, tap on the bottom of your screen to access the menu options, tap on the Menu (☰) icon to the top right, and tap Bookshelf. Your page is automatically bookmarked.
    • To access your borrowed magazines, tap in the grey box that says “+ Add a Title," then tap on the book spine icon () to see your Loans, then Read Now in Browser next to the magazine cover.
    • After the magazine opens, tap anywhere on the page, then tap on the menu (☰) at the top right of the screen. If Offline Access is a choice there, or if there is a down arrow, select it to download the magazine for reading offline. (On a Kindle Fire, this works better in Chrome than in Silk.)
    • It is not currently possible to print from magazines.

    Place a hold

    • Tap on the cover of a title that says Wait List at the top, tap Place a Hold, enter your email address if requested, then Place a Hold once more. Tap on the X to the top right, if needed, to continue searching for titles.

    Check out a hold

    1. You’ll receive an email notice when your hold is ready to check out and you have three days to check it out. Once the title is ready for check out, close your email, open the OverDrive app, and tap on My Loans ().
    2. Tap Holds, tap on the title’s cover, tap Borrow, and tap Borrow again.
    3. Tap on Download EPUB eBook. A message stating “adding title” will change to “title added” and then disappear once title is downloaded.
    Notes:
    • You may have 40 titles on hold at one time. Magazines are always available.
    • You have three days to check out a hold once it becomes available for you. If you don’t borrow it within three days, your hold will automatically be suspended for 7 days as a one-time courtesy. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be cancelled automatically. You can also suspend the hold by selecting "deliver later," or you can cancel your hold.
    • Automatic alerts for new issues of magazines is not currently possible.

    Early returns and renewing

    Items are automatically returned on their due date and there are no late fees.

    1. To return a title early, tap in the grey box that says “+ Add a Title,” go to Loans () on the screen with JCPL’s logo.
    2. Tap Return under the title’s cover and then tap Return Title to confirm.

    If a title does not have holds, you are able to renew within three days of its due date.

    1. To renew, tap in the grey box that says “+ Add a Title” and then tap on Loans () on the screen with JCPL’s logo.
    2. Under the book’s cover, tap on “Request Again” to renew. The title will appear on your Holds page and will automatically check out to you (unless you've turned off automatic hold checkout).
    3. Next, tap on Download EPUB ebook. A message stating “adding title” will change to “title added” and then disappear once the download is complete.
  • Note: The latest version of the OverDrive app is called “Libby.” The original version of the app is called “OverDrive.” The original version will continue to be supported, but if you are using OverDrive for the first time, we recommend choosing the new version, Libby.

    Android Tutorial, opens a new window | Apple Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step by step instructions:

    Download and log into the Libby app

    1. In the app store on your device, search for “Libby,” and follow the prompts to download it. You will need your Apple ID or Google Play Store username and password.
    2. Once downloaded, open the app and follow prompts to register: Tap on Yes you have a library card, then tap on "I’ll Search for a Library." Type in "Jefferson County Public Library," and select it by tapping on the name in the list of options. Select Enter Library Account Details, and then enter your library card number and tap Sign In.

    Search or browse

    To explore JCPL’s Libby collection, scroll down on the screen with JCPL’s logo to see featured titles and categories, tap on Search (🔍), or tap Explore.

    Check out and read

    Checking out:
    • Tap on Borrow next to a title’s cover and then tap Borrow again. The title will automatically download. You can select your notification options below the book cover. Tap on the back arrow to continue searching for titles or tap Go To Shelf to begin reading.
    Notes:
    • You may check out 40 e-books at one time. Enjoy unlimited magazine checkouts.
    • Titles check out 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.
    Reading:
    • To access your downloaded titles, tap on Shelf in the lower right, tap the cover of the book, and then tap Open Book. Once open, turn the book’s pages by swiping left or right on the screen.
    • For menu options such as table of contents and adjusting font size and type, tap at the top or bottom in the middle of your screen and a menu bar will appear at the top and bottom of the page.
    • To close the book, tap on the bottom in the middle of your screen to access the menu options and tap Back. Your place is automatically bookmarked.
    • It is not currently possible to print from magazines.

    Place a hold

    Placing a hold:

    Tap Place a Hold next to a title’s cover, then tap on the back arrow to continue searching for titles.

    Checking out a hold:
    • You’ll receive an email notice when your hold is ready to check out. Once the title is ready for check out, open the Libby app and tap on Shelf.
    • Tap Holds, tap on Borrow next to the title’s cover, and tap Borrow again. The title will automatically download. Tap on Keep Browsing to continue searching for titles or tap Go To Shelf to begin reading.
    Notes:
    • You may have 40 e-books on hold at one time. Magazines are always available.
    • You have three days to check out a hold once it becomes available for you. If you don’t borrow it within three days, your hold will automatically be suspended as a one-time courtesy for 7 days. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be cancelled automatically. You can also suspend the hold by selecting "deliver later," or you can cancel your hold.
    • Automatic alerts for new issues of magazines is not currently possible.

    Early returns and renewing

    Early returns:

    Items are automatically returned on their due date and there are no late fees.

    1. To return a title early, tap on Shelf in the lower right of the screen with JCPL’s logo.
    2. Tap the cover of the book, tap Manage Loan, then Return Early, and then tap Return.
    Renewing:

    If a title does not have holds, you can renew it within three days of its due date.

    1. To renew a title, tap on Shelf.
    2. Tap the cover of the book, tap Renew Loan, and then tap Renew.
    1. In a browser, visit our OverDrive collection (jefferson.overdrive.com) to browse or search for e-books or magazines. Browse by Subject or Collections, or search by title, author or keyword by clicking on the magnifying glass icon.
    2. When you find an available title, click Borrow and follow prompts to sign in.
    3. Click the Read Now in Browser button.
    4. Use the menus at the top left to change font size, download the title for offline access, use bookmarks, or search within the text.
    5. If the e-book you find is not available, click Place a Hold, follow prompts to sign in, and enter your email address if needed. Magazines will always be available.

    Notes:

    • Your borrowed item will automatically return at the end of the loan period. If you wish to return an e-book early, click the Return button near the title in your list of Loans().
    • If an e-book does not have holds, a Renew button will appear next to the title in your Loans three days before its expiration date.
    • You may have 40 e-book checkouts and 40 e-book holds at one time. Enjoy unlimited magazines.
    • Automatic alerts for new issues of magazines is not currently possible and it is not possible to print from magazines.
    • When you are notified that an e-book hold is ready for you, you have four choices:
      1. You can borrow the title within 3 days.
      2. You can cancel the hold and let it go on to the next person.
      3. You can suspend the hold by selecting “deliver later.” This option passes the book to the next person in line while maintaining your place on the wait list. You will set the suspension period, and after that is over, you will receive the next copy available.
      4. You can do nothing, and your hold will automatically be suspended as a one-time courtesy for 7 days. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be cancelled automatically.

PressReader

Available apps:

Get Axis 360 App in Apple Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Play Store, opens an external site

PressReader Cards

FAQs

  • Note: The latest version of the OverDrive app is called “Libby.” The original version of the app is called “OverDrive.” The original version will continue to be supported, but if you are using OverDrive for the first time, we recommend choosing the new version, Libby.

    Kindle Fire Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step by step instructions:

    Install and log into the OverDrive app

    1. In the app store on your device, search for “OverDrive,” and follow the prompts to install it.
    2. Once installed, open the app and select the "Sign In with Library Card" option.
    3. Tap in the box that says "Find Your Library," type in "Jefferson County Public Library" and tap Go. From the list of options, select Jefferson County Public Library by tapping the name.
    4. Tap in the white space below Card Number, enter your library card number and tap Sign In.

    Search or browse

    • To explore JCPL’s OverDrive collection, tap in the grey box that says “+ Add a Title.”
    • Next, tap on Search (🔍) and enter a title, author, or keyword and tap Search.
    • Or, tap on Browse (☰) to the right side of the screen and select from several subjects, genres, or magazines.

    Check out

    • Tap on the cover of a title that says Available at the top, tap Borrow, and tap Borrow again.
    • For e-books, tap on Download EPUB ebook. A message stating “adding title” will change to “title added” and then disappear once the download is complete.
    • For magazines, tap on Read Now in Browser.
    Notes:
    • You may check out 40 e-books at one time. Enjoy unlimited magazines.
    • E-books check out 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.

    Read

    • To access your downloaded e-books, tap on the Menu (☰) icon to the top left of the screen, then tap Bookshelf.
    • Tap the cover of the book to open it and turn the pages by swiping left or right on the screen.
    • For menu options such as table of contents and adjusting font size and type, tap at the bottom in the middle of your screen and a menu bar will appear at the top and bottom of the page.
    • To close the book, tap on the bottom of your screen to access the menu options, tap on the Menu (☰) icon to the top right, and tap Bookshelf. Your page is automatically bookmarked.
    • To access your borrowed magazines, tap in the grey box that says “+ Add a Title," then tap on the book spine icon () to see your Loans, then Read Now in Browser next to the magazine cover.
    • After the magazine opens, tap anywhere on the page, then tap on the menu (☰) at the top right of the screen. If Offline Access is a choice there, or if there is a down arrow, select it to download the magazine for reading offline. (On a Kindle Fire, this works better in Chrome than in Silk.)
    • It is not currently possible to print from magazines.

    Place a hold

    • Tap on the cover of a title that says Wait List at the top, tap Place a Hold, enter your email address if requested, then Place a Hold once more. Tap on the X to the top right, if needed, to continue searching for titles.

    Check out a hold

    1. You’ll receive an email notice when your hold is ready to check out and you have three days to check it out. Once the title is ready for check out, close your email, open the OverDrive app, and tap on My Loans ().
    2. Tap Holds, tap on the title’s cover, tap Borrow, and tap Borrow again.
    3. Tap on Download EPUB eBook. A message stating “adding title” will change to “title added” and then disappear once title is downloaded.
    Notes:
    • You may have 40 titles on hold at one time. Magazines are always available.
    • You have three days to check out a hold once it becomes available for you. If you don’t borrow it within three days, your hold will automatically be suspended for 7 days as a one-time courtesy. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be cancelled automatically. You can also suspend the hold by selecting "deliver later," or you can cancel your hold.
    • Automatic alerts for new issues of magazines is not currently possible.

    Early returns and renewing

    Items are automatically returned on their due date and there are no late fees.

    1. To return a title early, tap in the grey box that says “+ Add a Title,” go to Loans () on the screen with JCPL’s logo.
    2. Tap Return under the title’s cover and then tap Return Title to confirm.

    If a title does not have holds, you are able to renew within three days of its due date.

    1. To renew, tap in the grey box that says “+ Add a Title” and then tap on Loans () on the screen with JCPL’s logo.
    2. Under the book’s cover, tap on “Request Again” to renew. The title will appear on your Holds page and will automatically check out to you (unless you've turned off automatic hold checkout).
    3. Next, tap on Download EPUB ebook. A message stating “adding title” will change to “title added” and then disappear once the download is complete.
  • Note: The latest version of the OverDrive app is called “Libby.” The original version of the app is called “OverDrive.” The original version will continue to be supported, but if you are using OverDrive for the first time, we recommend choosing the new version, Libby.

    Android Tutorial, opens a new window | Apple Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step by step instructions:

    Download and log into the Libby app

    1. In the app store on your device, search for “Libby,” and follow the prompts to download it. You will need your Apple ID or Google Play Store username and password.
    2. Once downloaded, open the app and follow prompts to register: Tap on Yes you have a library card, then tap on "I’ll Search for a Library." Type in "Jefferson County Public Library," and select it by tapping on the name in the list of options. Select Enter Library Account Details, and then enter your library card number and tap Sign In.

    Search or browse

    To explore JCPL’s Libby collection, scroll down on the screen with JCPL’s logo to see featured titles and categories, tap on Search (🔍), or tap Explore.

    Check out and read

    Checking out:
    • Tap on Borrow next to a title’s cover and then tap Borrow again. The title will automatically download. You can select your notification options below the book cover. Tap on the back arrow to continue searching for titles or tap Go To Shelf to begin reading.
    Notes:
    • You may check out 40 e-books at one time. Enjoy unlimited magazine checkouts.
    • Titles check out 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.
    Reading:
    • To access your downloaded titles, tap on Shelf in the lower right, tap the cover of the book, and then tap Open Book. Once open, turn the book’s pages by swiping left or right on the screen.
    • For menu options such as table of contents and adjusting font size and type, tap at the top or bottom in the middle of your screen and a menu bar will appear at the top and bottom of the page.
    • To close the book, tap on the bottom in the middle of your screen to access the menu options and tap Back. Your place is automatically bookmarked.
    • It is not currently possible to print from magazines.

    Place a hold

    Placing a hold:

    Tap Place a Hold next to a title’s cover, then tap on the back arrow to continue searching for titles.

    Checking out a hold:
    • You’ll receive an email notice when your hold is ready to check out. Once the title is ready for check out, open the Libby app and tap on Shelf.
    • Tap Holds, tap on Borrow next to the title’s cover, and tap Borrow again. The title will automatically download. Tap on Keep Browsing to continue searching for titles or tap Go To Shelf to begin reading.
    Notes:
    • You may have 40 e-books on hold at one time. Magazines are always available.
    • You have three days to check out a hold once it becomes available for you. If you don’t borrow it within three days, your hold will automatically be suspended as a one-time courtesy for 7 days. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be cancelled automatically. You can also suspend the hold by selecting "deliver later," or you can cancel your hold.
    • Automatic alerts for new issues of magazines is not currently possible.

    Early returns and renewing

    Early returns:

    Items are automatically returned on their due date and there are no late fees.

    1. To return a title early, tap on Shelf in the lower right of the screen with JCPL’s logo.
    2. Tap the cover of the book, tap Manage Loan, then Return Early, and then tap Return.
    Renewing:

    If a title does not have holds, you can renew it within three days of its due date.

    1. To renew a title, tap on Shelf.
    2. Tap the cover of the book, tap Renew Loan, and then tap Renew.
    1. In a browser, visit our OverDrive collection (jefferson.overdrive.com) to browse or search for e-books or magazines. Browse by Subject or Collections, or search by title, author or keyword by clicking on the magnifying glass icon.
    2. When you find an available title, click Borrow and follow prompts to sign in.
    3. Click the Read Now in Browser button.
    4. Use the menus at the top left to change font size, download the title for offline access, use bookmarks, or search within the text.
    5. If the e-book you find is not available, click Place a Hold, follow prompts to sign in, and enter your email address if needed. Magazines will always be available.

    Notes:

    • Your borrowed item will automatically return at the end of the loan period. If you wish to return an e-book early, click the Return button near the title in your list of Loans().
    • If an e-book does not have holds, a Renew button will appear next to the title in your Loans three days before its expiration date.
    • You may have 40 e-book checkouts and 40 e-book holds at one time. Enjoy unlimited magazines.
    • Automatic alerts for new issues of magazines is not currently possible and it is not possible to print from magazines.
    • When you are notified that an e-book hold is ready for you, you have four choices:
      1. You can borrow the title within 3 days.
      2. You can cancel the hold and let it go on to the next person.
      3. You can suspend the hold by selecting “deliver later.” This option passes the book to the next person in line while maintaining your place on the wait list. You will set the suspension period, and after that is over, you will receive the next copy available.
      4. You can do nothing, and your hold will automatically be suspended as a one-time courtesy for 7 days. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be cancelled automatically.

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