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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: (Print)
    1. Go to Flipster (jeffcolibrary.org/resource/flipster). Enter your library card number and PIN.
    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 | iOS Tutorial, opens a new window | Kindle Fire Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step-by-step instructions: (Print)

    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 is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, 4th Generation and newer
    • Windows and Mac computers and Chromebooks
    • Several e-reader devices (not Kindle e-readers)
    • More Axis 360 compatibility information

    Flipster is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 10 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 5.0 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Chromebooks that support Android apps via Google Play

    Hoopla is compatible with: 

    • Android devices, 6.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13 and up
    • Kindle Fires, OS 6.0.0 and up
    • Windows (7, 8.1, and 10) and Mac (MacOS 10.7 and up) computers, and most Chromebooks
    • Amazon Fire TV (1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen), Apple TV (4th and 5th gen), Android TV, Chromecast (1st and 2nd gen), and Roku (7.6.3)

    Kanopy is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 4.4 and up
    • iOS devices, 9.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 4.4 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Airplay, Amazon Fire TV (5.1), Android TV (4.5), Apple TV (4K or 4th gen, tvOS 10.2), Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV (webkit r152340 or chromium M47), Roku (7.7.0 and up), Telstra TV, and with an HDMI cable
    • Playback from browsers in ChromeOS systems (Chromebooks) might not work. The Kanopy app can be downloaded from the Google Play store on Chromebooks released after 2017.

    OverDrive/Libby

    • Original OverDrive app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 12 and up
      • Kindle Fires, Android 5 and up
    • Libby app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 10.0 and up
    • The OverDrive website and Libby are accessible on Windows and Mac computers, and Chromebooks.
    • OverDrive e-books available in the Kindle format can be transferred to Kindle e-readers, and e-books available in EPUB format can be transferred to non-Kindle e-readers (such as Nook or Kobo).

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

  • Axis 360 is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, 4th Generation and newer
    • Windows and Mac computers and Chromebooks
    • Several e-reader devices (not Kindle e-readers)
    • More Axis 360 compatibility information

    Flipster is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 10 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 5.0 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Chromebooks that support Android apps via Google Play

    Hoopla is compatible with: 

    • Android devices, 6.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13 and up
    • Kindle Fires, OS 6.0.0 and up
    • Windows (7, 8.1, and 10) and Mac (MacOS 10.7 and up) computers, and most Chromebooks
    • Amazon Fire TV (1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen), Apple TV (4th and 5th gen), Android TV, Chromecast (1st and 2nd gen), and Roku (7.6.3)

    Kanopy is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 4.4 and up
    • iOS devices, 9.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 4.4 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Airplay, Amazon Fire TV (5.1), Android TV (4.5), Apple TV (4K or 4th gen, tvOS 10.2), Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV (webkit r152340 or chromium M47), Roku (7.7.0 and up), Telstra TV, and with an HDMI cable
    • Playback from browsers in ChromeOS systems (Chromebooks) might not work. The Kanopy app can be downloaded from the Google Play store on Chromebooks released after 2017.

    OverDrive/Libby

    • Original OverDrive app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 12 and up
      • Kindle Fires, Android 5 and up
    • Libby app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 10.0 and up
    • The OverDrive website and Libby are accessible on Windows and Mac computers, and Chromebooks.
    • OverDrive e-books available in the Kindle format can be transferred to Kindle e-readers, and e-books available in EPUB format can be transferred to non-Kindle e-readers (such as Nook or Kobo).
  • Note: The latest version of the OverDrive app is called “Libby.” The original version of the app is called “OverDrive.” The original version will be supported until February 2022, 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: (Print)

    Install the OverDrive app and log in

    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 | iOS Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step-by-step instructions: (Print)

    Install the Libby app and log in

    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 to see featured titles and categories. To search, tap on the magnifying glass icon.

    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 on the book spines icon or 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 the book spines icon or Shelf, tap the cover of the book, and then tap Libby. 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.

    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 the book spines icon or 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 the book spines icon or Shelf.
    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 the book spines icon or Shelf.
    2. Tap the cover of the book, tap Renew Loan, and then tap Renew.

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

  • Axis 360 is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, 4th Generation and newer
    • Windows and Mac computers and Chromebooks
    • Several e-reader devices (not Kindle e-readers)
    • More Axis 360 compatibility information

    Flipster is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 10 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 5.0 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Chromebooks that support Android apps via Google Play

    Hoopla is compatible with: 

    • Android devices, 6.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13 and up
    • Kindle Fires, OS 6.0.0 and up
    • Windows (7, 8.1, and 10) and Mac (MacOS 10.7 and up) computers, and most Chromebooks
    • Amazon Fire TV (1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen), Apple TV (4th and 5th gen), Android TV, Chromecast (1st and 2nd gen), and Roku (7.6.3)

    Kanopy is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 4.4 and up
    • iOS devices, 9.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 4.4 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Airplay, Amazon Fire TV (5.1), Android TV (4.5), Apple TV (4K or 4th gen, tvOS 10.2), Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV (webkit r152340 or chromium M47), Roku (7.7.0 and up), Telstra TV, and with an HDMI cable
    • Playback from browsers in ChromeOS systems (Chromebooks) might not work. The Kanopy app can be downloaded from the Google Play store on Chromebooks released after 2017.

    OverDrive/Libby

    • Original OverDrive app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 12 and up
      • Kindle Fires, Android 5 and up
    • Libby app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 10.0 and up
    • The OverDrive website and Libby are accessible on Windows and Mac computers, and Chromebooks.
    • OverDrive e-books available in the Kindle format can be transferred to Kindle e-readers, and e-books available in EPUB format can be transferred to non-Kindle e-readers (such as Nook or Kobo).
  • Note: The latest version of the OverDrive app is called “Libby.” The original version of the app is called “OverDrive.” The original version will be supported until February 2022, 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: (Print)

    Install the OverDrive app and log in

    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 | iOS Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step-by-step instructions: (Print)

    Install the Libby app and log in

    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 to see featured titles and categories. To search, tap on the magnifying glass icon.

    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 on the book spines icon or 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 the book spines icon or Shelf, tap the cover of the book, and then tap Libby. 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.

    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 the book spines icon or 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 the book spines icon or Shelf.
    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 the book spines icon or Shelf.
    2. Tap the cover of the book, tap Renew Loan, and then tap Renew.

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