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Johnson County Public Library offers downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks, e-comics, e-magazines, music, movies and television programs, free of charge to cardholders. You can stream or download titles to your home computer, smartphone or tablet device.
NOTE: compatibility varies by format and device.
Need help accessing our downloadable collections? Cheat sheets and frequently asked questions are a click away on the toolbar at the left. If you need personalized assistance, text your questions to 317-900-4542, or chat live with a librarian.
You can stream and download free movies, music, audiobooks, television shows, e-books and comics on your computer and mobile devices using Hoopla. Our Hoopla @ JCPL page includes much more information.
- Search for "hoopla digital" in your app store or visit hoopladigital.com
- Tap "Sign Up", then create your account with your library card and email address
- Borrow up to 10 "instant titles" per month (across all formats), with no waiting
- Borrow up to 8 "flex audiobooks" at a time; return one "flex borrow" to get another one.
- Don't forget about Bonus Borrows too!
Nearly 200 public libraries in the state now share access to OverDrive/Libby within a consortium of e-books, e-audiobooks and magazines. The Overdrive collection can be found here or Install the Libby app, search for “Indiana Digital Library”, tap “Sign In With My Card”, scroll down to choose “Johnson County Public Library” and then add your card number and PIN.
*Compatible with the Kindle Paperwhite
**Access ArtistWorks here also
- Limit 10 titles checked out at a time for 21 days
- You can return any titles you finish early to check out more or renew items when possible
- You can have 10 items on hold at a time
- Borrow an unlimited number of magazines for 7 days from the Newsstand
- Click here to learn more or find specific instructions
cloudLibrary contains over 15,000 popular fiction and nonfiction e-books for readers of all ages. Find links to downloadable apps on the Cloud Library Support Site or the JCPL Help with cloudLibrary page.
- Search for "cloudLibrary" in your app store
- Enter your library card number and PIN
- Borrow and read instantly or place holds on checked out items
- Check out up to 8 titles at a time/10 holds at a time
- Kids Mode now available
- Browse and borrow from over 7,000 titles from the most popular to the most specialized magazines and newspapers in 60 languages.
- Enjoy unlimited, simultaneous access
- Create an account with your email address, library card and PIN to start browsing and reading
- Click here to learn more
Kanopy is a streaming, on-demand video service offering over 30,000 carefully selected films from the Criterion Collection, Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Visit our getting started with Kanopy page to find out more.
- Go to jcplin.kanopy.com or download the Kanopy app to Sign Up with your library card number and PIN
- Enter your email address and create a password
- Use up to 30 tickets a month to watch films, TV shows and documentaries
- Tickets will reset on the first of each month
Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites for children ages 2-8.
- Watch unlimited kids titles for 30 days!
- Set up parental controls for age-appropriate content
- Sign into or create a Kanopy account and select “Go to Kanopy Kids” to get started!
Choose from over 5,000 adult, teen and children's fiction and nonfiction audiobooks in every genre imaginable. Titles are always available, so you never have to place a hold, and they stay on your Bookshelf until you remove them. Visit our help page to learn more.
- Download the Blackstone Unlimited app on your Apple or Android device, or visit the website at www.blackstoneunlimited.com.
- Choose Johnson County Public Library, Franklin, Indiana
- Enter your library card number and PIN (the last four digits of your card by default)
- Enter your email address
- Enter a password of your choosing
These animated books for kids in kindergarten to sixth grade are not only fun to watch and read, but they also help young readers develop literacy skills and a love for reading. Tumblebooks offers books in different languages, too!
- Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device.
- There are no checkouts, holds, or bulky downloads.
- Books are available instantly, either via web browser or the mobile app