PLEASE NOTE: Access to Libby/Overdrive audiobooks and RBdigital magazines ceased on March 31, 2021.  

As of April 1 2021, all digital audiobooks can be found in our hoopla collection. All digital magazines will be accessed via cloudLibrary's NewsStand app. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please Contact Us.

Download Digital Content

E-books. E-audiobooks, Videos & Music

Johnson County Public Library offers downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks, 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; the Kindle Paperwhite is not compatible with our collections.

Click below to access our downloadable collections.

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.

Our e-book service, Cloud Library, contains over 15,000 popular fiction and nonfiction titles for readers of all ages. You can read Cloud Library titles on your computer and on many e-readers and mobile devices. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions and links to downloadable apps for your mobile devices, visit the Cloud Library Support Site or the JCPL Help with cloudLibrary page.

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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.

Effective April 1, 2021: All digital audiobook content can be found exclusively in hoopla. 

cloudLibrary NewsStand -- now available! Click here to learn more

Browse and borrow from over 6,500 titles from the most popular to the most specialized magazines and newspapers in 50 languages. Enjoy unlimited, simultaneous access. Create an account with your email address, library card and PIN to start browsing and reading at

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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.

Note: Access to Libby/Overdrive audiobooks and RBdigital magazines ceased on March 31, 2021. Find audiobooks in hoopla

Access cloudLibrary's NewsStand service here.

EBSCO E-books, provided to Indiana residents by INSPIRE, offers a broad range of nonfiction titles including business and career titles, Cliffs Notes and books on self-help and personal development. 

EBSCO Public Library Collection provides general reference e-books for both adults and juveniles covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies and cooking.

There are a number of other places on the Internet to download free & legal e-books and other digital content. We've collected some of those resources on our page for Other Sources of Free E-books.