E-audiobooks at Johnson County Public Library

How do I get e-audiobooks from the library?

You can check out e-audiobooks with your Johnson County Public Library card and read them on a computer or supported mobile device, including many smartphones and tablets.

We currently offer e-audiobooks from two different services: RBDigital and Hoopla. Both offer thousands of professionally narrated fiction & nonfiction audiobook titles from popular contemporary and classic authors.

How do I listen to online music from the library?

JCPL offers streaming and downloadable music via Hoopla. The Hoopla collection includes current and contemporary music in all genres, from many major and independent record labels.

What can I use to listen to e-audiobooks and music?

RBDigital and Hoopla both offer downloadable apps for most smartphones and tablets. Visit the app store on your mobile device and search "RBDigital" or "Hoopla" to download.

You can stream e-audio and music titles on a desktop or notebook computer directly from the RBDigital and Hoopla websites.

Due to restrictions from audio publishers, e-audio and music titles can not be transferred to stand-alone MP3 players.

How do I set up an account to listen to e-audiobooks and music?

Create an account with your library card number and email address at the RBDigital and Hoopla websites. The username and password you create during the registration process can be used on the website and mobile apps.

How much do e-audiobooks and music cost to check out? How much are the late fees?

E-audio titles are completely free to check out to all JCPL cardholders. E-audiobooks are automatically returned at the end of the three-week loan period. You will never have an overdue fine for an E-audiobook.

How many E-audiobooks and music titles can I check out at once?

You can check out up to 10 titles from RBDigital at one time. Titles can be returned early.

You can check out up to 6 titles from Hoopla every month across all content formats. Titles can be returned early, but this will not affect your checkout limit. Checkout limits automatically reset to 6 titles on the first day of each month.

You may check out the same music title up to twice during a one-month period.

How long can I keep downloadable audio titles?

E-audiobook checkouts last for 3 weeks. You may renew RBDigital titles once before the loan period ends. Hoopla titles cannot be renewed, but can be checked out again after the loan period ends.

Music checkouts last for 7 days. You may check out the same music title up to twice during a one-month period.

Can I find e-audiobooks in JCPL's online catalog?

Titles in our RBDigital e-audio collection will appear in our online catalog. E-audiobook titles appear in the search results with the icon.


Click the "Preview" button to hear a short preview of the audio narration. Click "Download" and enter your library card number and PIN, followed by your RBDigital username, to check out the title. If you do not have a RBDigital account, you will be prompted to create one.

RBDigital checkouts will appear in the "Digital Checkouts" tab on your online account.

I need more help accessing E-audio titles.

JCPL librarians are available for assistance by phone, in person or via web chat during normal library hours.

You can contact the RBDigital Support Team by phone at 877-772-8346, Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM.

Detailed instructions on using Hoopla are available at the Hoopla Support Page.