Hunker Down with JCLS Online Resources
The changes to our lives and libraries during the Covid-19 response are being felt county wide. Despite the closures, the library has digital resources that are available to all library patrons. All you need is your library card, internet, a computer, phone, or a tablet. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for an online card that will allow you full access to all digital resources. To fill out an application, click here
The following is a list of digital services that are available to library patrons.
Overdrive & Libby
Overdrive is an app that allows users to checkout and read digital content. This app is specifically recommended for Kindle users who want to access library materials on their Kindle Fire Tablets or the Kindle app. You can access more information and how to articles on the overdrive website https://www.overdrive.com/
Libby, made by Overdrive, is a free app that can be used on computers, tablets, and smartphones. It allows you to checkout digital ebooks and audiobooks, as well as read and listen, in the app. For more info and how to get started,click this link https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/
This app works on smartphones, tablets, and online through hoopladigital.com. With the web version you can stream movies, tv shows, and read ebooks. The app allows for the same, but with the added feature of being able to download content to your device to watch offline.
Kanopy is a digital streaming service. The library covers the cost of the service as a resource for patrons. Library card holders can stream 10 titles a month for free. To get started click this link https://jcls.kanopy.com/
Flipster is an app available on smartphones, and tablets. With it you can check out and read digital magazines.
Tumblebooks are e-books specifically for kids, grades K-6th. To access their 11,000 titles, head to their website Tumblebooks or download the app on the apple app store or Google Play Store.
For questions, or if you need help getting started, check out our tutorials on the Digital Content page, and feel free to contact the Digital Services team. We can be reached, Monday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.