Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, August 14, 2021 adults and children are invited to take home free comic books. A variety of comic books will be available during open hours on the date of the event. Free comic books will be available at the following library branches: Decatur, East Washington, Garfield Park, Nora, and Southport.


We have thousands of e-comics for kids, teens, and adults to check out instantly with a library card. We partner with more than one e-comic platform. You can borrow e-comics from Hoopla, OverDrive, Axis 360 and Tumblebook Library.

Information to get started on each platform is below. Need more help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian.


Hoopla

Hoopla e-Comic Sample Book Jackets

Hoopla has comics for all ages. You can borrow 10 Items each month using your IndyPL Library card. If you have never borrowed from Hoopla before directions are available as well as a video tutorial. You can check out Hoopla e-comics from the library catalog, or if you prefer, you can check out from Hoopla's app:

Hoopla has e-comics from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and many more. You can search for comics by keyword or browse comic categories on the Hoopla Browse Comics page. Some popular categories include Award Winners, Best of What's New, Comics for Kids, Just Added to Hoopla, and Star Wars.

From Our Staff:

See this list of Hoopla e-comics featuring The Flash selected by IndyPL_MontoyaB and these favorite e-comics "I did not realize you could read online through Hoopla!" selected by IndyPL_RickD.

Skip the Wait!

Hoopla Bonus Borrows Logo

You don't have to put Hoopla titles on hold, you are allowed to borrow whatever titles you want, up to 10 per month.

However, if you've already read your 10 monthly borrows, Hoopla frequently offers Bonus Borrows. Bonus Borrows don’t count against your monthly borrowing limit - look for them on Hoopla.

Hoopla Graphic Novel Book Club

Hoopla Graphic Novel Book Club


A Hoopla bonus feature is the Graphic Novel Book Club where you can find reading guides and discussion questions for your own book club. As long as your book club members have an IndyPL library card and are not at their 10 checkout limit for the month, you can all check out the same graphic novel or e-comic at the same time. What a convenient online library for your book club!


OverDrive

OverDrive e-Comic Sample Book Covers

OverDrive has e-comics and graphic novels for adults, teens, and children. You can borrow up to 20 titles using your IndyPL Library card.

If you have never borrowed from OverDrive before both app directions and browser directions are available as well as a video tutorial and Overdrive Support. You can check out OverDrive e-comics from the library catalog, or if you prefer, you can check out from OverDrive's app, which is called Libby:

Here are some quick shortcuts to OverDrive's e-Comic & Graphic Novel Collections.

Skip the Wait!

When you search for titles in OverDrive you can narrow down your results by choosing the "Available now" option under "Refine" in the Libby app, or by choosing "Available now" from the list of filters on the left side of the website.

However, if you just want to browse from the available e-comics and graphic novels, you can use these quick short cuts:


Axis 360 for Kids & Teens

Axis 360 e-Comic Book Cover Samples

Axis 360 has e-comics and graphic novels for kids and teens. You can borrow up to 20 titles using your IndyPL Library card.

If you have never borrowed from Axis 360 before directions are available as well as a video tutorial, and Axis 360 Support.

You can search for e -comics by keyword or browse one of these Axis 360 e-comic & graphic novel collections:

Skip the Wait!

If you just want to browse from the available e-comics and graphic novels in Axis 360:

  • In the app choose "Browse" and then choose "Comics & Graphic Novels." Once you see the full list choose "Filter," then "available now," and then "apply."
  • On the website click the menu icon in the upper left corner. Choose "Browse By Subject" and then choose "Comics & Graphic Novels." Under "Availability" choose "Available now."

The TumbleBook Graphic Novel Library is for readers Pre-K through grade 6. Skip the wait all the time! This collection has no loan limits and no waiting! Here is a wonderful video tutorial to learn everything you need to know to use the TumbleBook Library.

I Didn't Know Hoopla Had That!

Some favorite comics of mine that I did not realize you could read online through Hoopla. IndyPL_RickD

Black Panther

The Complete Collection. Issue 1-17

Priest, Christopher J.

The comic book whose story contributed the most to the very popular movie.

Batman

Hush. Issue 608-619

Loeb, Jeph

I love how it was never a question whether Batman would rescue the kidnapped son of his biggest corporate rivals, of course he would save him!

Astro Boy

Volume 4

Tezuka, Osamu

100,000 horsepower and a heart of pure gold. Looking at all the work and imagination, is it any wonder Stanley Kubrick wanted Dr. Tezuka to design the sets for 2001 a Space Odyssey?