For Parents

Introducing Axis 360: e-Books and e-Audiobooks for Kids and Teens


The Library is happy to announce a new program to benefit the young readers of Indianapolis. The Community Share program makes it possible for the public library and participating Marion County schools to share e-books and e-audiobooks on a platform called Axis 360. We hope to reach and grow more readers together!

In order for us to begin sharing with the schools, IndyPL needs to move e-books and e-audiobooks for kids and teens that are currently in our OverDrive/Libby collection, to Axis 360.

This move will take place on September 17, 2019.

  • If you have been using OverDrive or Libby to borrow e-books or e-audiobooks for kids or teens you will want to begin using the Axis 360 site and app to see the complete collection of kids and teens e-titles.
  • If a title and all its copies are moved entirely over to Axis 360, all patron holds will move too. Holds on kids and teen titles in OverDrive will begin to be transferred to Axis 360 on September 17th. If some copies of a title will stay on both OverDrive and Axis 360, then no holds will be moved.
  • If you are an adult who likes to read kids’ and teens’ titles, we will continue to add select kids and teens titles to Overdrive so that you can continue using one platform. To see our complete collection of kids and teens e-titles though, you will want to use Axis 360.

There are two ways to use Axis 360 - All You Need is Your Library Card:

1. From the free Axis 360 app from any Android, Apple or Kindle Fire devices:

2. On the website, from a tablet, PC or Mac computer.

Need more help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, contact the webmaster or text a librarian at 317-333-6877.

Axis 360 FAQ

Why did you decide to add Axis 360?

The Axis 360 platform was added for two reasons:

1. To make it possible for Indianapolis schools and the public library to share a collection of e-books and e-audiobooks. Local property taxes support both schools and the public library. By sharing a collection, we can be more efficient with our spending and make more e-materials available to the students in our community.

2. To make it easier for young readers to find age appropriate content.

How do I find out if my device will work with Axis 360?

Look at this chart from Axis 360 to see if your device is compatible.