For Parents

Axis 360: e-Books for Kids and Teens

03/28/2021 | e-Books & Audiobooks, Use the Library Online

The Library will begin primarily using the Axis 360 platform for e-books for kids and teens on April 5, 2021. Some e-books for this audience will be available in OverDrive, but the largest selection will be in Axis 360. Audiobooks will also be transferred in the near future.

If you have been using OverDrive or the OverDrive Libby app to borrow e-books for kids or teens you will want to begin using Axis 360 to see the most complete collection.

You can begin borrowing from Axis 360 using your IndyPL library card in two ways:

The Axis 360 App

Download the Axis 360 app to your device. Start where you get your apps for your device:

In the app stores search for “Axis 360.” The developer is Baker & Taylor. When you open the app you will be prompted to find “Indy Public Library." Log in with your IndyPL library card number and PIN. Here are some step-by-step directions and a video tutorial created for you by our Tinker Station staff.

NOTE: If you already have the app, make sure you have updated to the most current version for the best user experience!

The Axis 360 Website

You can access the Axis 360 websites from a tablet, PC or Mac computer. There are three collections to make it easy for kids and teens to find books for their age level, or look at both collections together.

Need help? Try Getting Started with Axis 360 on Mobile Devices, Axis 360 Mobile Devices FAQ, or Axis 360 Support.

Need more help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian.

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.

I checked out a book in Axis 360, but I can’t find it in my checkouts. Where are my books?

As mentioned above, there are three Axis 360 websites:

Your checked out items will only appear in the same Axis 360 website you used to check the item out. For example, if you checked the e-book out from the Axis360 Kids website, you must return to Axis 360 Kids to access the e-book.