Johnson County Library’s Changing eBook App – Here’s What Customers Need to Know
Digital book verification will soon be different for Johnson County Library customers.
Starting later this week, Johnson County Library will move all of its eBooks and eAudiobooks to a new platform called Libby.
How Libby works: Libby is a free library app where digital books can be checked out.
This includes eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.
Readers can view and read books about Libby by app download through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Books borrowed through Libby can also be sent to Kindle devices if readers prefer to read them from there.
Temporarily suspended e-book payments: From Monday to Friday this week, the library will undergo a “rolling week” as e-books and audiobooks are loaded onto Libby.
This means that digital books will not be available for browsing or new checkouts this week, from Monday May 23 to Friday May 27.
What if I currently have an eBook? Any currently borrowed eBooks or eAudiobooks will still be available until their due date, but only on Axis 360 appthat the library currently uses.
After this week, JoCo Library customers will no longer be able to use Axis 360 to view eBooks or digital audiobooks.
What happens next: Customers can download the Libby app now, but JoCo Library books won’t be available at checkout until Friday.
From Friday, all books and reservations will be fully transferred to Libby and available for payment again.