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Browse, check out, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks from Michigan City Public Library using the Axis 360 app! It’s simple — just download the app on your device, find our library, and log in using your library card number.

The collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks. Patrons need a current Michigan City library card and PIN.

The Axis 360 app is available on:

  • Apple iOS iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch
  • Android smartphones/tablets
  • Kindle Fire and Fire HD/HDX (3rd generation+)
  • Windows PC

Axis 360 is NOT available on the following devices:

  • eInk e-readers or e-readers without an operating system (e.g., Kindle Reader, Kindle Paper White, Nook Simple Touch, Nook 1st Edition, Sony Reader)
  • 1st and 2nd generation Kindle Fires
  • Mac OS desktops and laptops
  • Chromebook
  • Blackberry devices
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Learn more or download the app to your device at our App Zone.

For help, visit the Axis 360 Help Site or call the library at 219-873-3044.Youtube logo

For instructional videos, visit the Axis 360 YouTube Support channel.

Getting Started with the Mobile App

INSTALL – If you’re using a mobile device, install the free Axis 360 app by visiting the Apple App Store, Google Play Store (Android devices), or Amazon App Store (Kindle Fire).

Available in the Apple App Store  Android app on Google Play  Amazon apps--Available on Kindle Fire

 

LOGIN – Tap the Axis 360 icon to open it. Tap “skip” at the bottom of the screen to skip the tutorial. Under “Library Name”, search for “Michigan City”, then tap on “Michigan City Public Library.” Enter your library card number and PIN and then click “Login”. Don’t know your PIN? Call the Circulation desk at 219-873-3062 or stop by the Circulation desk.

Tap the Axis 360 icon Tap skip to skip the tutorial Enter Michigan City under library name and then click search Tap on Michigan City Public Library Enter your library card number and PIN and then click Login

 

CHECKOUT AND READ – Tap the cover of the book or audiobook you want to check out. Tap “Checkout” and tap again to confirm. The book/audiobook will download and open automatically. Swipe your finger to the left to start reading! Tap the middle of any page to bring up reading menu options.

tap the book you want to check outtap checkout, the book will download and open automatically swipe your finger to the left to start reading tap the middle of any page to bring up reading menu options

RENEW OR RETURN – Checked-out items will automatically return at the end of the loan period. If you want to renew your item, tap the Renew button. If no one else has placed a hold on your title, you can renew your eBook or eAudiobook for an additional two weeks. If you wish to return an item early, go to your Checked Out titles, tap the title you want to return, and click “Return.”

To return your book, tap return and click yes to confirm tap Renew button to renew
Read Now in Browser

If you’re using a Windows laptop or desktop computer, you can read eBooks right in your browser!

  • Go to the library’s Axis 360 page at http://mclib.axis360.baker-taylor.com. read now in browser
  • Click on “login” in the upper right corner.
  • Check out a title or click on “My Stuff” to find titles you’ve already checked out.
  • Click on the “Read in Browser” button to the right of the title to read it in your browser.

Get more information about the Read Now Browser Reader at the Axis 360 Help Site.

Your browser must allow pop-ups in order to read the eBook in the browser. If your eBook is not opening, check in your browser’s options menu to make sure pop-ups are enabled.

Circulation Policies

Maximum lending period: 14 days (can be renewed for an additional 14 days if no other patrons have placed a hold on the item)

Maximum concurrent checkouts allowed: 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks

Maximum number of holds a patron may have at one time: 5

Number of days allowed for patron response to hold notification: 3

Need Help?

Library Card Numbers & PINs

How do I get a library card? Apply at the Circulation Desk or click here to apply for an eCard (only allows access to digital materials).
How do I get a library PIN? Contact Circulation in person, by phone at 219-873-3062 or by e-mail.

Online Help

For help, visit the Axis 360 Help Site.

For instructional videos, visit the Axis 360 YouTube Support channel.

Contact Us

Get help in person at the library’s Reference Desk or call 219-873-3044 with any questions.

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