Get The Most Out Of Your Library Card By Using Our Digital Library!

Monday, March 16, 2020

In a hurry? Social distancing? Can't get to the library? Jacksonville Public Library has a variety of digital content, all accessible from the comfort of your home through a computer, television or smart device.

And if you have a library card, you already have access. For free!

Don't have a library card? It takes just two minutes to apply for a library card online and to receive your library card number by email. You can start downloading and streaming almost instantly!

Below is a list of some of the electronic resources available that you can access from anywhere: 

1. E-books 

Whether you prefer reading on a tablet, smartphone, or computer, your library has thousands of e-books you can download. In addition to a wide array of popular novels and nonfiction offerings, you'll find everything from cookbooks and comics to collections made just for kids and teens! Use your library card to create free account on Libby by OverDrive and Hoopla to unlock thousands of popular e-books.

2. Movies and Television 

If you’ve exhausted all your options on Netflix, Hulu, and other popular streaming services, be sure to check out streaming apps from your library. Whether you’re looking for a documentary, comedy, or a series to keep the kids busy, we have thousands of free options available! Use your library card to create free accounts on Kanopy and Hoopla to watch our collection of movies and television shows.  Have children? Be sure to check out their Kanopy Kids or Hoopla Kids collections!

3. Audiobooks 

Get free, on-demand entertainment that you can listen to anywhere! Do you (or your kids) need a break from all those screens? Audiobooks are perfect because you can do other activities while listening (like driving, exercising or taking a walk). Plus, they allow kids to listen to books that might otherwise be too hard for them to read on their own. Use your library card to create free accounts on Libby and Hoopla to access tons of popular audiobooks.

4. Tutorials and Courses 

Make your resume stand out. Learn technology, work and life skills from industry experts with real-world experience. You can even learn a new language! Use your library card to create free accounts on LinkedIn Learning and Transparent Language Online to level up your skills at home.

5. Magazines and Newspapers

Feel like flipping through a magazine or newspaper? With your library card you have access to our digital magazine services that offer access to hundreds of popular titles, such as The EconomistThe New Yorker, Newsweek and more! Sign in Flipster or get the Libby App for Overdrive to view newspapers and magazines now.

Want More Electronic Resources?

Click here to view our entire Digital Library. If you still have questions, stop by your local library. We're happy to help! Or call us at (904) 255-2665 between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, to get help using digital library services or with questions about your library card or other library services.

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