Michigan City Public Library
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100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, phone 219 - 873 - 3044 fax 219 - 873 - 3067

               
      Axis 360 eBooks and eAudiobooks








 

Axis 360 app


Introducing Read Now in Browser

You can now read eBooks right in your browser! Go to the library's eBooks page at http://mclib.axis360.baker-taylor.com. Click on "login" in the upper right corner and enter your library card number and PIN. Check out a title or click on "My Stuff" to find titles you've previously checked out. Then click on the "Read in Browser" button to the right of the title to read it in your browser.

read now in browser

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

Learn more or download the app to your device at our App Zone.

For help, visit the Axis 360 Help Site.Youtube

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



Getting Started

Getting Started with the Axis 360 Mobile App

Axis 360 is available on these tablets and smartphone devices:
– iOS - iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®
– Android - Including Nook® tablets and Kobo tablets
– 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th generation Kindle Fire or Fire HD/HDX

INSTALL - Install the free Axis 360 app by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play store, or Amazon App Store for Kindle.

Apple App Store button Google Play Store button Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire button

LOGIN - Once downloaded, search for "Michigan City Public Library" in library name. Enter your library card number and PIN to log in. If you do not know your library card number and/or PIN, contact us by phone at 219-873-3062, in person, or by e-mail.

BROWSE - The My Library, Browse and search functions make exploring your library’s digital collection easy. My Library displays the collection’s featured titles. Browse allows you to explore by
category and the search functionality displays titles based on keywords you have entered.

The e symbol and headphones symbol icons displayed in the top right corner of each title indicate if it is an ebook or digital audiobook. When these icons appear in grey, they are not presently available for checkout, but can be placed on hold.

CHECKOUT AND READ - Once you’ve selected an ebook or digital audiobook, tap the Checkout button to borrow the item. Once the download is complete, your title will automatically open and you may begin reading immediately. My Stuff contains your Checked Out, Wish List and On Hold titles.

EARLY RETURN - Checked-out items will automatically return at the end of the loan period. However, if you wish to return an item early, go to your Checked Out items under the My Stuff tab, tap the title you wish to return, and select Return. OR:

On an Apple Device: From the Checked Out list swipe left on the title you wish to
return. A Return button will appear. Simply tap the button.

On an Android Device: From the Checked Out list, tap the menu button near the title and a Return button will appear. Simply tap the button.


Getting Started with the Axis 360 Desktop App

LOGIN TO THE MAGIC WALL - Visit our eBooks/eAudiobooks Magic Wall at http://mclib.axis360.baker-taylor.com/ . Click Login in the upper right corner, and enter your library card number and PIN.

INSTALL THE APP - To download the desktop application on a Windows computer, visit our Axis 360 App Zone or click the Windows download button:

Download for Windows button

LOGIN TO THE APP - Click "Sign In" and search for "Michigan City Public Library." Enter your library card number and PIN in the associated fields. Click "Sign In" again to log into the application. If you do not know your Library card number and/or PIN, contact us by phone at 219-873-3062, in person, or by e-mail.

BROWSE and check out titles via our Axis 360 website and/or the Axis 360 mobile app.

READ - Once your checked-out title(s) appear on the shelf, click on the ebook to begin downloading. After the download is complete, click the ebook again to start reading. Note: If recently checked out titles do not appear, click the refresh button near the filter options.

EARLY RETURN - Your checked-out item will automatically return at the end of the loan period. However, if you wish to return an item early, hover over the ebook jacket and click the Info button. Click "Return Item."

The Axis 360 desktop app currently supports ebooks only.


Supported Devices

Axis 360 is available for:

  • iOS smartphones and tablets--iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Android smartphones and tablets - including Nook tablets and Kobo tablets
  • 3rd, 4th & 5th generation Kindle Fire or Fire HD/HDX
  • Windows desktops and laptops

eBooks and eAudiobooks are NOT available for the following devices:

  • e-ink 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

Circulation Policies for eBooks

1. Maximum lending period: 14 days

2. Maximum concurrent checkouts allowed: 5

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

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

5. Due to the uncertainty of availability, pricing, and total number of circulations of a title, as set by the publisher, patrons may not request titles not already available.


Need Help?

Library Card Numbers & PINs


Online Help

For help, visit the Axis 360 Help Site.Youtube

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 w ith questions.