eBook Program - Axis 360 – A Service of the Luzerne County Library Syatem
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an eBook?
"eBook" is short for electronic book, a digital file containing text and images that can be viewed on a computer or mobile device (a tablet or smart phone that can connect to the Internet, such as an iPad, Nook HD/HD+ or Kindle Fire/ Fire HD).
What do I need to borrow an eBook for free?
All you need is a Luzerne County Library card, an Internet connection, and a mobile device or computer.
What are Axis 360 eBooks?
Axis 360 provides a "Magic Wall" - a website that displays a collection of eBooks purchased by Luzerne County Libraries for you, our patron. The Library’s website, www.hazletonlibrary.org, has a link to the site.
What devices are compatible with the Axis 360 program and what software do I need?
All iOS devices running iOS 7 or later – visit the Apple App Store and search for Axis 360 or use the link from the library’s Magic Wall: http://lcls.axis360.baker-taylor.com/ (App Zone).
All Android devices running Android 4.0 or later – visit the Google Play Store and search for Axis 360 or use the link from the library’s Magic Wall: http://lcls.axis360.baker-taylor.com/ (App Zone).
For Kindle Fire/Fire HD (3rd generation and up) – use this website: http://apps.axis360.org/axis360. Be sure your device is set to download apps from unknown sources (in settings).
For Windows PCs – visit the App Zone on the library’s Magic Wall: http://lcls.axis360.baker-taylor.com/.
What are the rules for borrowing Axis 360 eBooks?
You may check out up to 3 titles at one time with your library card.
The standard lending period is 14 days, but you may shorten this to as little as 1 day during the checkout process.
You can return an item early via the My Stuff section. In iOS, swipe to the left to reveal a RETURN button and then tap it to return your item. In Android, tap the menu icon next to the title you wish to return and then tap the RETURN button that appears. Items will be removed automatically when the lending period is over.
You cannot renew an item, but you may check out the same title again if it is still available after the lending period has expired.
If a title is checked out, you can place a hold; you will be notified by email when your item is ready and you will have three days to download it before it is released to the next patron who has a hold on it.
Please contact the Hazleton Area Public Library for assistance. Call 570-454-2961.
READY? Click http://lcls.axis360.baker-taylor.com/ to access the Magic Wall and begin downloading.