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E-books & Audiobooks

Enjoy these free digital options with your JHLS library card and PIN.

Click below for an explanation of each service.
OverDrive
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To start downloading e-books and audiobooks, you must have a current, unexpired library card and a four-digit PIN in your patron record. Need help renewing your card or choosing a PIN? Please stop by your local library branch.

Digital content is also available in Libby—the free, award-winning reading app from OverDrive. Download the Libby app from the App Store or Google Play, or access it from your web browser at libbyapp.com.

If you have problems downloading titles, you can access the extensive Overdrive help section at bit.ly/JHLSODhelp.

Need a library card? Library cards are free to all persons who live or own property in Hinds County. Non-resident cards are available for $25.00 a year for a single person or $50.00 a year for families.

Go to OverDrive

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hoopla - No Holds!
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  • More than 319,000 e-books with simultaneous access (no holds) are available.
  • More than 82,000 audiobooks (also known as e-audios) are also available with no holds.
  • Users must have a JHLS library card and PIN to borrow e-books and audiobooks.
  • You must visit a JHLS branch to register and renew your card once per year.
  • JHLS cardholders can have three checkouts per month (for example, one e-book and two audiobooks). 
  • 21-day checkout with automatic return – no late fees.
  • View in a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer (no downloads).
  • Download to your mobile device with the hoopla app for iOS, Android and Kindle.
  • The service is funded by the Mississippi Library Commission.

Get Started

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Here are links to other pages where you can access free e-books and audiobooks:

 

Free E-books:

Our Pinterest Board
https://www.pinterest.com/jacksonhindslibrarysystem/free-e-books/

11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

BookBub
https://www.bookbub.com/ebook-deals/free-ebooks

Digitalbook.io – More than 100,000 options
https://www.digitalbook.io

ManyBooks – 50,000 e-books
https://manybooks.net

Open Library
https://openlibrary.org/

Project Gutenberg – 60,000 e-books
https://www.gutenberg.org/

 

Free Audiobooks:

Digitalbook.io – More than 100,000 options

LibriVox – Free public domain audiobooks

https://librivox.org
 
OpenCulture – 1,000 audiobooks, mostly classics
http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks
 
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