E-books

Enjoy these free e-book options with your JHLS library card and PIN.

Click below for an explanation of each service.
Free E-books from OverDrive

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To start downloading e-books, 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.

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.

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Free E-books from hoopla - No Holds!

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  • More than 319,000 e-books with simultaneous access (no holds) are available.
  • Only e-book services are part of this particular program (no streaming video, etc.).
  • Audiobooks are available through our RBDigital link at http://jacksonhindsms.rbdigital.com/.
  • Users must have a JHLS library card and PIN to borrow ebooks.
  • You must visit a JHLS branch to register and renew your card once per year.
  • JHLS cardholders can check out three e-books per month.
  • 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 limited-trial service is through the Mississippi Library Commission.
  • Statewide subscription for Mississippi public libraries will end in June 2020.
  • Continuation of this service is dependent on public interest and local available funding.

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