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eBook FAQs

What is an eBook?
An eBook is an electronic book that you read on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. Crawfordsville District Public Library is offering downloadable eBooks through Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 Magic Wall platform in three formats: Blio, ePub, and PDF.

Do I have to pay for eBooks?
CDPL’s eBook service is free to any patron with a valid Crawfordsville District Public Library card.

How many eBooks can I check out?
You can have four eBooks checked out at a time.

How do I return an eBook?
You do not need to worry about returning eBooks by a due date. They will automatically expire from your account at the end of the lending period. (You cannot return an eBook early.)

What is Axis 360?
Axis 360 is Baker & Taylor’s digital media circulation platform for libraries. Axis 360’s Magic Wall provides libraries and their patrons a state-of-the-art system for
discovering and using digital content, on a variety of devices.

How do I search for an eBook?
You can search for an eBook in the library catalog by choosing eBooks in the Limit By drop-down box, then searching by title, author, or keyword.  You can also browse titles on our Magic Wall http://cdpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/

Can I put an eBook on hold?
Yes. If an eBook is currently checked out you can place a hold by clicking the Place on Hold button and entering your library card barcode and PIN, and email. You will receive an email when the eBook is available. You have three days after you are notified of the eBook’s availability to check it out.

What is the Wishlist?
You can add eBooks to your Wishlist to help keep track of titles you are interested in. Putting an eBook in the Wishlist does not place a hold on that item or check it out.

What is the Checkout List?
The Checkout List is like a shopping cart. You can put an eBook in the Checkout List as you browse and it will remain there for fifteen minutes. When you are done browsing and are ready to check out, go to the Checkout List button at the top right of your screen. Customize your lending period for your eBooks and click Confirm Checkout to finish.

How long can I keep an eBook I’ve checked out?
You can customize the lending period for each eBook you check out from your Checkout List. It can be between 2 and 14 days. (If you click Checkout Now instead of Checkout List, your lending period will automatically default to 14 days.)

Can I renew an eBook?
You cannot renew an eBook, but you can check them out again after they are returned, if they are available.

Are there late fees?
Since your eBook automatically returns when the lending period expires, your eBooks will never be late and you will not be charged late fees.

Can I lend eBooks to someone else?
While some eReaders allow you to lend an eBook to a friend, this service is not available with Axis 360 and Blio.

Can I download eBooks to the library’s public computers?
Library eBooks are intended for private use. You can check an eBook out from the Magic Wall on a public library computer, but you cannot download Blio or the eBook to the computer.

Why doesn’t the library have the title I want?
Unlike an individual, libraries cannot buy eBooks from retail stores. We must purchase eBooks from publishers that have specific digital content licensing policies. Some major publishers charge prohibitively, while some do not offer their eBook collections to libraries at all.

Who can I contact for more questions?
For additional help, email us at ref@cdpl.lib.in.us or call (765) 362-2242 during regular library hours.

For full information, see the Axis 360 help page.