eRead Illinois





Justice Public Library District is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to e-books across Illinois. Illinois Heartland Library System and Reaching Across Illinois Library System have partnered with the Illinois State Library and Baker & Taylor to provide this access. eRead Illinois is a two year statewide program designed to increase access to e-books for Illinois residents and grow e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. Initial funding for eRead Illinois was provided by a grant from Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White through the Illinois State Library.

Axis 360 is a digital media platform, providing libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection for Illinois libraries. Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois will the cloud-based delivery across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony ReaderTM devices, and many more.

You can browse and check-out  eRead Illinois’ selection of eBooks and audio books at: eRead Illinois

You will need to download your FREE software so you’ll be able to read or play your books!  Just visit the Help section at eRead Illinois to see what devices you can use and what software you’ll need to install for each device you’d like to use.  Everything you need to get started is in the Help section!

You will also need a compatible device and a valid Justice Public Library card (no fines or overdues, not expired) to sign in.  From the main screen (Magic Wall), click “Login”, and type in your library card number (do not include spaces or letters).

If your library card doesn’t work, you may need to create a SWAN account, first.  If you don’t have a SWAN account, you’ll find instructions for creating one here: SWAN Online