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Read Away Your Fines!

Young girls readingThe Jeffersonville Township Public Library encourages reading by helping to remove barriers. The library offers our patrons ages 17 and younger an option to reduce their fines through a special program called Read Away Your Fines:

From May 1 – August 31st, 2015, for every 15 minutes of reading done inside the library, $1 in fines will be waived, up to $5 per day!

Adults may also read to children to reduce the child’s fines. Credit can only be used for overdue book fines, not for lost or damaged items.

To learn more, check out the Read Away Your Fines page or contact the Youth Services department at the Main Library: (812) 285 – 5630 x 236.

New Computer Usage Policy

 

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To access the computers, log in using the 14-digit barcode number from your Jeffersonville Township Public Library card or computer-use only card. Visitors not eligible for a Jeffersonville Township Public Library card or computer-use only card may obtain a one hour (per day) guest pass.

The following maximum daily limits have been established to promote fair access to the public computers. The type of card and maximum daily time limits are:

  • Library card – 2 hours maximum per day
  • Computer-use only card – 2 hours maximum per day
  • Guest pass – 1 hour maximum per day

Computer use is on a first come, first served basis. Each computer will log off after sixty (60) minutes. Patrons and/or users are responsible for saving or finishing their work before the computer logs off.

Download Free Music Now!

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The Jeffersonville Township Public Library has recently subscribed to Freegal® Music, a service that offers patrons the ability to legally download songs (MP3s) and stream music through the Library’s website (www.jefflibrary.org) or via the Freegal® app.

The newest version, Freegal 4.0, will allow cardholders of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library to access over 7 million songs from over 220 musical genres. The complete Sony Music Entertainment catalogue is included, as well as music from over 28,000 recording labels.

Under the terms of the launch, registered cardholders of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library can download up to three MP3 music tracks weekly. Library users are additionally being provided with the ability to freely stream music (entire albums, playlists, etc.) for up to three (3) hours a day as part of Freegal® Music Service’s online music offering.

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library has underwritten the purchase of this service to not only strengthen the Library’s music collection, but to also provide users with digital music content — as most music today is delivered via MP3.

Freegal® also has free mobile apps available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play® so that registered cardholders may also use a smartphone, tablet or MP3 device to download and/or stream music to.

For more information, call (812) 285-5630 or visit the Library’s website at www.jefflibrary.org.

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Additional Titles Now Available for Download!!!

Jeffersonville Township Public Library is pleased to announce a new reciprocal borrowing agreement with New Albany-Floyd County Public Library and Charlestown-Clark County Public Library .

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You can now use your Jeffersonville Township Public Library resident card to checkout downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks from the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library and Charlestown-Clark County Public Library. Non-eBooks, movies, and other material can only be checked out if the patron applies for a card with that library.

This agreement will greatly increase the number of downloadable titles. This is in addition to the reciprocal agreement we have for borrowing other materials.

The three library web pages will be linked, but patrons must search each library’s catalog separately. The participating library catalogs can be accessed using the new links on our eBook/ Audiobook home page.

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All you need is:

  • JTPL resident library card and PIN number
  • a computer, eReader or digital audio device
  • access to JTPL website