What is Pop Up Library?

Pop Up Library is a small network device that creates instant access to your library's Axis 360 collection wherever you want.

It's simple. Collaborate with community partners, businesses, government offices or any other location that you can think of to create a Pop Up Library branch and get your community reading.

  • No app to install
  • No credentials to enter
  • No data plan needed
  • No barriers to reading

How does it work?

  • Pop Up Libraries generate their own library-branded Wi-Fi network at the sites you choose.
  • Posters and how-to instructions provided by Baker & Taylor guide users to log on and browse eBooks available to borrow and read immediately.
  • Books open instantly in the device browser without needing an app or a library card, and can be saved to read offline for the duration of the loan.
  • While reading, users are prompted to provide contact information to take advantage of everything your library provides.
  • Your Axis 360 dashboard gives you a real-time view of activity at your devices and a wealth of statistics.
Woman reading tablet

The idea of bringing the books to the people, instead of the other way around, is the best way to foster a lifelong love of reading while emphasizing the social need for public library services.

--Darren O'Neil, Assistant Director at Morris County Library (Morris, N.J.)

We are looking forward to providing a new way to access the Evanston Public Library’s eBook collection in convenient places outside the walls of our libraries where we’d like to improve service.

--Karen Danczak Lyons, Library Director at Evanston Public Library (Evanston, Ill.)

We’ve heard from many of our commuting customers that finding time to get to the library can be difficult. The new pop up library at the transportation center allows us to provide commuters with eBooks while they wait for their bus.

--Melissa Kuzma, Interim Library Director, East Brunswick Public Library (East Brunswick, N.J.)

We're always looking for new ways to overcome barriers to library service and make our resources available to everyone in the community.

--Kelvin Watson, Executive Director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (Las Vegas, NV)