NOTE: Although iPad images are used, the Android version of the Blio App functions exactly the same way.
To download titles to your PC, begin by visiting the library’s website and navigate to the Downloadable Library page from the the navigation menu. Click on the Axis360 image (or the text below it) to reach the eBook site.
First things first! Let’s create an Axis 360 account. From the homepage, click the Login link on the top right corner of the page and type in your Whittier Public Library card number (with no spaces). You’ll be taken back to the Axis360 home page. At the bottom of the screen, you will see five buttons. Choose Account and you'll be taken to the Manage My Account page.
Near the bottom of the screen, click the Create New Blio Account link and fill out the form. Be sure to write down your login information so you don’t forget it! Once you complete the form, your registration is complete.
Now let’s get books!
Axis 360 eBooks are available in two formats: Blio and ePub. Blio books require the Blio app to view.
There are different ways to search for titles on the Axis360 website: You may either browse through the featured titles displayed on the Magic Wall or enter a name or keyword in the search box. Additional titles can be found by clicking on the Popular, Gems, Returned or New tabs.
Selecting a title will take you to a screen that lets you check out the book or add it to a checkout list (like a shopping cart). If copies of the book are unavailable, you may place it on hold or add it to a wish list.
IMPORTANT: You must choose the Blio format to view the eBook within the Blio App. Under Format, tap the word "Blio." You'll know you've selected it when the color changes from white with black text to blue with white text.
To check the book out, you can either click the Checkout Now or Add to Checkout List button. What’s the difference?
- Checkout Now: The title is automatically checked out to you for the full 14 day period
- Add to Checkout List: The title is added to a cart allowing you to decide how long you want the book
To specify how long you want the book, click Add to Checkout List. Go to the bottom of the screen and tap the List button. The website should take you directly to your Checkout List. If not, tap the Checkouts tab near the top of the page.
For each title in your Checkout List, move the slider until you reach the desired number of days you want to keep the book for. When finished, click the Confirm Checkout button at the bottom of the screen.
From your device’s home screen, go to the Google Play Store and search for Blio. Download the free app for your appropriate device. Once it has been installed, run the app and type in the email address and password you used to create a Blio account.
Once you log in, the ebook you checked out from the Axis360 website will automatically download. If a title does not immediately display, tap your device’s menu button and select Get Books and this screen will display all titles you have checked out. If you still don’t see your books, make sure you have used the right login credentials.