To download titles to your PC, begin by visiting the library’s website and navigate to the Downloadable Library page on 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. Click My Account from the top of the screen.
In the popup window, 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!
Axis360 offers an alternative to the Blio format: ePub. Reading ePub books requires you to download and install Adobe Digital Editions. You can get the software for free from the Adobe website by visiting this website: http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html. Installing the software requires the creation of an Adobe ID that will be used to authorize your computer. Be sure to write your Adobe ID and password down so you don’t forget it.
After you’ve installed the software and authorized your PC, go back to the Axis 360 website and search for titles using the Magic Wall or enter a name or keyword in the search box. Additional titles can be found by clicking on the Hidden Gems, Recently Returned or Just Added tabs.
Selecting a title will take you to a screen that lets you add the book to a checkout list or a wish list. If copies of the book are unavailable, you may place it on hold or add it to a wish list.
To read an AXIS 360 book with Windows, you must select the ePub format
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 top of the page and click My List. On the left hand side of the screen, click the Checkout List menu option to see the titles currently in your cart.
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.
Once you receive the checkout confirmation, click the My List link from the top of the page to display the items you have on loan. Go to your book and click the Download link (this will only show with ePub titles).
Your computer will take over and ask if you want to open the URLLink.ACSM file. This will determine whether or not Adobe Digital Editions has been installed on your computer. If Digital Editions is displayed as the default Open With option, the book will open properly. If not, you will need to install the Adobe software.
Click OK and Adobe Digital Editions will automatically open and download your book. When the download is complete, your book is ready to read.