Getting started with ebooks

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Macquarie Regional Library, through Axis 360, provides a wide range of adult, teen and children’s titles, available for free download, with your library card.

Ebooks
are available for use on computers and these tablets and smartphone devices:

- iOS - iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®
- AndroidTM - Including Nook® tablets and KoboTM tablets
- Kindle Fire, Fire HD/HDX *Visit the App Zone for instructions.

The Axis 360 Mobile App

INSTALL the free Axis 360 app from the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Store.

LOGIN 
Open the Axis 360 app and find Macquarie Regional Library. Enter your Library ID (or barcode) and PIN (or password). If you do not know your Library ID or PIN contact the library for assistance. 

BROWSE 
The My Library, Browse and Search functions make exploring the library’s ebook collection easy. My Library displays the collection’s featured titles, Browse allows you to look by category and the Search functionality displays titles based on keywords you enter. The icons in the top right corner of each title indicate if it is an ebook or audiobook. When these icons appear in grey, they are not presently available for checkout, but can be placed on hold.

CHECKOUT AND READ 
Once you select an ebook or eaudiobook, tap the Checkout button to borrow the item. The book will download and open and you may begin reading. My Stuff contains your Checked Out, Wish List and On Hold titles.

EARLY RETURN 
Checked Out items will automatically return at the end of the loan period. However, if you wish to return an item early, go to your Checked Out items under My Stuff, choose the title and select Return

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The Axis 360 Desktop App

INSTALL the appropriate application for your desktop from the Axis 360 App Zone.


LOGIN 
Open the Axis 360 app, click on Sign In and search for Macquarie Regional Library. Enter your Library ID (or barcode) and PIN (or password). If you do not know your Library ID or PIN contact the library for assistance.

BROWSE and CHECKOUT 
Check out titles from the Library's Ebook Collection again using your Library Card ID and PIN. When browsing the collection the icons in the top right corner of each title indicate if it is an ebook or eaudiobook. When these icons appear in grey, they are not available for checkout, but can be placed on hold. The Axis 360 desktop app currently supports ebooks only.

READ 
Return to the Axis 360 app where your checked-out title(s) will now appear. Note: If titles do not appear, click the refresh button near the filter options. Click on an ebook to begin downloading and again to start reading when the download is complete.

EARLY RETURN 
Your checked-out item will automatically return at the end of the loan period. However, if you wish to return an item early, hover over the ebook jacket and click the Info button that appears. Click Return Item.

 

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  • You can have up to 5 titles at a time for 3 weeks
  • Items can be placed on hold and you will be notified by email when they are ready
  • Returns are automatic
  • There are no renewals, but you can re-borrow if the title is not on hold and still available
  • Search E-book Help


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