Axis 360 Help

Choose your device for step-by-step instructions. Need some help? Call our Reference and Reader Services Department at 708.215.3220 for assistance.


Tablet or Smartphone

What You Need

Step I. Install Apps

    Download the axisReader app and the Blio app from the App Store or Google Play. Open the axisReader app and authorize it with your Adobe ID. Open the Blio app and sign in to your Blio account.

Step II. Check Out Up to Three eBooks

  1. Open the axisReader app and tap Find a Library.
  2. In the top search box, search "eread illinois"
  3. Tap the green plus sign to save eRead Illinois to My Libraries. Tap eRead Illinois.
  4. Select La Grange Public Library. Tap Select Library.
  5. Browse the collection. Select an eBook by tapping the cover.
  6. Under Select Format, choose ePub, PDF, or Blio. Note: Blio is good for eBooks with pictures and offers text-to-speech for those who have a TTS voice installed on their device.
  7. Tap Checkout Now and enter your library card number and PIN.
  8. If you selected ePub or PDF, tap Download and then choose Find More or Read Now. If you selected Blio, sign in to your Blio account.

Step III. Access Your eBooks

    ePub or PDF: Open the axisReader app and find your eBook in My Bookshelf. To return an eBook early: iOS device: in My Bookshelf, hit edit, then the red circle next to the book cover, then delete, then tap done. Android device: in My Bookshelf, tap the pencil icon (top right corner), tap the red 'x' circle next to the book cover, hit delete, then hit ok.

    Blio: Open the Blio app and find your eBook in your Library. To return an eBook early: iOS device: hit Edit, tap the red 'x' circle in the corner of the book cover, tap delete, hit done. Android: go to your Library, hold your finger on the cover, and choose Return Book.

eReader

What You Need

Step I. Install Software on Your Computer and Authorize Your eReader

    Download Adobe Digital Editions for Windows or Mac from http://lgpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Admin/ReaderList. Install and open the software. Go to Help > Authorize Computer and authorize your computer with your Adobe ID. Then, connect your eReader to the computer with the USB cable. Your eReader now shows up under Devices. Click the gear icon, select Authorize Device and authorize your eReader with your Adobe ID.

Step II. Check Out Up to Three eBooks

  1. Open a web browser on your computer and go to http://lgpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/.
  2. Browse the homepage ("Magic Wall") or browse the entire collection by clicking Browse by Subject. Select an eBook by clicking the cover.
  3. Under Select Format, choose ePub or PDF.
  4. Click Checkout Now and enter your library card number and PIN.
  5. Click Download. The file should open in Adobe Digital Editions.

Step III. Transfer eBooks to Your eReader

    Open Adobe Digital Editions and find your eBook in your Bookshelves. Drag the eBook to your eReader under Devices. To return an eBook early, go to your Bookshelves, right-click (control-click for Mac) the cover, and choose Return Borrowed Item.

Kindle Fire or Fire HD

What You Need
Step I. Side Load the Blio App
  1. Pull down the notifications bar and tap More.
  2. Tap Device and turn Allow Installation of Applications ON. Tap OK.
  3. Open a web browser on your Kindle and go to http://bits.blioreader.com/update.
  4. Tap KNFB Blio 3.1.2 PROD.apk. Tap OK.
  5. Tap the menu icon. Tap Downloads.
  6. Tap KNFB Blio 3.1.2 PROD.apk. Tap Install.
  7. After the file finishes installing, tap Open and sign in to your Blio account.
Step II. Check Out Up to Three eBooks
  1. Open a web browser and go to http://lgpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/.
  2. Browse the homepage ("Magic Wall") or browse the entire collection by tapping Browse by Subject. Select an eBook by tapping the cover.
  3. Under Select Format, choose Blio.
  4. Tap Checkout Now and enter your library card number and PIN.
  5. Sign in to your Blio account.
Step III. Access Your eBooks
    Open the Blio app and find your eBook in your Library. To return an eBook early, go to your Library, hold your finger on the cover, and choose Return Book.

Computer

What You Need Step I. Install Software on Your Computer
    Windows: Download Adobe Digital Editions for Windows and/or Blio for Windows from http://lgpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Admin/ReaderList. Install and open the software. If you installed Adobe Digital Editions, go to Help > Authorize Computer and authorize your computer with your Adobe ID. If you installed Blio, sign in to your Blio account.

    Mac: Download Adobe Digital Editions for Mac from http://lgpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Admin/ReaderList. Install and open the software. Go to Help > Authorize Computer and authorize your computer with your Adobe ID.
Step II. Check Out Up to Three eBooks
  1. Open a web browser on your computer and go to http://lgpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/. Note: If you plan to use Blio, you can use a web browser on any computer or device.
  2. Browse the homepage ("Magic Wall") or browse the entire collection by clicking Browse by Subject. Select an eBook by clicking the cover.
  3. Under Select Format, choose ePub, PDF, or Blio. Note: Only select Blio if you installed Blio on your computer. Blio is good for eBooks with pictures and offers text-to-speech.
  4. Click Checkout Now and enter your library card number and PIN.
  5. If you selected ePub or PDF, click Download. The file will open in Adobe Digital Editions. If you selected Blio, sign in to your Blio account.
Step III. Access Your eBooks
    ePub or PDF: Open Adobe Digital Editions and find your eBook in your Bookshelves. To return an eBook early, go to your Bookshelves, right-click (control-click for Mac) the cover, and choose Return Borrowed Item.

    Blio: Open Blio on your computer and find your eBook in your Library. To return an eBook early, go to your Library, hover over the cover, click Info, and click Return Item.