E-reader Help

Downloading Books to your eReader Device/Tablet

Greater Phoenix Digital Library Axis 360
Overdrive BadgeThousands of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles are available for library cardholders to download. You can read or listen on your computer, and some can be transferred to compatible eBook readers, smartphones, or portable audio devices. Axis 360 BadgeAxis360 is a new digital media platform that uses Blio. Blio is a free ereading app that provides an engaging, interactive ebook experience on Windows, iOS and Android computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and some ereaders. Thanks to cloud-based delivery, customers can use items on multiple devices!










* Reminder, a valid library card is needed in order to complete the download process.



Which Device Do You Have?



Kindle


iPad


Nook


Nook HD/
Color/Tablet
Android

Android










Kindle
 

Which format can I download to my Kindle?
  • - Kindle format eBooks from OverDrive **
    - Blio format eBooks from Axis360
  • ** Some OverDrive eBooks, including those from the publisher Penguin, will need to be downloaded to a computer then transferred to the device over USB. For library patrons, this means Penguin eBooks will no longer be available for over-the-air delivery to Kindle devices or to Kindle apps. See the OverDrive Kindle Transfer Video on the right for instructions.
     
What do you need? Getting Started with Chandler Public Library
An Amazon ID Overdrive Kindle Borrowing
Step-by-step instructions from OverDrive Overdrive Kindle Install
Return eBooks before their expiration date  Overdrive Kindle Transfer 
Log in to your Amazon.com account Overdrive Kindle Enjoy eBooks
Select Manage Your Kindle  Overdrive Kindle Cloud Reader
Select Actions > Return this book  Overdrive Kindle Fire
  Overdrive Kindle Return eBooks
  Amazon’s Help Page

















NOTE FOR KINDLE READER DOWNLOADS: You may receive renewal or purchase messages from Amazon regarding your OverDrive download of library eBooks to Kindle readers. These messages are not from the Chandler Public Library, and do not affect the terms of your library download. Chandler Public Library never solicits purchases or charges any fees for the use of digital library material.
 


How do I install Blio from Axis360 on my Kindle Fire?
Go to the home screen on your Fire. Choose Settings - More - Device and turn on the option to Allow Installation of Applications from unknown sources. Then from the home screen go to Web, type in bits.blioreader.com/update and choose the link KNFB Blio 3.1.1 PROD.apk. Touch the status bar at the top, then touch where it says Download Complete. Touch Install. When the installation is done, return to the home screen. The Blio icon should be in the carousel. Trouble installing Blio?
See this handout for complete instructions.

You may need a file manager app, such as ES File Explorer or File Expert. Try installing one of these apps from the Amazon AppStore, then follow the instructions to the left again.

More Axis360 questions?
Visit Axis360 and look for the Help button in the upper left.
 


iPad


Which formats can I download to my iPad?

  • - EPUB format eBooks from OverDrive
    - Kindle format eBooks from OverDrive (get Kindle app)
    - Blio format eBooks from Axis360
    - MP3 format audiobooks from OverDrive
     
What do you need for OverDrive eBooks?
OverDrive Media Console for iPad Getting Started with iPad
Step-by-step instructions from OverDrive Overdrive iOS install
  OverDrive iOS Adobe ID
  OverDrive iOS ‘Get Books’
  OverDrive iOS Download
  OverDrive iOS Enjoy eBooks
  OverDrive iOS Return eBooks















Return OverDrive eBooks before their expiration date
eBooks returned early via the iPad app will disappear from My Account within 5 minutes of their early return

- View your library of checked-out titles
- Tap edit (top left corner)
- Tap Delete (appears to the right)
- Select 'Return and Delete'
 
What do you need for Axis 360 eBooks?

- From your device, open the App Store (You must have an Apple ID to access the App Store.)
- Search for Blio.
- Tap FREE, INSTALL APP (You may be asked to create security questions to secure your Apple ID.)
- Follow any download instructions, Tap OPEN.
- From your device, go to http://www.blio.com
- Tap New Account (top right).
- Register for a new Blio ID & password.
- When done, tap SUBMIT.
- Tap "Sign Out" and close the web browser.
- Go to http://chandler.axis360.baker-taylor.com/default.aspx and begin searching for books.
- For additional assistance, click on “Help” on the left-side of your screen.
 

Nook Classic
 


Which formats can I download to my Nook?
 
- EPUB format eBooks from OverDrive or Axis360
- PDF format eBooks from OverDrive
 
What do you need? Getting Started with the Nook
- Step-by-step instructions from OverDrive
Get Started with Adobe Digital Editions
- An Adobe ID (publishing industry ID standard that opens access to free library eBooks)
OverDrive Nook Transfer
- Adobe Digital Editions (free software available from Adobe)
OverDrive Nook Enjoy eBooks
Return eBooks before their expiration date OverDrive Nook Return eBooks
- Launch Adobe Digital Editions on your computer
 
- Select the title you wish to return early
 
- Click on the arrow that appears to the left of the title
 
- Select 'Return Borrowed Item'
 
 
Can I download Axis 360 books to my Nook Classic?
- Yes! Download the free Adobe Digital Editions if you have not already done so. From your computer, go to https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/ .
- Click "Don't have an Adobe ID?"
- Complete the registration form
- Then go to www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/ 
-  Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your PC 
-  When done, activate ADE with your Adobe ID & password
- Go to Chandler Public Library’s “eBooks and Digital Media” page and click on Axis 360.
- Search for a book and then click Checkout Now next to the title you want (or Add to Checkout List if you plan to check out multiple titles). Select the EPUB format.
- Go to your Checkout List and confirm the checkout.
- Click the Download link next to your titles to open the books in Adobe Digital Editions. Make sure your device is plugged into your computer.
 


Nook HD/Color/Tablet


Which formats can I download?

- EPUB format eBooks from OverDrive or Axis360
- PDF format eBooks from OverDrive
 
What do you need? Get Started with Adobe Digital Editions
- An Adobe ID (publishing industry ID standard that opens access to free library eBooks)
Overdrive Nook Transfer
- Overdrive Media Console app from Nook Apps storefront
Overdrive Nook Enjoy eBooks
Return eBooks before their expiration date Overdrive Nook Return eBooks
- Open OverDrive Media Console
 
- Tap + on right side of title you wish to return
 
- Tap Return/Delete
 
 
Can I download Axis 360 books to my Nook HD/Color/Tablet?
Yes! Download the free Adobe Digital Editions if you have not already done so. From your computer, go to https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/ .
- Click "Don't have an Adobe ID?"
- Complete the registration form 
- Then go to www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/ 
- Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your PC 
- When done, activate ADE with your Adobe ID & password
• Go to Chandler Public Library’s “eBooks and Digital Media” page and click on Axis 360.
• Search for a book and then click Checkout Now next to the title you want (or Add to Checkout List if you plan to check out multiple titles). Select the EPUB format.
• Go to your Checkout List and confirm the checkout.
• Click the Download link next to your titles to open the books in Adobe Digital Editions. Make sure your device is plugged into your computer.
• In Adobe Digital Editions, go to Library and click on Borrowed to see all the books you have borrowed from the library.
• Right click on each book, select Copy to Computer/Device, then select your device.

 

Android 

Which formats can I download?

- EPUB format eBooks from OverDrive
- Kindle format eBooks from OverDrive (get Kindle app)
- Blio format eBooks from Axis360
 

Return OverDrive eBooks before their expiration date

- Open the title you wish to delete
- Tap the Menu button
- Press 'Delete' to display the return options
- Tap 'Return and Delete'

What do you need for OverDrive eBooks? Overdrive Android Installation
 - An Adobe ID (publishing industry ID standard that opens access to free library eBooks) OverDrive Android Adobe ID
- OverDrive Media Console app for Android OverDrive Android ‘Get Books’
- Step-by-step instructions from OverDrive OverDrive Android Download
  OverDrive Android Enjoy eBooks
  OverDrive Anroid Return Titles














 

What do you need for Axis 360 eBooks?

- Blio app for Android and a Blio ID (sign up as part of the eBook checkout process)
- If you do not already have Blio, click on “App Zone” and download the Blio app for Android. The first time you open the Blio app, you will need to create a Blio account with an email address and password.
- Use your browser app to go back to the Axis 360 site. See featured items on the "Magic Wall," browse by subject area, or search for specific titles or authors. When you check out an ebook using your library card and PIN numbers, it will download to your computer or device and be available for viewing in your Blio Reader.
 

Additional Resources for finding books

Open Library – Open Library is an organization that collects ebooks in different formats. Some can be read online in your internet browser, no need for any software or an ebook reader. Some titles can be downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions. There are over 200,000 ebooks in Open Library and Chandler Public Library only links to a small collection of popular titles. Not all Open Library books are immediately available to read online.

When you search the Chandler Public Library catalog, you may see titles with a call number of EBOOK OPENLIBRARY. When you click the title, look just below the title and author for the link marked Access via Open Library. Click the link to go to the Open Library book. You will need to create a free account to use Open Library. See this page (http://openlibrary.org/help/faq/borrow#setup) for more information about checking out from Open Library.

TumbleBooks – TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books in English and Spanish, which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Library Card and PIN need for at-home access.

Project Gutenberg - Over 40,000 free ebooks: are available to download or read online. These ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired