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Axis 360 for Kindle Fire

Step 2: Create a Blio Account in a web browser on your computer or Kindle Fire

  1. Go to Blio website to register for Blio account. (https://www.blio.com)
  2. Fill out your information and submit

Step 3: Download Blio App to your Kindle Fire

  1. Go to the device’s Home screen by clicking the Home button in the lower left corner.
  2. In the upper corner of the Home screen the time will be displayed. Touch and drag this down, to open the “Settings” menu.
  3. Select “More”.
  4. From the options list select “Device”
  5. Select “ON” for the option “Allow Installation of Applications for Unknown Sources.” (Once you have finished downloading the app, you may turn this option back to “OFF”)
  6. Go back to the Home Screen, and click on “Web” at the top right.
  7. Go to the URL: http://bits.blioreader.com/update/
  8. Choose the link KNFB Blio 3.0.8 PROD.apk
  9. Click on the number displayed in the upper left corner of the Kindle Fire. This number indicates that the app has been queued for installation. To complete the installation of the Blio app, open the “Settings” menu again and click on “More”
  10. You will be directed to the “Install Blio” page. Click on “Install” at the bottom right.”
  11. When “Install Complete” displays, click “Done” at the bottom.
  12. Return to the device’s Home screen. The Blio icon shows you have successfully downloaded the Blio app.

Step 4: Download eBooks from web browser

  1. Using a web browser either on a computer or tablet/smartphone, go to the library's Magic Wall.
  2. Enter the title, author, or subject in search box or browse through the Magic Wall.
  3. To search, click/tap Search (magnifying) icon; and/or select eBook title, by tapping/clicking on the book cover
  4. Select applicable format: Blio (Kindle Fire);
  5. If you prefer a checkout period less than 21 days, Add to “Checkout List”
  6. Click/Tap “Ok” to confirm
  7. Click/Tap “My Checkout List” in the upper right corner
  8. On the lending period bar, slide to the left to modify due date to the desired loan period (minimum loan period is 1 day)
  9. Scroll down screen to “Confirm Checkout”
  10. If you prefer the maximum check out period of 21 days, click/tap “Checkout Now”
  11. Login, enter your library card ID and PIN
  12. Successful check out confirmed, click “Ok”
  13. Enter your Blio ID & password, and click Login
  14. Click OK (the title will be delivered to your device)
  15. Launch the Blio App by tapping on it once. Log in using your Blio ID.
  16. To read, open Blio reader on your device and click “Get Books” at bottom right
  17. Tap to download items, if they do not begin downloading right away. (May have to go under Blio settings and make sure “Auto-Download” is in the “ON” position.
  18. Tap “DONE” once book is finished installing.
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Axis 360 for E-readers

Step 2: Create an Adobe ID/account

  1. Go to Adobe website to register for an Adobe ID. (http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html)
  2. Fill out your information and submit.

Step 3: Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your PC

  1. Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html
  2. Install/Download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your PC
  3. When done, activate ADE with your Adobe ID & password

Step 4: Checkout an eBook

  1. Using a web browser, go to the Library's Magic Wall.
  2. Enter the title, author, or subject in search box or browse through the Magic Wall.
  3. To search, click Search (magnifying) icon; and/or select eBook title, by clicking on the book cover.
  4. Choose the ePub format, and click “Checkout Now”.
  5. Enter your library card number and pin to login.
  6. Click “Ok” for successful checkout.
  7. Leave the browser window open.

Step 5: Download your eBook to ADE

  1. Click on the “Download” link
  2. Your browser will prompt you to open the eBook in ADE. Click “Ok”.
  3. Once the eBook is downloaded, it will open in ADE automatically.
  4. Click the “Library” button in the top left-hand corner.
  5. Leave the ADE window open.

Step 6: Side-load the eBook to Your Device from Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Connect your device to the computer using your USB cord.
  2. Your device will display in ADE.
  3. Click and drag the book jacket to the device. You will know the eBook has been placed on the device when a green plus sign is shown, and then you can unclick to release the title to the device.
  4. Once the eBook is done being loaded onto your device, properly eject your device as you would a flash drive.
  5. Open the eBook on your eReader and start reading!

If you would like to return an eBook early: In ADE, select the book by left clicking on it once. Right click to open the book’s menu. Select “Return Borrowed Item.”

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Axis 360 for Apple iOS

Step 2: Create accounts on your device or computer

Create a Blio Account

  1. Go to Blio website to register for Blio account. (https://www.blio.com)
  2. Fill out your information and submit.

Create an Adobe ID account

  1. Go to Adobe website to register for an Adobe ID. (http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html)
  2. Fill out your information and submit.

Step 3: Download Blio and/or axisReader to your device

  1. Go to Apple's App Store and search for “axisReader”. Download free app.
  2. Go to Apple's App Store store and search for “Blio eBooks”. Download free app.

Step 4: Checkout eBooks

Checkout eBooks using Blio

Blio is recommended for books with pictures and/or photographs.

  1. Using a web browser, go to the Llibrary's Magic Wall.
  2. Enter the title, author, or subject in search box or browse through the Magic Wall.
  3. To search, click Search (magnifying) icon; and/or select e-book title, by clicking on the book cover.
  4. Choose the Blio format, and click “Checkout Now”.
  5. Enter your library card number and pin to login.
  6. Click “Ok” for successful checkout.
  7. Open the Blio app on device
  8. Enter your Blio account information
  9. Under “Settings”, click “My Account” and make sure the auto-download is on.
  10. The eBook should automatically appear on your device. If not, click ““Get Books.”

Checkout eBooks using axisReader

axisReader is recommended for ePub and PDF e-books, including novels, nonfiction, and books with mostly text.

  1. Open the axisReader app on device
  2. Enter your Adobe ID account information.
  3. Tap “Find a Library”.Browse to find the library.
  4. Select your library by clicking on the green plus sign next to it.
  5. Click on the arrow to the right of “College of DuPage Library”
  6. The Magic Wall will appear.
  7. Browse or search for an eBook.
  8. Select it by tapping on the book jacket cover of the book.
  9. Select the ePub format by tapping on it to make it blue.
  10. Tap “Checkout Now”.
  11. Enter your library barcode number when prompted.
  12. Confirm the eBook for Checkout.
  13. Click download and begin reading.
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Axis 360 for Android Tablets/Smartphones

Step 2: Create accounts on your tablet or computer

Create a Blio Account

  1. Go to Blio website to register for Blio account. (https://www.blio.com)
  2. Fill out your information and Click/Tap Submit.

Create an Adobe ID account

  1. Go to Adobe website to register for an Adobe ID. (http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html)
  2. Fill out your information and submit.

Step 3: Download Blio and/or axisReader to your device

  1. Go to Google Play store and search for “axisReader”. Download free app.
  2. Go to Google Play store and search for “Blio eBooks”. Download free app.

Step 4: Checkout eBooks

Checkout eBooks using Blio

Blio is recommended for books with pictures and/or photographs.

  1. Using a web browser, go to the Llibrary's Magic Wall.
  2. Enter the title, author, or subject in search box or browse through the Magic Wall.
  3. To search, click Search (magnifying) icon; and/or select e-book title, by clicking on the book cover.
  4. Choose the Blio format, and click “Checkout Now”.
  5. Enter your library card number and pin to login.
  6. Click “Ok” for successful checkout.
  7. Open the Blio app on device
  8. Enter your Blio account information
  9. Under “Settings”, click “My Account” and make sure the auto-download is on.
  10. The eBook should automatically appear on your device. If not, click ““Get Books.”

Checkout eBooks using axisReader

axisReader is recommended for ePub and PDF e-books, including novels, nonfiction, and books with mostly text.

  1. Open the axisReader app on device
  2. Enter your Adobe ID account information.
  3. Tap “Find a Library”.Browse to find the library.
  4. Select your library by clicking on the green plus sign next to it.
  5. Click on the arrow to the right of “College of DuPage Library”
  6. The Magic Wall will appear.
  7. Browse or search for an eBook.
  8. Select it by tapping on the book jacket cover of the book.
  9. Select the ePub format by tapping on it to make it blue.
  10. Tap “Checkout Now”.
  11. Enter your library barcode number when prompted.
  12. Confirm the eBook for Checkout.
  13. Click download and begin reading.
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Axis 360 Instructions

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Getting Started

You will need:

  • Your eReading Device/Tablet/Smartphone (including the USB if not a tablet/smartphone)
  • Your Library Card number
  • Your Email Address
  • A Computer (if your device is an eReader and not a tablet/smartphone with a web browser)

Step 1: Determine Your Device

What type of device are you using? (Select your device and follow the link for next steps.)

  • Android Phone/Tablet (Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, etc.)
  • Apple iPhone, iPad
  • eReaders: Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, etc.*
  • Kindle (Original eReader versions) -Axis 360 eBooks are unavailable for Kindles
  • Kindle Fire
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • MAC & Window Computers (PCs)

*Complete list of eReader devices that are compatible with Adobe Digital Editions: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices

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CARLI E-book Collection

http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/carli

A COD Library card is required to access this collection. Use your Ebook Central account to check out and download books, use the reading tools, and create reading lists.

Description: 

This collection of 29,000 e-books covers a broad spectrum of subjects. This collection is also accessible in the COD Library catalog.

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Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
Note: 

CARLI ended PDA program in Feb 2015. Added purchased materials to the shared catalog.

This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Very Short Introductions

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.veryshortintroductions.com/
Description: 

The Very Short Introductions began as a print series in 1995, offering brief informative introductions to a diverse range of subject areas in Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine and Health, Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences. Titles include The Renaissance, Science Fiction, World Music, Game Theory, and more. Many of these titles are also available in print in the COD Library.

Usage Limit: 
5
Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Black Thought and Culture

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://bltc.alexanderstreet.com
Description: 

Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other primary source material.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Springer E-book Collection

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.springerlink.com
Description: 

SpringerLink is a collection of e-books covering topics in technology, sciences and medicine. The COD Library provides access to titles published between 2005-2010. Recent materials on these subjects can be located using the COD library catalog.
Chapters from this collection can be downloaded in PDF to read off-line.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Salem Literature

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://literature.salempress.com
Description: 

This resource includes several online reference books published by the Salem Press covering literature and famous authors. Click on "reference sets currently available" to look at each book individually or search the database to find your topic in multiple books.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

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