Axis 360 eBooks for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch – Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Install the Axis 360 app.

Download and install the Axis 360 app from the eLibrary or directly from the Apple App Store.

Step 2: Sign in.

Open the app. Using the search tools, find and select Johnson County Library / Olathe Public Library. When prompted, enter your Library card number and PIN/password, then tap Login.

Step 3: Find a book to check out.

What book are you in the mood for?

  • Search (magnifying glass) for a title, author or subject.
  • My Library (home screen) has quick suggestions.
  • Browse (stacked lines) to see titles by topic. 
  • My Stuff (books) has your checked out, on hold and wish list titles.

Select books with the book icon, meaning it’s an eBook. (eAudiobooks have the headphones icon.) You can also Filter your search results so you only see eBooks or books Available Now to check out.

Tap on the book, then tap the Checkout button.

Step 4: Download your eBook.

Now you can read your eBook! If it does not begin downloading automatically, tap Download Now, or you can Return the title early. (It will automatically expire after 21 days, so you’ll never have an overdue eBook!) 

Step 5: Read your eBook.

After the title has downloaded, tap Read Now if it doesn’t open automatically.

Swipe from the middle of the screen or tap the edges of the screen to turn pages. Tap the top of the page (on the title) for display options. To exit the eBook, tap the top to access the menu, then select Close or go to the menu to Close Book.

Learn more about reading an eBook on your mobile device from Axis 360.

When you close the app, it will remember where you stopped reading. To pick up where you left off, just open the Axis 360 app and go to My Stuff. Tap Continue or Read Now to immediately begin reading, or tap the book cover to get more details about the book.

Come back for more!

There are three easy options for checking out your next eBook:

  1. Axis 360 app: Return to the Axis 360 app and find new books, just as you did before.
  2. Web catalog: Already familiar with our web catalog? It's easy to search for eBooks there, too, especially if you filter your results for the eBook format. Choose a title and select Request this Download to check out or hold eBooks. Check out from any device or computer, and it will automatically appear in your Axis 360 app.
  3. Axis 360 website: Visit the Axis 360 website to search or browse eBooks and eAudiobooks. Check out from any device or computer, and it will automatically appear in your Axis 360 app!

After you check out an eBook, repeat steps 4 and 5 to download and begin reading. Enjoy!