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​Getting​ Started with Axis 360​

Borrow visually-appealing materials, including children's picture books, cookbooks, and gardening and art books with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – some not available from other platforms – to read or listen to on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and Axis 360’s automatic return eliminates all late fees.

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​Getting Started​​

You'll need your Phoenix Public Library card and a computer or device with an Internet connection. Don't have a library card? Get one today.

Browse the Collection

  • Go to the Magic Wall on Axis 360
  • Browse or search.
    • Search by title, author, or subject
    • Use the symbols e (for eBooks) or the headphones (for Audiobooks) to browse for a particular format

Create an Account

​To check out items, you must sign in. You will be promted to enter your library card number. ​If this is your first time using Axis 360, a form will appear, prompting you to create an account. 

Check Out

  • After making your selection you have a few choices:
    • Add will place your items on a check out list, allowing you to set your return date
    • Check out will take you through the process of checking out immediately using the default due date.
  • Choose your own lending period (1-14 days) using the calendar feature.
  • Use your library card to check out your items
  • Checked out items will appear in My Lists.
  • Check out up to 10 titles at one time.​

Axis 360 Formats and Apps

​​Download these apps from ​ the Apple App Store or Google Play. ​

AxisReader - an all-in-one app for mobile devices.  It is an ePub reader that uses Adobe Digital Editions and is compatible with Android, IOS, Nook, Sony and Kobo. AxisReader does not work with E-Ink Kindle devices such as the original Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite.  Use it to search for items in the collection, check out and read books. Items downloaded to AxisReader are not available to be synced with other devices. 
 
Blio - a cloud based eReader.  Search for and check out Blio items from Axis 360, then download and authorize the Blio app to your device and sync. The Blio app works with Windows devices and PCs as well as Android and iOS devices. You may authorize up to 5 devices with one account.

Blio is ADA compliant and has text to speech capabilities.

Because the Blio format maintains an item’s “print integrity” full color books display well. Cookbooks, travel and children’s books are fun to view on a tablet through the Blio app. 
 
Acoustik - cloud-based audiobook app that will let you sync titles across up to 5 devices. Acoustik is compatible with Android and IOS devices (not PCs).  It is also cloud based and can be linked to a customer’s Blio account. 


If you choose to use any of the apps provided by Axis 360, you will have to sign in to those as well. The good news is that you can link all of the apps by using the same username and password. 
​​​Need help?
  • Review ​the help document on Axis 360's Magic Wall​​​​​.
  • Check out the App Zone to find out what works for you​​.
  • For Blio FAQs click here​.
  • For direct Blio support, contact support@blio.com or call 209-720-2280.
  • ​​For other questions, Ask Us​ at Phoenix Public Library.