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Axis 360/Blio Downloadable Books FAQs

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Is there special software required? Yes, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions in order to download and read ePub titles. You will need to download the Blio App to download and read Blio titles. Both of these are free to install and use.
Which devices are compatible with Axis 360? EPub and PDF titles are compatible with Nooks and other eReaders, and also with devices using the Axis 360 Reader app. Blio titles can be read on PCs, and also on Apple and Android based tablets once the Blio app has been installed.
How many items can I have checked out at one time? 5
Can I return ePubs early using Adobe Digital Editions? Yes, but there can be up to a 60 minute delay before the book will disappear from your Adobe library.
Can I place holds on items? Yes, you can. There is no limit as to how many items you can have on hold, however, you can only have 5 items checked out at one time.
How long is the checkout period? 7 to 14 days, you get to choose.
Can I return Blio books early? No, Blio titles cannot be returned early.
How long do books remain in my checkout list? 15 minutes without checkout
How long do I have to check out my hold from the time I am notified that it's available? 3 days
How many times can I download a title I have checked out? There is no limit as to how many times you can download a title.
Can I renew a title? No, but you can check it out and re-download it again.
Can I browse for books and check them out directly on my device? Yes, Android and Apple based tablets, including Kindle Fire and Nook Tablets, and most smartphones can use the the Axis 360 Reader or Blio app.
Are Blio books Mac compatible? No, Blio books are not Mac compatible.
What does the checkout list do? The checkout list is like a shopping cart. You can add the titles (up to 5) that you would like to check out, and then check them out all at once. Keep in mind that you have 15 minutes from the time you add a book to your checkout list to complete your checkout, otherwise the book will become available for another customer.
Can I delete items off of my device? Yes, that functionality exists directly within the app.
Can I make a wish list? Yes. There is a 100 title limit on the Wish List.
Will items in my wish list check out for me? No, you need to manually check them out.
Does the Text to Speech Function available in Blio work on mobile devices? No, unfortunately the Text to Speech Function only works on Windows PCs that have an installed voice. Unless you've purchased an optional voice from Blio for your Apple or Android based tablet or smartphone, that function will not work.

 

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