Search or browse for a book to check out. One of our favorite ways:
Go to Browse & pick Advanced Search.
All Available make this Available to see only books you can get now.
All Genre - pick a subject (mystery, biography, juvenile fiction) to narrow down your search from the start.
Every book with available copies (in your selected subject/genre) will show. From here, you could set the Sort By (at the top left) to Date Added to see the newest books in your search.
When you have found a book, click the cover. The book's details are shown.
Use the Checkout Now button (if not limiting to available books and all copies are in use, the button is Hold).
If your browser asks to download a file, click cancel.
Use a Book
From Browse (or under your name) select My Titles section.
In the list of checked out items, click the title of your book, not the cover.
This will show you a book details page. The gray bar has a "play" icon on it - use this to start playing the book. Notes:
click the Chapters tab to see all chapters / sections of the book, see which is currently playing, or to skip ahead to a particular chapter.
the next chapter/section of the book plays automatically after a slight pause.
the online player cannot bookmark your place, keep track of where you left off.
Early return - in the My Titles area, click the X button in the upper right corner of your checked out book. If you have already clicked into your book's summary/chapters area, you can click the gray "return" button.
Renewals - in the My Titles area, click the renew (two arrows in circle) button below your book's cover art, or the gray "renew" button if you are on the summary/chapters area. You may not renew a book that someone else is on hold for, so the renew button will be missing if that is the case.
Holds - also found in the My Titles area, further down the page. You can view your current holds and remove any you no longer want. When it is your turn for a hold it will be checked out to you automatically and the system will notify you by email.
Download buttons (down arrow on book cover) in My Titles are for manual download users only, do not use this.
Wishlist feature - this is just a "save it for later" area. It does not checkout the book to you or put them on hold.