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OneClick Apple App

The OneClickdigital app for Apple devices allows you to download and play audiobooks directly on your device, no transfer from computer is necessary. 

Compatible: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 4.0 and newer.   

If your device is too old for the app, or you would prefer not to use it, books can be transferred from the computer to Apple devices (under iOS 7) using the OneClickdigital Media Manager software. 

Instructions:


Getting Started

To use OneClickdigital, you must (a) register for an account, (b) install & set up the app.

A. Register for an account (with your Kansas Library Card)

Kansas Library Cards provide access to any statewide online library service.  These are separate from your local library card, but you can get one at any public, school, or academic library.  More detailed registration instructions and links to alternate login pages for some libraries are found here.

  1. Go to http://kslc.org and log in with your Kansas Library Card.
  2. Click the OneClickdigital Audiobooks Registration link in the brown box.
  3. You are now at the Create an Account screen.  You have proved to the company that you are a Kansas resident.
  4. Fill out the form.  Some notes:
    • Username:  is the only permanent field.  Pick something that you like and that is easy to type.  Do no use spaces in your username.
    • Passwords: need to be at least 7 characters long and contain both letters and numbers.
    • Zip Code: please provide a 5-digit zip for statistical purposes.
  5. Click the Create Account button only once, and wait a moment.  When this is complete, "Welcome [Your Name]" will appear in the upper right corner.

B. Install & set up the mobile app: 

  1. Open the App Store on your device. 
  2. Search for and install the OneClickdigital app onto your device. 
  3. On your device, find and open the OneClickdigital app.  It will look like the image at right.Oneclick apple app icon
  4. Select your region as North America to proceed.  You must do this or your login will fail.
  5. Log in to the app with your OneClickdigital username and password.  You may choose to have the app remember your login information.  The first time you access the app it may have you tap login twice--once as it identifies your account as "State Library of Kansas" user and a second time to confirm.

You will now be on the My Titles screen of the app.  If you do not have any books checked out, this section is blank.  Continue reading below to learn how to check out. 

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Check Out a Book

Browse More Titles currently pulls up the regular OneClickdigital website inside the app.  If you use a small device and find this interface difficult, you may checkout books on your computer through the OneClick website.  Anything checked out there will be available for use in the mobile app after login or refreshing the app (your account will always sync). 

  1. From the My Titles screen of the app, tap Browse More Titles.
  2. Search or browse for a book to check out. When you have found a book, tap on its cover.
  3. This shows the book's details. Use the Checkout Now button (or place a hold if all copies checked out).
  4. Tap the red Close button in the upper right corner to return to the My Titles screen.
  5. Your new checkout should be shown.  If it is not, refresh the app:
    • Dragging down on the My Titles screen and holding.
    • A black arrow will appear at the top of the books list with the message "Release to Refresh." 

Search & Browse Tips

We often use a bit of all three of these tips to find a book. Availability, a certain genre of book, and then sort by for the newest titles!
Simple Available Now Book Search

  1. Choose Advanced Search.
  2. The last box on the right is Available for Checkout. Choose "Available."
  3. Search.
  4. Only books that are available right now will be shown. Use other tips below to sort them further if necessary.

Sort By for Results
Each results list, regardless of how you started (browse or search) will have a Sort By box, with these options:

Sort by selection box
We commonly like to do the "Available Now" search shown above, then sort by Release Date. This puts the newest books available first.

Search Selection Column

All results lists will also have a Search Selection column on the right side of the book results. Use it to narrow a broad search or browse:

  • Available books, if you did not start with an availability search.
  • Books by Genre, like mystery, romance, or juvenile fiction.
    search selection column allows you to limit your search

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Download & Play a Book

Download the Full Book-optional

The Download All button will be in the lower right corner of your My Titles screen.  Tap this button and follow the prompts--it will instigate download of all chapters of all currently checked out books.  Want to see all of the screens in this process?  Click here.

If you do not want to wait for all books to download, simply begin playing the first book.

download all button

Start Playing a Book

On the My Titles screen, tap the play button for the book you wish to play (outlined in green).  This button is sometimes difficult to tap correctly on smaller devices.  If you get the book's summary page instead, go back to My Titles and try again.

oneclick apple app play title

If you did not use the Download All feature, the book will begin downloading the first file in the book, which is usually the introduction.  

oneclick apple app downloading title

Once the first part of the book downloads, the book will begin to play.  All other parts will download as it plays.   Note that the top red bar contains two buttons:

  • return to My Titles.

  • open book button--this is the book's table of contents.  You will be able to skip forward or back by several chapters if necessary.  Any bookmarks you create can also be retrieved from here. 

Below the cover art of the book are the control options.  There are the regular playback buttons (skip back, pause, etc), but also two additional buttons:

  • Plus button--bookmarking feature.  The app is supposed to save your place, but not all users find this to be consistent.  

  • button--brings up the book's details (full summary, expiration date).

 

 

 

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oneclick apple app title playing

Other Options

Many frequently asked questions about this service can be found on our Help & FAQ page.

Return a Book Early

The maximum checkout period is 21 days, but most also do not need the book that long. Early returns are appreciated!

  1. Tap on Browse More Titles to access the OneClick site inside the app.
  2. Choose My Collections.  Your checked out items will be shown. 
  3. Tap the return button only once, and wait for the page to process & refresh.  Tapping multiple times may return other books on your account accidentally.

Renew a Book

  1. Tap on Browse More Titles to access the OneClick site inside the app.
  2. Choose My Collections.  Your checked out items will be shown. 
  3. Tap the Renew button.  If there is no renew button, then the book is not eligible for renewal.  You may not renew a book that someone else is waiting on hold for.

Holds - Viewing & Managing

When all digital copies of an audiobook are checked out, you may place it on hold.  When it is your turn for a hold, the system will automatically check it out to you and send you an email that it is ready. If you need to update the email address on your account, visit the My Account section. 

  1. Tap on Browse More Titles to access the OneClick site inside the app.
  2. Choose My Collections.  
  3. Tap the Holds tab. 

From here, you can view the status of your holds and remove any hold you no longer want. This area includes how many copies of the book are owned by the library. A hold with 8 copies of a book is a much shorter wait than if we only owned one copy.

oneclick example of holds


Leaving the wifi range?

All parts of the book must be downloaded before leaving the range of the wifi connection.  If it is not, the book will stop playing and the app will display a connection error once it gets to the end of the currently downloaded parts.  Please realize that if you log out of the app while there is no connection, you will be unable to get into the app until connection is re-established.

Download All Button

Using this button will cause all parts of all books currently checked out to download.  It is found in the lower right corner of the My Titles screen.

download all button

The app first checks that it has a wifi connection - confirm that you wish to download the books.

confirm download

Choose in what manner you want the books to download.  Since you intend to leave the wifi-zone, you want all parts of the book downloaded right now, so select Yes.

download without allowing device to fall asleep

The app will now start downloading the chapters of the first book on the app. It will continually show you the progress of the downloads.  This screenshot was taken as soon as the download begain, note the red bar. 

When the first book is downloaded, it will continue on to the next until all books are downloaded.  You will receive a "downloads complete" message when it is done. 

download progress shown

 

Didn't use Download All, but book has been playing for some time?

To be sure that all parts have downloaded before leaving the wifi area, tap the open book icon in the upper right corner as the book downloads/plays.

oneclick apple app downloading title

Downloaded chapters will be in bold black, chapters not downloaded are gray.  When all chapters have downloaded, the device can be out of range of a wifi connection and play the book without interruption. 

Note: if you have many undownloaded chapters or multiple books, it may be easier to return to the My Titles screen and use the Download All button.

oneclick apple app chapters screen

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Questions or Need Help?

Email the State Library's Statewide Services desk at audiobooks@library.ks.gov, or call toll-free during regular business hours: 800-432-3919. Please mention that you are using OneClick audiobooks as we also handle other statewide services.  We can:

  • answer general questions,
  • help with problems (lost password, errors)
  • teach you one-on-one about OneClickdigital, including helping you set up.

For the most common questions and problems, see the Help & FAQ page.

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|     Last modified: Feb 13, 2014