Total Boox Android App

Compatible with Android 4.0 and newer.

Getting Started - Install App & Login

  1. Open the Play Store on your device.
  2. Search for and install the Total Boox Libraries app.
    Note: be sure to select the Libraries version of the app, as they also have a retail version.
  3. Open the app for first use - it will want you to login.  Fill out as follows:
    • Select Library = State Library of Kansas
    • Library Card Number = Kansas Library eCard number
    • PIN/Password = your birthdate in MMDDYYYY format.  Example: If your birthday is January 29, 1980, you should enter 01291980. 
  4. The app will connect. Normally, the app will save your information and you will not have to log in every time. 

Check Out & Download a Book

  1. Tap the "Get Books" button in the app. Sections to find books: 
    • Main page (with open book/Total Boox icon) shows Editor's Picks, Featured Author, and New Arrivals.
    • Categories is subject browse. Note that if you tap a large category like Fiction you have the opportunity to narrow down to Mystery, Science Fiction, Western, etc.
    • Shelves - These are pre-made collections of books, most from the Total Boox staff. Expect them to evolve a lot over time! You can select particular books from a shelf or  download the entire shelf at once.
    • Search - This is a simple search, we recommend trying an author last name, part of a title, or a keyword.
  2. When you've selected a book, tap the "Download" button for the book.  It will turn gray. 
  3. Tap the "My Library" button in the upper right corner when you are finished checking out books.
  4. Your new checkouts appear in the top row (Recent) of your app's main page. When the blue circle with arrow disappears the book has finished downloading and is ready to use.

Reading a Book

  • Open a book: Tap the cover of the book from your app's Library & select "Read."
  • Turn a page: Tap the right margin to go forward, tap the left margin to back up. 
  • Close a book: Tap the center of the book page. This pulls up a menu, tap the house button.
  • Change text size: Tap the center of the book page and choose the A button.

What Else?

  • No limits reading.  Checkouts do not expire and currently there is no limit on how many you can check out at a time.  This service charges the library based on how much of each book you read, so if you check out a book but do not read it there is no charge to the library.  If you read the entire book, we pay for the entire checkout.  We are not charged if you re-read a book later.
  • Shelves Feature - organize your checkouts. Note: a shelf will be automatically created in your app if you choose to checkout all titles in a pre-made shelf.
    • Tap the plus sign next to "Create new shelf."
    • Name the shelf, and tap "Create Shelf."
    • Add checkouts to the shelf by:
      • Hold down on the cover art of the book and drag it down to the new shelf.
      • Tap on the cover art of the book, choose "Copy" then the name of the shelf.
  • Deleting a book (optional) - tap on the book's cover art, then select "Delete."