Axis 360 gives library and school users the ability to search, browse and discover ebooks and/or digital audiobooks available for lending through their public library or school with ease. Designed to provide a mobile experience for users of the Axis 360 digital media library, the Axis 360 app lets you sync with your local library or school’s digital collection, allowing you to check out materials in a user interface optimized for your device.
The free app allows you to browse, check out and read ebooks or listen to audiobooks in a single app.
Axis 360 is a service from Baker & Taylor, the premier distributor of books and entertainment products.
In this release, we’ve made some changes to the search screen and added the ability to receive notifications within the app. We’ve also addressed a variety of bug fixes like the “Unsupported URL” error some users were seeing on the My Stuff page. Finally, we’ve made sure that items you’ve checked out always display within My Stuff.
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Good but could be great
I’ve had the app a long time. At first I could only do e-books with it though (the audiobooks didn’t work). About a year ago the audiobooks started working too, and that has been great! There are still some improvements I would like though. I wish I could save a list of the books I have already read (ideally with some notes and a rating), for my own future use. There is no feature for doing that, so at the moment, I put books I liked, into my “wish list” (along with interesting books I haven’t read yet). While I’m talking about the wish list, I have some minor complaints about that too. It seems to automatically remove a book from the wish list once you’ve checked it out, and you can’t put it back in the wishlist while it’s checked out. This can be an inconvenience if you have the book checked out and it expires - if you don’t remember enough about the title or author, it can be difficult to find the book to check out again. There are some other things I would want to tweak after that. But it’s awesome that I can browse books, check out the books, and read or listen to them, all on my phone!
Convenient but glitchy
I do love this app because I read so fast and I’m traveling a lot so I can’t always make it to the library. So it’s very helpful for people who read fast and read a lot dave trips to the library. (I do prefer reading from an actual book but it’s so nice to have it on my phone for reasons like 1)reading when you have unexpected downtown 2)not having to carry large amounts of books on trips). It’s also nice because if I finish a book too fast and I won’t be able to go to the library for a few days or a week I can just hop on WiFi and return it and get more books!
HOWEVER, this app has MAJOR glitches. Sometimes whole pages just don’t exist so you miss parts of the story. In one book a whole chapter was just nonexistent. I had to figure out what happened through context clues and from reading a chapter summary online. So that stinks. Also I will have perfect WiFi AND will have downloaded the book and it still gives me the spinny wheel. In addition, the search mode on this app is so so bad. They will have the book but you have to type it in exactly how they want it for it to pop up. You can type in the author and sometimes nothing pops up, or sometimes you ha to type in the author for the book to pop up and the title doesn’t work. So if you want to find new books just use the internet, and then search on the app for the book you want. If this app had no glitches, this would be my favorite app of all time!
Slow and Clunky
Definitely not a fan of this app. I’ve had it for a few weeks now and have primarily used it for audiobooks. I’ve only used it once for an ebook because the app was so horrible it ruined the book for me. The pages would not turn and when they did, it was often back a page or two or even to the beginning of the chapter. There was no rhyme or reason to which page I would end up on. No page numbers were even given, so it was nearly impossible to figure out where I left off. I made it to the beginning of chapter 4 of the book before giving up completely because I was so frustrated with the whole experience. As for the audiobooks, when they actually work, they work okay. Good luck getting them to work, though. It takes ages for them to download and even when they’re downloaded, pauses happen like they’re buffering. What is the point of completely downloading the audiobook to your phone if it’s just going to buffer? And when that happens, it never restarts on its own. I have to restart the whole app and hope I remember roughly where I was in the story because the app sure doesn’t know. Searching for a title through the app is pointless. Even having the exact title of a book won’t always give you the right title, despite my library system owning the rights to it. I can find it on the website itself, but searching through the app is a nightmare. Why my library system uses this, I will never understand. It’s downright awful.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.