Boundless 4+

Premium digital library app

Baker & Taylor

    • Free

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Description

Boundless by Baker & Taylor gives users the ability to discover and enjoy ebooks, digital audiobooks, video and videobooks from their library or school on mobile devices.

• Read, listen, and watch all in one app
• Supports eRead-Along and videobook content
• Recommendations based on your interests
• Join reading programs and challenges from your library
• See your progress and earn badges for reading achievements
• Notetaking, bookmarking, page layout and font controls

Boundless is a digital content service from Baker & Taylor, the premier distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries.

Boundless Library is a service from Baker & Taylor, the premier distributor of books and entertainment products.

What’s New

Version 1.1.30

We’re listening and continue making improvements to help ensure you have the best experience.
In this release we focused on addressing the following bugs:
• Downloads getting stuck
• Page Freezing when advancing to the next page
• App Freezes when initializing the download.
• Issue with Google SSO Authentication

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9.2K Ratings

9.2K Ratings

srl80127 ,

So frustrating!

I’m an avid audiobook listener and have used several different apps. This one is by far the most frustrating to use. 1. It freezes for a solid 30 seconds each and every time I open the app to use it. Grrrr! 2. Having to choose a profile every time I open the app is annoying. Who shares their app with someone else and why would they need multiple profiles??!?! I want the app to open to my profile every time WITHOUT the added clicks to get there. 3. Too many clicks required to do basic tasks. For example, if I click ‘continue’ on a book that I have previously been listening to, I then also have to click ‘play’. Why??!? That should easily be ONE click, not two. Another example, if I open my ‘holds’ or ‘wishlist’ folders, I can’t then click into a particular book profile and then hit ‘checkout’, you can only check out the book from the main hold or wishlist page. Stupid design!

Besides the app freezing every time it is opened, there are far too many steps required to accomplish simple tasks. I really dislike this app immensely!

Java High ,

Too many things missing to make it worth using

With the update of the app from Axis360 (which I actually liked), I had high hopes this change to Boundless would come with new technology. Alas, I was disappointed. I do not see any real improvement from the original app, making me wonder why they bothered. The opportunity is there, hopefully Baker & Taylor will figure out how to make this work before they fail altogether.

To name of few of the flaws I see at this time:
1. Cannot choose a different font (I don’t consider “Dyslexia” an option)
2. Cannot adjust page color or brightness
3. Cannot make page number visible while reading
4. Cannot add additional libraries without signing out of the one you are in
5. Page turning is not fluid, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. They claim in the most recent update (April 2024) we should be able to tap anywhere in the right/left margin to turn the page. Doesn’t work half the time, at least for me.
6. They also claim in the same update, they decreased the top margin, so there is “less white space at the top.” However, there is no setting to adjust the margins on the left/right, one setting is all you get with all that wasted “white space” on the sides.

IF I have listed something here incorrectly because I missed it in the settings, then there is still something wrong, since every one of of the things I listed should be simple and clear to understand how to change or adjust it.

Meterre ,

So So Glitchy

I mostly try to avoid using this app unless a book I really want to read is available here that I can’t get through Libby or in print.
Tonight, I spent a little over an hour reading and the app froze on me at least a dozen times. I couldn’t turn to the next page. I’d close it out and it would take a full minute for the book to reload again- often the dark mode the print wouldn’t show up or it would still be frozen and I’d have to repeat the process.
After a couple times I thought maybe the app hadn’t updated automatically so I went to manually do it. Nope. Apparently it updated a week ago and the page turn glitch was supposed to be fixed.
If I’m not on perfect WiFi or cell service there’s basically no chance of the book loading, even though I have cellular downloads turned on. Half the time I can’t even get to the page with all the different profiles.
I do appreciate that occasionally I can get books with tons of holds on other apps available more quickly on Boundless but I think it’s likely because everyone hates this app so much.

Developer Response ,

We apologize for the frustration you are currently experiencing with Boundless. We truly expected this last release to address the page-freezing issue. The development team is continuing to look at those users that are still experiencing the issue and working to eradicate this bug forever! We appreciate your feedback and patience as we work through this issue. We certainly want to improve your experience on Boundless as well as your star rating.

App Privacy

The developer, Baker & Taylor, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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