Q. Reading Arizona and Axis 360

Guide to accessing Reading Arizona eBooks using the Axis360 platform. 


Account Setup 

  1. Go to Reading Arizona and click Login in the upper right corner.
  2. Click on the link next to "Don't have a user name? Click here."
  3. Enter the name of the state in which you reside (Note: Due to licensing restrictions, Reading Arizona is only available to residents of the state of Arizona).
  4. Complete the webform to create an account.

Download the app

  1. Get the free Axis 360 app for your tablet or smartphone from your app store. The app works on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. 
  2. Open the Axis 360 app. Select your city and state, or search for Reading Arizona. 
  3. Sign in with user ID and password. 
  4. Tap a cover to borrow a title or place a hold. 

NOTE: If you do not have a tablet or smartphone, you may access Reading Arizona eBooks from a web browser on your computer. After checking out items, use the Read in Browser or Listen in Browser option.

Using the Axis 360 app in iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Using the Axis 360 app in Android and Kindle Fire

Checking Out

*Find the title you wish to check out and then tap the CHECKOUT button. Your title will immediately begin to download and will open automatically inside the Axis 360 app. The loan period is 14 days by default.

*A title cover showing a solid black icon in the upper right corner is immediately available for checkout; a gray one indicates the title has a wait list. 

Checking out titles in Android and Kindle Fire

Checking out titles from the Axis 360 website

How long is the lending period for an eBook?

The default lending period is 14 days. 

How many eBooks can I check out at once?

You can check out up to 3 titles at one time. 

Can I check out eBooks for my Kindle Paperwhite or Voyage?

No, eBooks checked out from Axis 360 cannot be accessed on a Kindle eReader, such as Paperwhite or Voyage. 

Will you be adding more eBooks to the collection?

We will continue to add new Arizona related eBooks to the collection. 

Placing Holds


Find the title you wish to reserve and click tap the PLACE ON HOLD button and confirm. You will be notified by email when the title is available to check out. If your email address isn't already registered with Axis 360, you will be asked to provide it at this time.

How many holds can I place at one time?

You can place up to 3 holds in Axis 360. 

What do I do when I receive notice that my hold is ready?

Be sure to read the instructions given in the email. Go to the link provided in the email and proceed to check out the item. You have 72 hours to check out your hold before it expires and is given to the next patron on the holds list.

I clicked on the link in the email notification to retrieve my hold, but it doesn't appear under "My Stuff." What happened?

Make sure you have signed into the correct Axis 360 account, if you have different user accounts in your household. 

If it’s an eBook, why is there a waitlist to check it out?

This is the model publishers negotiated with most eBook vendors so that libraries can provide access to eBooks. As a result, borrowing eBooks is similar to checking out physical books – one copy at a time per patron. If another patron has already checked out an eBook, you may put a hold on it.


Returning Titles Early

Although it's not necessary to return your title early, you may return it if you like. Otherwise, the title will be returned automatically at the end of the loan period. 

Returning titles early in iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Click the book icon (My Stuff), locate the title to be returned, swipe to the left to reveal a Return button and then tap it and confirm to return your item. You may also return the title by tapping on the cover, which will reveal a RETURN button. Tap it and confirm to return your title. 

Returning titles early in Android and Kindle Fire

Click the book icon (My Stuff), locate the title to be returned, and tap the three-dots to reveal a Return button and then tap it and confirm to return your item. You may also return the title by tapping on the cover, which will reveal a RETURN button. Tap it and confirm to return your title. 

Returning titles early in the Axis 360 website

Go to the Library’s Axis 360 website, log on with your 14-digit library card number and PIN, click My Stuff and locate the title to be returned, and then click the RETURN button and confirm to return your item.

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Technical Requirements

What devices can I use to read Axis 360 eBooks?

Most devices running an operating system that allows the Axis 360 application to install onto it should work. See the eBook Software Requirements Chart for more information. NOTE: e-Ink devices, such as Kindle and Nook, are not compatible with Axis 360. 

Is there an Axis 360 app?

Yes. The app is available for Android devices running 4.0 or later, iOS devices running iOS 7 or later, and Kindle Fire tablets.

Do I need BLIO or Adobe Digital Editions to read Axis 360 eBooks?

No. You no longer need BLIO or Adobe Digital Editions to use Axis 360. Download the all-in-one app to read eBooks from Axis 360.

Help Topics

My title won't load after downloading. What's wrong?

If your title doesn't load, try logging out of the app and logging back in. You could also try uninstalling the app and reinstalling it, or returning the item and checking it out again, if no one else is waiting for it. If the problem continues, submit an help request

Where can I find more help topics?

For more details on checking out and downloading Axis 360 titles, visit the Axis 360 Help page.

Who do I contact if I have a question or problem?

For the quickest response, please use our online help form and include as many details as possible regarding the issue you are experiencing. If it is a technical problem, please include any error messages you received and details about your computer (e.g., Mac/PC, operating system, version of browser used, etc.) You may also ask for help from a librarian at your local library.


  • Last Updated Apr 09, 2020
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  • Answered By Megan Hammond

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