Opening a book
You are able to open any text that is available in your library. In order to engage a text, hover over it with your mouse. Once the text is brought forward, clicking on it will direct you to the reader view.
Favouriting a book
Favouriting a book will bring it to the top of your library homepage so you can always easily access the texts you use the most. To favourite a text, hover over the yellow heart icon in the right-hand corner of the book cover and click this button. Once a text has been favourited, the yellow heart will become opaque. Pressing this button again will un-favourite it.
Reading a book
Reading books on the platform, whether it is through our apps or via a web browser, is easy to do. Whether you just want to browse through some content or you have a specific chapter in mind, we have created intuitive functionality to suit all your needs. We display a mixture of ePUBS and PDFs on our platform - each has a slightly different format.
When you are reading a PDF (example below), it functions similarly to the format of PDFs on other browsers or apps you will have come across before. To browse through PDFs, you can simply use the infinite scroll to proceed through the book content or use the main page and chapter navigation functions (detailed below) to skip to a particular section. Page numbers are displayed within the pages.
When you are reading an ePUB (example below), you can scroll through a chapter at a time (i.e. not infinite scroll). You can easily jump to and from chapters by using our 'Go to previous / next chapter' arrows located at the top and bottom of a chapter, respectively. Page numbers are displayed on the right hand side of the pages.
Note: Clicking on the 'Go to previous / next chapter' arrows will always direct you to the beginning of the chapter
Navigating to a specific chapter or page
If you already know what chapter or sub-chapter you want to go to you can click on the appropriate section in the Table of Contents (displayed on the right hand side of the app) and it will take you there.
You can also jump straight to specific pages by using the 'Go to...' page number function at the bottom of the Table of Contents. Simply enter the page number, click Enter and away you go.
If you are simply wanting to peruse the book, you can also use our handy progress bar (purple br) at the bottom of the screen. Moving the slider back and forth will allow you to skip through the book quickly.