By Baker & Taylor
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
To find out if your local library or school participates, please visit http://www.baker-taylor.com/axis360/find-a-library.htm.
Axis 360 is a service from Baker & Taylor, the premier distributor of books and entertainment products.
What's New in Version 3.6.5
Syncing Last Listening Position for Audio book
Syncing bookmarks for Audio books
Improved navigation of notes and highlights for eBooks
Problems with both ebook and audiobook
I am so mad that my library switched to this app for books. I have had more than one book that I check out and download, only to discover that the only thing available to view is the cover page. I have tried to remove the book and redownload, but does not work. I have even returned and checked out the books again, but that does not work either. What is particularly frustrating is to be on a waiting list for a book for weeks, only for this issue to arise.
Now I am having issues with an audiobook. My kids and I have been listening to a kids book while on a car trip. At one point the book did not move to the next chapter, but just abruptly stopped. I hit play, only to discover that we were no longer at the same place. I couldn’t remember what chapter we were on, and wasn’t about to search while driving, so we had to wait to restart the book. We did start it back up and listened to it successfully for that day’s drive. But when I went to start it a couple days later for our return trip it will not load. It just spins and tells me it is loading, and eventually the app closes. I tried removing and redownloading the book. Nope. So I am now facing a long car trip without the book to help keep my kids quiet and entertained. Thanks, Axis 360 for the hellish car trip I am now facing.
Honestly since I have downloaded this app it is completely Junk. I am so glad that the library has an app opportunity but I am extraordinarily disappointed in it the poor quality. I love listening to audiobooks. I think I have pretty low expectations of what should happen with an audiobook. It should play. It should play every time I hit play. It should play when it’s been downloading. It should continue to play until I personally hit stop. This is not the case with this app. Ever since I have downloaded it it is been plagued with issues. I have had to delete the app and re-upload the app and then find on my books again that were deleted because I deleted the app. This is very disappointing app. I know that book apps can work much better than this because I also am a member of Audible. On Audible I download the book I play the book I listen to the book and I move on from the book. With this appI might be able to download the book I might be able to listen to the book and more than likely not. In the past week I have tried to download A number of books and I was able to listen to one. I hope the developers are Reading this and work to improve their app. We’re kind of at their mercy.
Really want to rate higher but too many glitches
I love the idea of an app that I can access audiobooks through my library for free. This is especially important to me because I’m visually impaired and cannot read books any other way. Unfortunately Access 360 has a lot of glitches that I must contend with if I want to use the app. I don’t know if it’s because I use my accessibility features on my phone and that messes up the interface but there are so many glitches it’s frustrating. I think the apps that have features like audiobooks that specifically cater to visually impaired or blind people need to make sure that that kind of interface is flawless. The two main glitches that are the most frustrating are when I go to the chapters feature it kicks me off the app and most of the audio books that I have checked out I often can’t finish reading because it will just stop playing at a certain point in the book and then I can’t skip ahead in the chapters because of the other glitch. I would happily write this app much higher if these little glitches or fixed!