Getting Started: Boundless in Mobile Browser

Step-by-step instructions: (Printable version)

In the browser on your device, visit our Boundless collection: Tap Sign In in the top right, then enter your library card number.

  • Similar to many popular online streaming services, you will now have the option to create up to five profiles under a single library card for a more personalized experience based on age. For example, teen profiles display only young adult or children’s materials, and kid profiles only display children’s materials. Profiles are completely optional and can be added or deleted at any time. 
  • Enter a profile by clicking on it.
Search or Browse
  • To search: Use the search box at the top to look for a title, author, or keyword. Use the refine/equalizer icon () to filter and sort the search results.
  • To browse: From the menu at the top left, select Browse. Use the refine/equalizer icon () to filter by subject, genre, format, availability, etc.
  • The format (e-book or audiobook) is indicated at the bottom of each book jacket.
  • When the book jacket has a diagonal banner that says Waitlist, the title is checked out and you may place a hold. Titles without that banner are available for check out.
 Check Out and Read/Listen
  • When you find an available title that you would like to check out, tap on the cover and then tap Checkout.
  • Under your checked out title, tap Read or Listen to open the book.
  • For e-books, tap anywhere in the screen to reveal menu items at the top right, table of contents at the top left, and a progress bar along the bottom. Use the menu items to change font size, use bookmarks, or search within the text.
  • To download an e-book for offline reading, tap the three horizontal lines on the top left to see the Main Menu. (Only e-books can be accessed offline at this time.)
    • Select Offline Access and wait for it to download. You will get a success message.
    • Create a browser bookmark so you can return later to the book, or add the page to your home screen.
      • On iOS devices, tap the share icon, then Add to Homescreen.
      • On Android devices, tap the menu (might be three dots at top or bottom) and selecting Add to Bookmarks or Add to Homescreen.
    • When you use the bookmark or icon on the homscreen to return to the book, you will be prompted to enter your Library ID (your library card number).
  • For audiobooks, use the menu items at the top right to adjust audio speed, bookmark, or set a sleep timer.
  • It is not currently possible to download audiobooks for offline listening.
  • To close the book, close the browser tab. Your place is automatically bookmarked.

You may check out 99 titles at one time.

 Place a Hold
  • To place a hold on a title that is checked out, tap on the cover and tap Place Hold. If you entered an email address in your profile, you’ll receive an email notice when your hold is ready to check out.
  • Once the title is ready to check out, tap on My Shelf, then Holds, and then Checkout.

You may have 70 titles on hold at one time. You have three days to check out a hold once it becomes available for you.

 Early Returns and Renewing
  • Items are automatically returned after 21 days and there are no late fees. To return a title early, tap on My Shelf, then Checkouts. Tap on the three vertical dots at the bottom right of the book jacket, then Return and Ok.
  • If a title does not have holds, you will be able to renew it within three days of its due date. To renew, tap on My Shelf, then Checkouts. Tap on the three vertical dots at the bottom right of the book jacket, then Renew. Next, to reactivate the title, tap the three dots again and Remove, then Download Now.