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What is Open eBooks?

Connellsville Area School District introduces Open eBooks project that was developed by Department of Education #GoOpen Campaign. The idea is to get books in the hands of our students without cost.

Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children in school and home. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps

How to Install on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

How to Install

  • You will need an Apple ID and a device with iOS8 or above in order to download the Open eBooks app.
  • From the Apple App Store app, search for and install the free Open eBooks app. Once installed, open the Open eBooks app.
  • Tap Accept to agree to the terms of Service
  • To register your First Book code
    • At the bottom of the screen, tap Settings > Account and enter your Access Code and PIN.
    • Tap Log In.
    • Get your access code from your librarian.

How to install from your Android

How to Install

  • You will need a Google Play account. From the Google Play Store app, search for and install the Open eBooks app.
  • Once installed, open the SimplyE app.
  • Tap Accept to agree to the terms of Service
  • To register your First Book code:
    • Tap Settings > Account and enter your Access Code and PIN
    • Tap Log In.

Using the App


Browsing the Collection

  • Tap the Catalog icon (open book) at the bottom of the screen. At any time you can tap the cover of the book to read a description of the book and borrow the book.
  • Browse Categories:
    • Swipe from left to right on the book covers to view the popular and available for the respective category.
    • Scroll up and down to view the different categories.
    • Tap the category titles or More... to view sub categories or a list of all books in the respective category.
  • Browse Category List:
    • Scroll up and down to browse the list of books

To Find a Title

  • To search for a particular title
    • Tap the Search icon (magnifying glass) in the navigation bar in the upper right corner of the screen.
    • Type the name of the author or title of the book. A list of books matching your search criteria will be displayed.
    • Scroll the list of results to find your book or refine your search.

Reading an eBook

  • At any time you can tap the cover of a book and tap Borrow to get the book. When the books has downloaded to your device you simply tap Read to open and read the eBook
  • To exit or navigate to a particular section
    • Tap the center of the screen to bring up the top menu bar.
    • Tap My Books on the upper left to exit the book
    • Tap the button on the upper right of the top menu bar to bring up the TOC (table of contents), then tap on the section or chapter you wish to open.
  • To change font type, size, contrast or brightness
    • Tap the center of the screen to bring up the top menu bar.
    • Tap the button (second from the right of the top bar menu).
    • Tap the appropriate control or selection from the options displayed.

Accessing your Bookshelf

  • Tap the My Books icon in the bottom center of the screen.
    • Tap Read to open and read a particular book.
    • To turn the page, tap on the left or right edges of the screen.
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