Instructions for Setting Up a Blio Account
(for specific instructions for a Kindle Fire tablet, click HERE)
After clicking on the word ‘ebooks’ on the left hand side of the homepage (newmilfordlibrary.org), you will be brought to this screen, the Magic Wall. You must download the free reader program before doing anything else.
Click on ‘Get the App.’
You will then be brought to this screen. Choose the appropriate download for the device you are using. Close the screen after Blio is installed and reopen Blio from the icon on your desktop.
After downloading and installing Blio, you must create an account.
Blio requires an email address and a password, which must contain a minimum of six characters, including at least one upper case letter and one digit.
Minimize the screen once your account has been set up. Return to the Magic Wall, which is still open in your browser. Because the collection is so small to begin with, only patrons with New Milford Public Library cards will have access.
Go back to the Magic Wall, click on Login in the upper right hand corner. A login screen will come up asking for your library card number and your pin. This pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number, whether you have changed it to something else with Evergreen or not.
It will then open to a larger screen and you will need to enter the same phone number pin, a username, and the email address you used to set up the Blio account.
Now you are logged in, you can browse the books in the collection. Click on a title to see more about it.
To check out a title, just click on Checkout Here. Just like print books, a title may be checked out to only one person at a time. Close the Magic Wall after you have checked out your title and re-open Blio.
You will need to enter your username, your email address, and the Blio password (which then becomes your pin in New Milford’s access).
The title you choose will then download to your Blio library. You will need to click on ‘sync with book vault’ in order to access it from every device on which you have downloaded Blio.
And this is how your book will look!!!
All of this work was simply to set up the accounts. Once you have done this, all you will need to do is click on New Milford Public Library’s access, choose your book, and check it out (or put it on hold). It will be in your Blio account for three weeks, where you can read it any time and anywhere.