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About MackinVIA App

What can I do with the MackinVIA™ app? With the MackinVIA™ app, you can view your checkouts while online or download digital resources to your device for offline access. If you have Internet access on your device, you can also browse through your library’s digital collection and checkout…

Searching for Digital Resources

There are many ways to search for ebooks and databases in MackinVIA. For more ways to search in MackinVIA, go to Searching through Ebooks or Searching through Databases. To skip to a subsection of this topic, choose from the links below. How do I perform a Keyword Search? How do I search by…

Return Digital Resources

How do I return a digital resource? If you have finished a resource and want to return it early, log into your Backpack, click on the Backpack icon, and select Checkouts. Click the Return button next to the resource. What if I forget to return a resource? A resource will automatically be…

Request Checked-Out Digital Resources

How do I request a resource that has been checked out? Digital Resources that are unavailable will have the following icon on the cover image: For digital resources that are labeled unavailable, you can click the Request button next to the cover image to be placed on a waiting list. If an…

Renew Digital Resources

How do I renew a resource? To renew a resource you have checked out, log into your Backpack, click on the Backpack icon, and select Checkouts. Click the Renew button. Please Note: The Renew button will only be available when 5 days or less remain in the checkout period. Additionally,…

Notebook

How do I save notes and highlights about a resource? Your Notebook allows you to save notes and highlights about digital resources. (Please Note: You must be logged into your Backpack to use this feature.) From your Notebook, you can: View, edit, and delete your notes Search your notes Sort…

Favorites

How do I save the resources I like? Favorites allow you to save your favorite digital resources in one place. Accessing My Favorites Log into your Backpack, click on the Backpack icon, and select Favorites. Add Digital Resources to Favorites (or remove them) Click the Add To…

Missing Checkout or Request Buttons

Why do some resources in MackinVIA™ not have the option to check out or request? To check out or request titles, your school must have enabled the Backpack™ feature as well as the checkouts feature, you must be logged into Backpack, and the resource must be hosted by Mackin. Your…

Mackin-Hosted Digital Resources

Why do some resources open in programs with different features? All digital resources hosted by Mackin will open in the MackinVIA™ Reader. Some resources are hosted by other publishers, which will account for the differences in appearance and features.

Labels on Cover Images

What do the labels next to the cover images mean?  indicates there are no available copies of the title. means the title is checked out to you.  means you have requested the title. A notification will display next to your Backpack when the requested title becomes available.