Download Resources to a Device

How do I download a title to my device? Mackin-hosted resources can be downloaded for offline access. To download a title to your device, open the MackinVIA app on your device and log into MackinVIA. Select the desired title and click/tap Checkout. The Download button will be available after checking out the title. Click/tap this…

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 returned to the system when the return date arrives….

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 MackinVIA™ may contain a variety of resources,…

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. means the requested title is available. A notification will also display next to your Backpack when the requested title becomes available.

Favorites vs. Notebook vs. Checkouts vs. Requests

What is the difference between my Favorites, Notebook, Checkouts and Requests? Favorites is a place to save titles for future reading. Notebook is where you can view all the notes you’ve written about titles. Checkouts is where you can see a list of titles you currently have checked out along with return dates. Requests is where you can see a…

Check Out Digital Resources

Do I have to check out resources to read them? Many digital resources do not need to be checked out, meaning everyone can read them at the same time. Other resources can only be read by a certain number of students at one time. To check out a title, make sure you are logged into your Backpack™ account….