Users can read our EPUB format on their Apple computers and iOS mobile devices (such as the iPhone) using iBooks. The first set of instructions below are for devices running the macOS, such as Apple computers. The next set of instructions are for devices such as the iPhone or iPad, running iOS. 

Apple Books on macOS 

Download EPUB 

  1. Log in to your account. 

  1. Search for a book using the search box at the top of the page. 

  1. After finding the book in the search results, select EPUB from the download format drop-down menu, then select the Download button. 

  1. You’ll then be taken to your My History page. Select the Available or Downloaded link next to the status of the book to save it to your computer. 

Open Apple Books 

  1. Locate the EPUB file on your computer. Unless you’ve changed your browser settings, books should save to your Downloads folder by default. 

  1. Double-click the file, or select the file and press Command + O, to open it in iBooks. 

  1. To listen to the audio, highlight the text that you’d like to hear. Next, right-click and select More < Start Speaking. To stop the audio, right-click the text and select More < Stop Speaking. You can also start the audio by selecting the Edit menu at the top of the screen, then Speech < Start Speaking. 

Reading Books on iOS 

Devices running iOS include iPhones and iPads. 

Download EPUB 

  1. On the iPad, launch an internet browser and navigate to the library home page, and log in to your account. 

  1. Search for a book using the search box at the top of the page. 

  1. After finding the book in the search results, select EPUB from the download format drop-down menu, then select the Download button. 

  1. You’ll then be taken to your My History page. Select the Available or Downloaded link next to the status of the book to save it to your device. 

  1. Select the Open in Apple Books button to save the EPUB file to Apple Books. 

Open Apple Books 

Once you’ve opened the book in Apple Books, you can use Apple’s built in Text to Speech feature to listen to the book. Before you can use this feature, you’ll need to enable Text to Speech and word-highlighting: 

  1. Go to Settings on your iOS device. 

  1. Select General, then Accessibility. 

  1. Under Accessibility settings, select Speech. 

  1. Under Speech settings, enable Speak Selection, Speak Screen, and Highlight Content.  

Once Text to Speech is enabled: 

  1. Open your book in Apple Books. For best results, please disable Scrolling View in Apple Books settings. 

  1. Swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen to start listening from the top of the page. 

  1. To listen to a particular paragraph, tap and hold on the text to highlight it, then select the Speak button to start the audio. To stop the Text to Speech, select the Pause button. 

 

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