Navigating your digital library

Here are the crib notes for navigating your digital library – from browsing to borrowing – so that you can become the bookworm you're destined to be. 🐛📚😍

This article is for STUDENTS. 👦👧👨‍🎓👩‍🎓


Through Engage you get instant access to thousands of free ebook titles from classic fiction, Shakespeare plays and poetry, to biographies, past exam papers (for matric) and study guides.

When logged in to Engage, you will find the 'Library' section on the left-hand side of the dashboard. 

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Browsing the library

In the Snapplify Library, you can search for various titles using the search bar at the top of your screen. To refine your search, or to find more search options, click 'Advanced'. Once you've typed in your search details, click 'Search' or hit 'Enter' on your keyboard.

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The 'Recommended' and 'Favourites' tabs make it easier for you to browse your digital library.

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‘Recommended’ features an automatically curated list of favourite books that come from all Snapplify Engage accounts (inside, as well as outside your institution). These are the 'world’s favourite books, according to Engage users'. Use this for inspiration, to see what others are reading, and to get inspired to dive into a new recommended read.

‘Favourites’ features ebooks that your school librarian has favourited, helping you to find content your librarian has highlighted as useful or interesting.

My Wait List

The 'My Wait List' section lists the library books that you are waiting for because someone else is currently reading them. When the book is returned to the e-library, it will automatically be assigned to your account if you are the next user on the book’s ‘Wait List’. ⏰

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Collections

Snapplify's curated collections allow you to browse through pre-populated lists of ebooks, based on popular authors, series, themes and interests.

Here, you'll find great ebooks to read. Whether you're looking for story books for young readers, to learn all about Egypt, to brush up on great painters, or to delve into a teen romance novel – we’ve got something for everyone.

Categories

The ‘Categories’ section gives you another way to find books related to what you are interested in, or what you are studying.

Under ‘History’, you will find historical reads; while those who enjoy love stories will find their next fix under ‘Romance’, and Star Wars fans will find other sci-fi worlds to get lost in under ‘Science Fiction & Fantasy'.

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Reviewing and returning the library books you have checked out

Under the ‘My Books’ section in Engage, you’ll be able to see the library books that you have currently checked out, as well as any Early Access books, the ebooks you've purchased, and any books on your ‘Wait List’.

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Here, you can see when your books are due to auto-return. You can also return books to the library by clicking the ‘Return’ icon under the book you want to return. 📚

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Need help finding something? Use the live chat in the bottom right corner of your screen or email us at help@snapplify.com.