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Getting Started Guide for NextGen on Windows
Getting Started Guide for NextGen on Windows

Read books offline on Windows

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Written by Jessica Leung
Updated over a week ago

Log into your school ebook portal

Log into your school ebook portal; if you can't remember the address you can find your school here:

โ€‹You may already be logged into your portal if you are reading this.

Download the Box of Books Reader Installation File

Locate the Download Reader section and click through to the Windows Desktop reader download page. Don't forget to make a note of your Bobby Pin; you will need it later to authorise your offline reader.

Download the .exe installer for the offline reader. A file called bobreader-XXX.exe will end up in your Downloads folder by default.

Install the Box of Books eReader

Open the installation file. If a security alert appears, click "more info" and "run anyway" to proceed.

Wait for the installation to finish.

Sign In to the App

When you open the app for the first time, you will be asked to sign in to the reader so you can see your books. You will need your student email address and Bobby Pin (4 digit code).

Note, your Bobby Pin was emailed to you and is always available on the school ebook portal under "Personal Profile".

Download Books Offline

When you first open the eReader app you should see the same books in your Book Box that you see on your school ebook portal. Click the "Download book" button at the bottom of a book cover to save a book for offline use.

Once the download is complete, the cover will no longer be greyed out and the book will appear under the "Downloaded" tab.

Can't see your text?

You may need to refresh your offline reader's Book Box by clicking on your name on the top right corner of the window to see newly allocated texts.

Happy reading!

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