The Amplify digital library offers more than 600 classic and contemporary books aimed at fostering a love of reading and learning. 

Note: The images in this article show books for ELA teachers and students, but most functionality also applies to Amplify Science articles. 

Jump to:
    Accessing the Library
    Library Features
        — Search
        — Book Details
        — Settings
        — Customize Your Library
    Reading a Book

Accessing the Library

To access Amplify Library, open the Global Navigation menu from the top left corner of the curriculum website, and click on the Library icon:

The Library will open in a new window. You and your students can always access Amplify Library directly by visiting

Enter a 4-digital alphanumeric PIN to access books after they are downloaded. Users can also opt out of this feature by click on the X in the top-right corner. 

Users can always set their PIN later from the Settings menu.

Library Features

A. Open the Settings Menu.
B. Navigate by:
    — Genre: Books organized by genre
    — My Library: Automatically generated lists based on your activity
    — Lists: Lists curated by Amplify content editors
C. Search the Virtual Library.
D. Teachers can filter books by Lexile level.
E. Browse books in the featured book list.
F. Click on a book cover to open the Book Details.
E. Click on “See All” to see all books in that booklist.

Search the Library

A. Enter a title, author, genre, or keyword and click the orange SEARCH button.
B. Click the SURPRISE ME! button to generate a random book title.


View Book Details

A. Click on the heart to favorite a book.
B. Click on START READING or CONTINUE READING to open a book.
C. DOWNLOAD a book for offline reading.
    Clicking “Downloaded” removes the book from offline access. Elementary Science      books are not available for offline reading.
D. Click on a keyword to see similar titles. 

Reading Settings

Access your reading settings by opening the main menu and selecting “Settings”. These settings are also available inside the Reading view. 

Customize Your Library

You and your students can customize the look of your library by opening the Themes or Toons from the main settings menu:

Example: Customized library 

Reading a Book

  1. Select a book cover in the Library.

  2. Select the orange START READING or CONTINUE READING button.

  3. The eReader application will open the text to the last spot read. 

  4. Click anywhere in the eReader to display or hide the toolbar:

eReader Toolbar

A. Go to other recently opened books or return to the library.
B. Open the Table of Contents.
C. View glossary words revealed for this text. Not all texts include glossary words.
D. Favorite this title.
E. Toggle between scrolling and paged reading modes (see below for more info).
F.  Search within this text.
G. View the annotations, notes, bookmarks, and highlights made in this text.
H. Open reading settings to:
    — Adjust text size
    — Show or hide paragraph numbers
    — Show or hide annotations
    — Show or hide reveal words (glossary words)
    — Create a PIN for accessing books offline
I.  Annotate Tool: Click and drag your mouse to add a note, highlight, or copy text. 

You can also add a note or a bookmark by clicking on the right margin of the text:

There are two Reading Modes:

  1. Scrolling (default view): Scroll up and down to read the chapter in one continuous page. 

  2. Paged (select the Paged toggle in the toolbar): Chapters are broken into pages, automatically adjusted for your browser size. Select the left and right arrows at the bottom of your browser to turn the read the text. 

Paged Mode
Note: The Annotate tool is not available in this mode.

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