Amplify Library

An overview of how to use the Library and eReader for Amplify ELA and Amplify Science.

Updated over a week ago

The Amplify digital library offers more than 700 classic and contemporary books aimed at fostering a love of reading and learning. The collection spans a wide range of genres, topics, and cultural perspectives—a diversity meant to support students as they develop literacy skills. The titles have Lexile levels spanning grades 3–12, providing books for students with varied reading abilities.

District Administrators can now customize the Amplify Library to build their district’s digital library and print book lists.

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

Accessing the Library

To access the Amplify Library, open the Programs & Apps menu from the global navigation bar of the curriculum website, scroll down to Tools, 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

You can enter a 4-digit alphanumeric PIN to download books for offline reading or you can opt out of this feature by clicking X in the top-right corner.

You can always set a PIN from the Settings Menu.

Library Features

A. The Settings Menu

The Settings Menu is the hamburger menu in the upper-left corner of the page. The Settings Menu contains:

  • Home: Return to the Amplify Library home page

  • Reading Settings: Edit the text size, line spacing, letter spacing, and show paragraph numbers, annotations, and reveal words

  • Themes and Toons: Personalize your library with a background theme and personal icon toon

  • Create Pin: Create a pin number to download books for offline reading

  • Log out: Log out from Amplify

B. Navigate by:

  • Genre: books organized by genre

  • My Library: automatically generated lists based on your activity, such as recently read, favorites, downloaded, and all books

  • Lists: lists curated by Amplify content editors

C. Search the Virtual Library by title, author, genre or keyword. You can also click SURPRISE ME! to generate a random book title.

D. Instructors can filter books by Lexile level. Students don’t see the Lexile levels.

E. Browse the featured book list.

F. Click on a book cover to open the Book Details and start reading.

From the Book Details, you can favorite a book, start or continue reading, and download a book for offline access (Once you’ve downloaded the book, the button says Downloaded. You can click Downloaded to remove a book from offline access).

Elementary Science books are not available for offline reading.

G. Click > to see all books in that booklist.

Reading Settings

Access the settings by opening the Settings Menu and click Reading Settings. These settings are also available inside the eReader through the gear icon in the upper-right corner.

You can change the text size, line spacing, and letter spacing. You can also choose to turn on the paragraph numbers, or show annotations and Reveal Words. Click here to learn more about Reveal Words. All reading settings are specific to your library and dol not change the reading settings for others.

Show paragraph numbers

When you turn paragraph numbers on, they display on the left of the text in the eReader and in the curriculum.

You also can turn them on or off by clicking the Paragraph Numbers icon in the curriculum.

The paragraph numbers will display in all books in the eReader and texts in the curriculum until you turn them off. Turning paragraph numbers on or off will apply to both the curriculum and the eReader.

Themes and Avatars

You and your students can customize the look of your library by clicking Themes & Avatars in the main settings menu:

Themes change the background of your library, and avatars let you personalize your icon.

Reading a Book

  1. Select a book in the Library. The Book Details panel displays.

  2. Click Start Reading or Continue Reading to open the book.

  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. Click in the margin to write a note or place a bookmark.

The eReader

At the top of the page are the eReader navigation links:

A. Go to other recently opened books or return to the Library.

B. Open the Table of Contents.

C. Return to the last spot you read in the text.

D. Search within the text.

E. View the annotations, notes, bookmarks, and highlights made in this text and review your Revealed Words (glossary words). You can search the annotations and filter by highlights, notes, or bookmarks.

Not all texts include Revealed Words.

F. Open the eReader Reading Settings to:

  • Adjust text size, line spacing, and letter spacing

  • Show or hide paragraph numbers

  • Show or hide annotations

  • Show or hide Reveal Words (glossary words)

G. Annotate Tool: Click and drag your mouse to add a note, highlight, or copy text.

In the eReader, you can also add a note or a bookmark by clicking in the right margin of the text.

Reading Modes:

There are two Reading Modes:

  1. Scrolling (default view): Scroll up and down to read the chapter in one continuous page. Select the arrows at the bottom of the screen to go between chapters.

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

Paged mode is currently not available.

Spanish-language texts

ELA Spanish-language texts are searchable by title or by the keywords Spanish or Spanish language. Science Spanish-language texts are searchable by title only.

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