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.
Note: 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 Global Navigation menu from the upper-right corner 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 ereader.learning.amplify.com.
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.
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).
Note: Elementary Science books are not available for offline reading.
G. Click > to see all books in that booklist.
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.
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
Select a book in the Library. The Book Details panel displays.
Select START READING or CONTINUE READING.
The eReader application will open the text to the last spot read.
Click anywhere in the eReader to display or hide the toolbar:
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. Toggle between scrolling and paged reading modes.
E. Search within the text.
F. 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.
(Note: Not all texts include Revealed Words.)
G. Open 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)
H. 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.
There are two Reading Modes:
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.
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.
Note: The Annotate tool is not available in Paged mode.