Getting Started With MackinVIA

Step 1

Set Up User Backpacks

Backpack™ accounts help users store and manage digital resources. Users can:

Check out and save eBooks and audiobooks
Take notes, highlight text, and add bookmarks to their personal Notebooks
Export Notebook content to Google Drive or OneDrive
Offline access for eBooks & audiobooks with the MackinVIA app

Users can create their own Backpacks through self-registration, or you can create Backpacks for them within your MackinVIA Administrator account, either individually or through an import of user data. Alternatively, we can work with you to automate Backpack creation through a free integration with your user management system or library catalog.


Step 2

Add Your Existing Digital Content to Our Open Platform

A unique feature of MackinVIA is that you are able to bring your own license. Add your existing digital content using the Add New Resource tool in your MackinVIA Administrator account, or request a migration from Mackin’s Digital Services team. With the initial purchase of digital resources from Mackin, your first migration is complimentary. Please see our Migration Policy for more information.

Step 3

Get to Know Your MackinVIA

Here are some links to help you learn the in’s and out’s of MackinVIA.

Request a live demo from our MackinVIA experts!

Step 4

Promote MackinVIA to Students and Staff

We’ve put together these packages to help spread the word about MackinVIA to your fellow educators, students, and their parents! Each themed package includes:

  • Poster
  • Bookmark
  • Shelf marker
  • Stickers

Want to download these files individually? Visit our Free Print Resources page!

Download Your Theme Below


Step 5

Add Additional Content: eBooks, Databases, Webpages, and More!

With over 3 million digital titles to choose from, you can be sure to find everything you need. Here are some links to help you get started.

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