Getting Started With MackinVIA

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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
  • Download eBooks & audiobooks for offline access with the free 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.

Student Overview

Administrator Overview


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 one our MackinVIA experts!

MackinVIA Promotional Theme

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
  • Table Tent
  • Shelf marker
  • Stickers
  • Website widget
  • Parent letter
  • Educator letter

Want to download these files individually? Visit our Downloads page!

Download Your Theme Below

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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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