My Bookshelf and BrowZine Account FAQ

General Information


What is My Bookshelf?

My Bookshelf is the area within BrowZine where you can organize your favorite journals so the current issue is one click or tap away and BrowZine can help you stay up to date in your field!  Choose the "Add to My Bookshelf" button when viewing a journal to add that title to My Bookshelf.  You can then organize your bookshelf by moving the journals between multiple "shelves" and "bookcases" as well as renaming the shelves and bookcases to whatever you'd like!  Then, when you login on any device, this configuration will automatically sync to that device and display red bubbles indicating when you have new articles available in that journal.

What is the BrowZine Account?

The BrowZine Account is the system used to provide personalization features throughout the BrowZine ecosystem.  Having a BrowZine Account is required for using My Bookshelf on all devices as it is used to tie together your different devices so you only need to configure My Bookshelf on one device and the configuration will sync seamlessly between them.

The BrowZine Account is available on mobile devices for all users with mobile access and at BrowZine.com for libraries who have subscribed to this feature.  If you do not see "My Bookshelf" in the title bar for your library at BrowZine.com, then your library has not yet added this option to their subscription.  If you think this is in error or would like to add this feature, please contact us and we would be happy to assist!

What email can I use to create my BrowZine Account?  Does it matter?

In most cases, you can use any email you would like!  For libraries using the BrowZine Pairing Service, you may be restricted to using only your university/company email address.  BrowZine will alert you to this fact if you try to use another email at one of these accounts automatically.

Do I have to have an account?  Can I use BrowZine at all without one?

No, you do not have to have an account to use BrowZine.  You can still browse the shelves, look up titles, read tables of contents, and download articles.  However, in order to use the personalization feature of My Bookshelf and My Articles, a BrowZine account is required so that we can synchronize and back-up your data across all devices and ensure that we keep your device accurately updated.

Troubleshooting



On BrowZine.com, how do I see My Bookshelf and/or add titles to My Bookshelf?



On the web you need to first login to your BrowZine Account to either see or edit My Bookshelf.  To do this, simply click on the link for "My Bookshelf" in the menu bar and you will see a login link.  If you do not see "My Bookshelf" as an option, then your library has not yet subscribed to this feature on the web.  If you are interested in adding this, please contact us and we would be happy to assist.

Then, when you navigate to a title, you will see a new option available to you to add the title to My Bookshelf.



Once you click this button the title will be added to the next available open slot on My Bookshelf.

On BrowZine.com, how do I move journals around on My Bookshelf?

To move a journal on your bookshelf in BrowZine Web, hover your cursor over the journal's cover image until a small icon appears in the top-right corner:



Clicking this should open several options — choose "Move...":




After you choose the "Move..." option, grey boxes will appear showing you potential places you can move the journal to.



Clicking one of these grey boxes moves the journal to that location. You can also click a different bookcase from the menu on the left and should see the same grey boxes shown on the new shelves.

You can also see a brief demo of moving a journal in one of our demonstration videos.



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