Get Started with myON (Students)

Watch the short videos below for a quick overview to logging in to myON. The videos take students through initial login, assessments, finding and reading books, and more.

Pre-K through Grade 1

Elementary Students

Grades 6 and Up


Note that myON subscriptions may use either the Lexile placement test or the myON placement test (and the myON placement test can be turned off).

If the student's primary language is Spanish, have the student choose Español in the software and see Para comenzar con myON (Estudiantes).

Choosing Your Interests

The first time you log in, the Interest Inventory will open.

Elementary Students

For each category on the page, choose the face that shows how interested you are in that category. When you finish, select Save at the top or bottom of the page.

select interests with younger interface

Older Students

For each category on the page, choose the circle that shows how interested you are in books in that category. The circle farthest to the left shows the least interest; the circle farthest to the right shows the most interest. When you finish, select Save at the top or bottom of the page.

select interests with older interface

Books in the student's recommended library are based on the student's level of interest in the eleven categories. Interests can always be changed after the initial inventory choices.

Finding Books in the Library

Select Library at the top of the myON window to start looking for books.

select Library

To find out how to use the library to look for books, read the sections below or watch this video:

Recommended Books

Select Recommended to see books that are recommended to you based on your grade and your Interest Inventory. (Your Star score is also used if it is available.)

select Recommended

You will see a few book ideas at the top of the page. The book shown will change after a few seconds, but you can also use the arrows to see the next or last book.

example of a book suggestion

You will also see many categories of recommended books. These might include books in your ZPD (your reading range), top picks, books from special collections, books like ones you have already read, books popular with students in your grade, and books about the topics you chose as interesting to you. Choose the arrow in a row to see more books.

examples of recommended book bands

You can select the drop-down list in the "Because I Like" category of recommended books to choose a different category. You may also have a category that lets you choose to see recommended books in a specific language.

recommended books because I like

recommended books because I like drop-down list

If you want to change the interests you choose, select Edit your interests above the recommended books.

select edit your interests

To see options for a book, select the book cover. To open the book and start reading it, select the read button. To record yourself reading the book, select the record button. To see information about the book, select the info button. To add the book to your favorites, select the add to favorites button. For some books, you may also be able to choose to take an Accelerated Reader Quiz by selecting the take AR quiz button.

click the book to find the buttons

If you click the info button, a window with information about the book will open.

book overview

Next to each piece of information on the right, you can click more like this button to see more books like this one. For example, you could find more books from the same book series by clicking the icon next to the Book Series name.

To see more information about the book, click book information button. You can see the author, the audio length, the ATOS book level, the AR quiz number, whether a myON quiz is available, and the copyright date.

To see book reviews, click book reviews button.


Select Browse to choose books by category.

select browse

Choose one of the categories to see books in that category. If you'd like to see the books in a subcategory, select it.

book categories

book subcategories

You will see the books in the category or subcategory. If you select the filter icon (filter) icon, you can also choose whether to see only fiction books, only nonfiction, or only graphic novels.

book filters

Usually the books that you find look like this:

book covers in a subcategory

If you want to see more information about the books, select the List button above the books. You will see a description of each book, its ATOS book level, the grade levels, and how long the audio is. If you want to go back to seeing just the book covers, select the Grid button.

list view of books in a subcategory

Favorites & Bundles

Favorites & Bundles shows the books that you added using the add to favorites button icon in a list of books, the add to favorites button button when viewing a book's information, or the add to favorites button button when reading a book. It is a good place to save books that you are interested in reading.


Select Search to look for books by title, author or other book information. You can also choose to find books that are fiction or nonfiction, books with certain book or reading levels, books for your grade, or types of stories. For more information, see Using Filters When Searching.

book filters and search

Seeing Your Progress

A dashboard shows students goals and how many minutes they have read this week and month, how many books they have finished, and how many pages they have read. For more information, see Student Dashboard and Goals.

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Student Profile Report (Student Access)

Students and parents can print a profile report to see a visual snapshot of their personalized reading activity.

myON Apps

Get myON apps for iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Chrome.

In Spanish: myON apps (Español)

Book Annotations

Students have access to literacy tools such as highlighter, brush, and sticky notes.

Book Annotations (Early Grades)

Book Annotations (Middle Grades)

Book Annotations (High School)