PHS Media Center


Back To School 2018: Parents & Students

Welcome Back!

This is the periodic media center newsletter of the Plainfield High School. It contains information that parents and students may find helpful and is the primary means of communication about what is happening in the media center.

Media Center Information

  • Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • National Honor Society Tutoring: Monday - Thursday (3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
  • Student Technology HelpDesk located in media center (during class periods)
  • Book/Magazine Checkouts - 3 weeks
  • Student printer/copier located in the media center
  • Media Center Website - research databases, library catalog, ebooks, Indianapolis Star, USA Today, magazines and online resources
  • Reading Club
  • MakerSpaces Club

Media Center Student Orientation

PHS Online Library Catalog & eBooks - Online Access

Staff and students can access the library catalog and ebooks through the PHS library catalog.

Computer/Laptop E-reading Instructions:

  1. Go to the Plainfield High School Website and click on Media Center - Library Catalog/eBooks or use the url address -
  2. Click on Plainfield High School.
  3. Login with your username and password (username: same as tablet & password: student ID).
  4. Search for the book you would like to read
  5. To check out an ebook, click on the title and then choose "open."
  6. Click on "Book" to Check Out Title.

Books are returned automatically after 3 weeks.

Destiny Discover App: Library Catalog & eBooks

Follett’s Destiny Discover app allows you to browse, search and access our school’s library resources with ease. Search our library’s Destiny catalog or Follett eBook and audiobook collection in an easy to use environment.

• 24/7 access to your school’s digital content
• Supports both online and offline reading of eBooks and audiobooks

Login Instructions:

  • Enter Plainfield High School as your school - make sure it is the Indiana one!
  • Login with your username and password (username: same as tablet & password: student ID).


Search the media center online library catalog to access SAT/ACT/AP ebooks. Also, check out INSPIRE's Teaching and Education Reference Center (see below).

Testing & Education Reference Center

Students have access to Testing & Education Reference Center. Students can find the website through INSPIRE (Indiana State Library database) or from the Plainfield High School Media Center website under Research Databases. The Testing & Education Reference Center includes the following:
  • AP practice tests and ebooks
  • SAT/ACT practice tests and ebooks
  • Career information
  • Basic Skills questions

Access My Library App: Gale Databases/Resources

Access My Library provides you with our subscribed Gale reference databases/resources. Enjoy instant unlimited access to databases and eBooks covering:
  • Gale Student Resources in Context
  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • Word History In Context
  • US History In Context
  • Indiana History Online
  • Biography In Context
  • eBooks
  • Testing and Education Reference Center
  • And more...

Google for Education - Training Center

Access the Google for Education Training Center for tools and tips to get you started using Google.


  • Google Cardboard - virtual reality (also located in guidance for virtual college trips)
  • Sphero - computer coding with a robot
  • LittleBits - robotics
  • SnapCircuits - robotics
  • Legos - create and build
  • Black Out Poetry
  • Chess / Checkers
  • 3D Puzzles
  • Creation Station
  • Coloring

Goal(s) for the 2018-2019 School Year

1. Working with teachers on co-teaching/individualized instruction of students in the media center learning environment.
2. Maintain an inviting learning environment that promotes individual learning with 1:1 technology.

* The PHS Media Center Goals were developed by consulting with students and staff members.

PHS Media Center on Social Media

Twitter: @plainfieldmc

Instagram: phsmediacenter

Facebook: phsmediacenter

Goodreads: Lael DuBois

Lael DuBois

Lael DuBois is a certified School Librarian / Library Media Specialist (grades K-12) who has been the media specialist / school librarian at Plainfield High School for 12 years. Prior to that, she was the school librarian at Pike High School and Pike Freshman Center.