Read at school and at home
GCS offers over 5000 eBooks for elementary students to read at school or at home. As long as students have access to an internet connection, they have access to books!
See below for instructions about accessing and reading eBooks.
Please contact the Erwin School Library if you have any questions about reading eBooks.
Where do we find them?
How do we login?
From the home screen, find the Login button in the top right corner. You can also go to the main menu. Login is listed at the bottom.
Each student has a login for eBooks. The username is the students' lunch number. The password is the student's birthdate in MMDDYYYY format.
username = 1234567
password = 01012001
TIP: If the login information does not work, try closing the browser and starting over. The Try Again button rarely works.
How do we find books to read?
CAREFUL! The search results will list ALL items available in the Erwin library on that topic. But you want EBOOKS, so you are looking for Digital items.
From the search results screen, click the Digital tab to see only eBooks.
Then you can filter your search by which books are available or other criteria such as reading level or genre.
How do we read an eBook?
Books that are currently checked out by another patron, will have a Hold button.
To read the book, click Open.
This opens a box that allows you to determine if you want to view one or two pages of the book at a time. You can also adjust the height and width of the book so the image fits on the screen without scrolling.
After making the adjustments, click the X to close this window.
Some of the books have a read-aloud option. If there is a Play button in the bottom left corner, you can listen to the book and read along.
How do I check the book out to read later?
If you are reading the book and want to check it out to finish later, click on Book in the top right of the screen. Then click Check Out Title.
In the Book menu, you can also search the book for keywords and view the Table of Contents.
After you check the book out, you can click Back in the top left of the screen to go back to your search results.
How do I find books I have checked out?
From here, you can see what eBooks you have checked out, your Favorites list, and your Holds list.
To open a book you have checked out, click on Checkouts, then click on the eBook that you want to continue reading.
CAREFUL! The checkout list will show all school library items that are checked out. Only eBooks will have the OPEN button next to them.
How many eBooks can I check out and for how long?
At the end of two weeks, eBooks will expire and will automatically be checked in.
To return an eBook early, open the Bookbag and click the Return button next to the book title.
Other Destiny Discover eBook Features
How do I use the Notebook?
Click on Notebook at the top right of the screen. Then click on the blue + sign on the right.
You can print the notes you saved. You can also edit and delete them.
How do I use the Favorites list?
To add a book to Favorites, click the Favorite button next to the book in the search list.
To view your Favorites list, click on the "hamburger" to open the menu and click Favorites. When you open your list, yo can read an available book on the list, place a Hold if a book you want to read is checked out, or remove the book from your Favorites.
You can copy the citations to paste into a Word document or export them to an Easybib account.
How do I read eBooks on portable devices?
Navigate to eBooks on a device via the links on the Erwin school webpage. Open a book and click on Bookbag. There will be a choice listed as Download App. Click on that choice to open a new window.
Alternatively, go to this link to open the same window.
Options for reading eBooks on different device formats will be listed. Click on the link for your appropriate device and follow the instructions provided.
How do I get help with eBooks?
The online Help feature will guide you through the various aspects of finding and reading eBooks. There are videos available for some topics.
You can also see Ms. Cravey in the Erwin School Library for help using eBooks.