Zachry Library Newsletter

Welcome to 2020-2021

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Although the beginning of the school year is unusual, the love of learning and reading will continue to be an important part of the library.


Even though we're starting things off in a new way, the library's resources (including me) are still available for students and families. Please feel free to contact me.

Ms. Barajas

veronica.barajas@nisd.net

Safety Protocols

Many new safety protocols in place to ensure that the resources in the Zachry Library can be used safely. These are the ones that most directly affect how students and families access library resources.


  • The same hold system will be used through Destiny Discover for student check-outs while students are virtual learning. Once students return to the classroom, they may use the hold system for checkouts, and the books will be delivered to their classrooms.
  • After books are returned, books will be placed in quarantine for three days before they are available for checkouts.
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Destiny Discover

Destiny Discover provides access to online databases, ebooks, audio books, and more! See the following video to see how to access everything online! After watching the video, use the following link to get to Destiny Discover.
Distiny Discover Video
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Accessing e-Books Through Sora

Sora is both an app and a website where students can access eBooks and Audio books. You have direct access to Sora through the Destiny Discover link available above. Just sign in with s#. Teachers, you have access to the eBooks too by signing in with your e#.


Also, the San Antonio Public Library will now allow you to check out eBooks and audio books from their collection through Sora with your s# or e#. You Do Not need a San Antonio Public Library card number to access these amazing resources. So remember to Add the San Antonio Public Library to your library choices.

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Returning Library Books from Last Year

We still have books that are checked-out from last school year. It would be wonderful to get as many of those back as possible.


If you still have any library books out, please return them as soon as you can. You can return books anytime the school is open. Also, if you still have books from your previous elementary school, feel free to return them to Zachry. We can get them returned to the appropriate school. As always, there are no late fees associated with overdue books.


If you aren't sure about whether you or your student has books checked out, you can log-in to your Destiny Discover account to view current check-outs.

Zachry Library Mission

Mission: Every student, every day, learning at high levels of achievement

Vision: All means ALL