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 School Library if you have any questions about reading eBooks.
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/Logout 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 you are having trouble logging in, use the Chrome browser. eBooks work best in this browser.
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?
Select keyword, title, author or subject from the Type drop down menu. Then select eBook under the Format drop down menu to limit your search to eBooks.
Click Set Options.
CAREFUL! The search results will list ALL items available in the Erwin library on that topic unless you limit your format search. Be sure you are looking at EBOOKS.
To find more information about how to make your search more successful, use these Follett Reference Guides:
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.
To checkout the book, click Checkout.
If you open the book, it will open in a new browser tab. You must go back to the Destiny Discover tab to check the book out.
Use the "carrots" on the left and right side of the screen to navigate through the book.
To adjust how the book is shown on the screen, Click on the Aa in the top right. 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 font size and background color.
After making the adjustments, click the X to close this window.
Use these Follett Resources to Personalize Your Reading Experience!
Download an eBook to Read Offline
Access eBooks Offline
Use the Table of Contents
Listen to an eBook
Change Display Options
Create and View Bookmarks
View and Export Saved Notes
Search by Keyword
Use Online Help
Create Highlights, Notes and More
Change Voice Options
Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Listen to an Audiobook
How do I get help with eBooks?
The online Help feature will guide you through the various aspects of finding and reading eBooks.
You can also come to the School Library for help using eBooks.