Online borrowing

 

How to check out ebooks and audiobooks from the library

On a desktop or laptop computer:

  1. Use this direct link:  www.gordonschool.org/onlinecheckout
     
  2. A blue page with “Destiny Discover” in the upper left-hand corner will open. Use the navigation suggestions at the top to help you locate a book you’d like to read.
     
  3. To log in:  a student’s username is their graduation year followed their first initial and last name. For example, the username for Gordie Gator in the Class of 2028 would be 2028ggator. Password is: bookshelf.
     
  4. Click on the book you’d like to read. When possible, select Open rather than Checkout. When you select Open, other people can also read the book. When you select Checkout, no one else can read the book until you remember to return it!
     
  5. To see what books you have checked out and to return books: While logged in, go to the Main Menu by clicking the three horizontal lines in the upper left-hand corner of the page. Select Checkouts. Select Return for all titles you are ready to return.

On a tablet or smart phone

  1. Go to your device’s app store.
     
  2. Search for Destiny Discover and download this free app. 
     
  3. To log in: a student’s username is their graduation year followed their first initial and last name. For example, the username for Gordie Gator in the Class of 2028 would be 2028ggator. Password is: bookshelf.
     
  4. Click the blue login button.
     
  5. You now have the option to search for a specific item or browse eBooks or audiobooks. 
     
  6. Once you have selected a title from those available in Destiny Discover, click the green “Checkout/Hold” button to check out and begin reading/listening.
     
  7. Once you have checked out an eBook/audiobook, you can access the title by pressing the “Open” button. 
     
  8. You may return the title early by clicking on “Bookbag” from the main menu in the upper right corner. Select Checkouts and then Return. 
     
  9. Most eBooks can only be checked out by one person at a time. EBooks with the infinity icon are available for check out by an unlimited number of readers.
     
  10. The circulation period for eBooks and digital audiobooks is fourteen days.


The spring 2020 readaloud library

In the spring of 2020, faculty, parents and students began contributing to an online library of video readalouds. You can access these videos at www.gordonschool.org/readalouds - the password is readalouds