How to borrow library books

  • COVID-19 Safety Protocol

    covid-19 We are excited to offer students our library books during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Students will not be able to browse the book stacks, but they can easily place holds on books, which will be pulled by a librarian.  Students will be notified that their books are ready for pickup during their library lesson (K-5) or by email (6-12).  All returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours to ensure safety.  


    How to place a hold on a library book

    STEP 1

    Visit your library website.  Click on the ISearch icon. [Direct link to ISearch.]

    isearch icon

     

    STEP 2

    Select My Account at the top of the page.

    My Account

     

    STEP 3

    Enter your 5-digit school ID number in the User ID field.  Your password is your 4-digit birthday in MMDD format.  For example, if your birthday is April 9, your password is 0409.

    user ID

     

    STEP 4

    You are now viewing your library record.  You can click on the blue tabs to view your current checkouts and holds. (If you have any overdue items, the system will block you from placing holds on new books.)  At the top of the page you can search for a book.  You can use the drop-down menus to specify if you are conducting a search for title, author, or subject.  

    book search

     

    STEP 5

    When viewing the search results, some books will have an "Internet" call number.  These are ebooks that can be read in the Sora app.  All physical library books will have a standard call number.  When you find a desired book, click on it to bring up its details.  Use the drop-down Action menu to select Place Hold.

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    STEP 6

    Choose your school.  Press the Place Hold(s) button.

    choose school

     

    When the book becomes available your school librarian will pull it and get it ready for you.  Students in grades K-5 will receive their books during their library lesson.  Students in grades 6-12 will receive an email to notify them to pick up their held book(s) in their media center.

     

    Please see your media specialist if you have any questions about borrowing books.  You are welcome to email your media specialist by finding them on the Library Staff page.