Check out these FABULOUS reading resources! They are FREE! You are sure to find just the right book for you!
A List of Online Digital Resources for eBooks, audiobooks, and more!
The Destiny Read App:
Used to access and download Follett eBooks and Audiobooks
Available for iOS and Android devices—it’s free!
For step-by-step directions, please click the link below:
MackinVia Online Research Library (ORL):
24/7 online access
Used to access many research databases, eBooks and audiobooks
For all interest levels
Students have access to the online research library on their eClass page
It can also be accessed by going to the GCPS main portal page.
Click here for a comprehensive list of online research library database logins and passwords for home access
The Libby digital library reading app from the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL):
Offers thousands of incredible eBooks and audiobooks for FREE!
Access the Libby reading app using a tablet, computer, or mobile phone
Students sign in using their student numbers
PIN is the student’s birthday in MM/DD format
Must be signed up for GCPL Branch Out to access the Libby Reading App (Note: Most TMS students are in Branch Out--their parents signed them up at the beginning of the year on the MPP portal). However, if there are students that are not signed up, it is quick, free, and easy. Parents can sign their students up from home. Want to know more about the Libby Reading App and how to use it? Please watch this video.
If students have trouble accessing their GCPL Branch Out/Libby App accounts or have questions, please reach out to the GCPL at 770-978-5154 or use GCPL’s Chat tab on the GCPL website.
Sora, by Overdrive:
Sora has been linked to all student G Suite accounts.
All students have access to all ebooks and audiobooks through the Gwinnett County Public Library as well as a handful of ebooks provided by Overdrive during this promotional period for the Gwinnett County School District.
The Sora widget for students to log on via their eCLASS pages is located at the bottom of the page right beside the Media Catalog and Online Research Library widgets.
Sora is offered through promotion. I do not have details as to when the promotional period will end, but will let you know as soon as I receive this information. To watch a step-by-step video of how to use Sora, please click here.
ScienceFlix resource located on the Online Research Library (ORL):
ScienceFlix database is setup by topic and each module is designed by lessons
Includes videos, articles by reading level, experiments, informative assessments, etc. for every level
Text conversion to Spanish is also available
Click here to access the ORL ScienceFlix login information
Audible (Audible Stories):
A website for free audiobooks
Stories can be streamed via laptop, phone, tablet or desktop computer at stories.audible.com
Audiobooks are divided into categories: littlest listeners, elementary, tween, teen, literary classics and folk & fairy tales
Selection ranges from beginner readers to novels for advanced readers
Includes books recorded in Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German and French
Some titles are narrated by celebrities
A great online resource for free audio books Check it out here!
Full color articles from Scholastic Journals can be accessed and printed from our Online Research Library (ORL) by using the Secondary Schools Explora database on the ORL
Articles can also be translated into other languages if you choose the HTML full text option
Click here for easy, step-by-step instructions with pictures