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When school is in session:

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How many library books may I check out at any one time?

Students may borrow up to five books at one time. If you have overdue books, please renew them or return them to the library so that they are available for other readers to check out.

How long can I borrow a book for?

Library books may be borrowed for three weeks. You may renew books you are reading, as long as there is no one waiting for it.

If I bring a book back late, is there a fine?

No, we do not charge fines for late books.

What do I do if I can't find a library book I checked out?

Let Ms. Hartley-Maneri know as soon as possible.

I need help with research. What do I do?

Ask your librarians for help!

Circulation Desk

Phone  I  718-534-6537


Kris Hartley-Maneri
Middle School Librarian


Laura Indick
Middle School Library Assistant
Find me at the Knowledge Bar

Manuela Aronofsky
Middle School Tech Integrator
Find me at the Knowledge Bar

Need research or reading help?

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Kris Hartley-Maneri
Director of Libraries & Information Resources
Middle School Librarian
(718) 534-6537

Destiny Discover Homepage (LIBRARY CATALOG)

NEW eBooks in Sora

How to Access our eBooks


From your CHROMEBOOK or COMPUTER (without the Sora app)

1. Go to:

If you are using Sora for the first time, follow steps 2-5 listed below.


From your iPad:

1. Open the Sora App (it should look like this): 

2. Go to "Find My School" to access Berkeley Carroll's eBook library

3. If you don't see Berkeley Carroll as an option, go to "My School Isn't Listed" (at the bottom)

4. Start typing "Berkeley Carroll School" in the search bar and it will pop up. When it does, select "This is my school"

5. Log in!

Your USERNAME is the first part of your BC email address (ex. mmctesto2024)

Go to the Passwords page (under Online & Print Library Collections) to find the password for "Sora Overdrive")


**Quick Tips! Search for a book in the Search Bar... When you've found the one you want, click "Borrow," and it will go to Your Shelf!


1. Search for a book in Destiny Discover (our library catalog!) You should have this app installed on your iPad, but if you don't have an iPad, you can find a link to the catalog on each of the grade LibGuides.) 

2. Check to see that the book is "In," and that the record says "Follett eBook."

Tip: The Call Number and Sublocation should also say eBook

2. Go to "Log In"

3. Choose "Sign In With Google"

4. Sign in with your Berkeley Carroll email address and password

5. Press "Checkout" to add the book to your account

Tip: This works just like a regular book checkout. You'll have two weeks to read it on your device and its reserved to you, so remember to return it (following the same steps) if you finish reading it sooner!

**Quick Tip! "Turn" the pages of the book by pressing the arrows on the side


1. Click on the book title link

2. It should take you straight to the book. Click on "View eBook" to open the book!

4. If it prompts you to log in (it should only do this if you're not at school!), go to the Passwords page & enter the password for "Gale"

**Quick Tip! Browse the book faster by clicking through the Table of Contents!

HOW TO FIND THE WHOLE GALE VIRTUAL LIBRARY (If you're not linking from a specific book):

1. Start by going to our BC A-Z Database List HERE (...this can also always be found from our Middle School Library LibGuide page)

2. Navigate to the "G" databases

3. Scroll down to "GALE GVRL Virtual Reference Collection [eBooks]"​

4. If it prompts you to log in (it should only do this if you're not at school!), go to the Passwords page & enter the password for "Gale"

1. Start by going to our BC A-Z Database List HERE (...this can also always be found from our Middle School Library LibGuide)

2. Navigate to the "C" databases, and click on "Capstone Interactive Books"

3. Click "Log In"

4. Go to "Login With Capstone Interactive" and enter the Username & Password (which can be found on our Database Passwords page under "Capstone Interactive EBooks!")

Junior Library Guild

FLIPSTER by EBSCO - BC's Online Newsstand


Select any magazine to view in digital format.

To access off-campus, enter the username & password found on the Database Passwords page.




Astronomy ~ The Atlantic ~  Beanz (formerly Kids, Code &  Computer Science) ~  Discover  ~  Faces  ~ MIT Technology Review ~ Muse ~  National Wildlife  ~ National Geographic España ~ Natural History ~ The New York Review of Books ~ New Yorker ​ ~ Newsweek Mexico ~ OYLA Youth Science ~ Science News  ~  Scientific American  ~  Scientific American Mind  ~  Smore Magazine  ~ Sports Illustrated Kids  ~ Time ~  Wacky But True ~ The Week Junior ~ The Week ~ Wired




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