THIS IS A NOT AN OFFICIAL BERKELEY CARROLL LIBGUIDE - IT IS A CLASS ASSIGNMENT THAT WILL BE UNPUBLISHED IN MAY 2022
Each of these guides has specific recommendations, and links to research guides specific to that grade level. If you have a question about how to find anything, or would like to see other information included on these research guides - ask a librarian!
BC Libraries provide access to thousands of full-text ebooks. Use this guide to help you navigate the wealth of e-book resources BC has to offer.
Search for Ebooks in Destiny Discover (the library catalog) or in the digital platform that hosts them:
Remember, access login info for our digital resources (at any time) on our Database Passwords Page.
For specific reading recommendations - check out our Reading Recommendations page!
OverDrive is a digital library where you can borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime and anywhere. Many schools and public libraries have OverDrive collections but each is different because every library selects the titles they want for their users. The Sora app was designed specifically for students. It's easy to use and one tap gets you inside a book. You can highlight text and take and export your notes. Your librarian can assign titles directly to you.
All you need to borrow digital content from BC's OverDrive collection is your BC library card (User ID and Password).
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!
I need help with my device, or I have another tech question - what do I do?
Ask Ms. Aronofsky at the Knowledge Bar! If it's an emergency and she is not there, Ms. Hartley-Maneri or Ms. Indick can usually help!
Policies, Norms & Agreements:
BC Library Materials Selection Policy (2021-2022): A policy providing an overview of the materials in our library, and how we select materials for the collection.
Berkeley Carroll Technology and Network Acceptable Use Policy: Guidelines for the whole school (students, and adults) that govern the efficient, ethical, and legal utilization of the tech resources we use.
Middle School Student School-Issued Device Agreement: Students will review and be familiar with the norms around their school-issued device, which are listed in this agreement. If you have a question about what is, or isn’t allowed on a school-issued device, check here first.
Remote Learning Norms: Students who have been asked to quarantine, and are Zooming into the classroom should follow the norms listed in this document
Select any magazine to view in digital format.
To access off-campus, enter the username & password found on the Database Passwords page.
~ 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 ~ Science News ~ Scientific American ~ Scientific American Mind ~ Smore Magazine ~ Sports Illustrated Kids ~ Time ~ Wacky But True ~ The Week Junior ~ The Week ~ Wired