This past school year brought many new resources and new formats. We taught new databases using the iPad and tried to get e-books into the iPads of our readers. The e-book market changed rapidly this year, and continues to do so, but there have been some major improvements for libraries and for our school library.
We are subscribing to ebrary for access to 90,000 nonfiction college-level e-books. This growing collection is now integrated with one of our major news databases, so access is even easier. We buy fiction e-books using the axis360 platform, which just introduced a fabulous new app which will make checking out books from the library as easy as buying them on iTunes - but free! Our students should now have plenty of reading choices on their iPads and other devices. More instructions and passwords can be found on the Library Databases and Passwords Google Doc.
Remember to read this summer! The new app gives you 24/7 access to the library, and don't forget to consult the required summer reading and recommended summer reading lists.
Have a Great Summer!