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Access to the Library Catalog and eBooksTop of Page

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Students and families have access to our catalog and eBooks anywhere, anytime on any SMART device at Destiny Discover. 
From the Student Resource tab or Clever here on the Lake Forest web-page, click on the Destiny Discover tab. (Clever will not automatically log students into Destiny.) Students use their school username and passwords. Guests can browse the catalog with the username: lakeforest and password: read  
Try it now, click here to go to the Lake Forest Library catalog or scan the QR code at the top with your phone or tablet. HAVE FUN EXPLORING! 

Destiny Discover FeaturesTop of Page

Browse the Catalog

Browse the Lake Forest School library collection and check-out eBooks anytime, anywhere!

 Students and staff can easily access Destiny Discover to browse the library’s collection and check out eBooks – anytime, anywhere - on almost any device. There are links to Discover from the Student Resources tab, Clever and Staff Resources tab. It is recommended that you bookmark the page for future quick reference.
  • Students and Staff use their school username and password.
  • Guests can use the USER NAME: lakeforest  and PASSWORD:  read
By browsing through the collection users can search for eBooks, search for books in their lexile, and build a reading list.

The best way to learn how to use Destiny Discover is to simply just use it. The site is easy to navigate and self explanatory. Explore the other tabs here for helpful information.


3rd through 5th grade students wishing to check out books can and need to place holds on books in their Destiny Discover account. On scheduled library days, books that have been requested by placing a hold will be pulled, checked-out and delivered to classrooms. 
From the Lake Forest webpage, select "Student Resources" from the Students tab:
Click on the Destiny Discover tab.
BE SURE TO SIGN IN FIRST before searching or selecting books. 
Students use the same school log-in that they use at school. Guests can sign in with
Usernaeme: lakeforest
Password: read.
After searching for a book you would like click on HOLD. This will put the book on hold for Mrs. Carpenter to pull and check out to you when it becomes available. If you hold a book and later decide to remove it please keep reading.
To view the holds you have placed, click on the menu "sandwich" in the top left hand corner of the screen. 
From the drop-down menu click on "Holds."
A screen showing all the books you have placed holds on will appear. This is the list Mrs. Carpenter will use to check out books to you and deliver to your classroom on your library day. This is also where you can delete a hold you no longer want. Simply click Unhold. Notice that once a book is "Ready" you can no longer remove it. 

Build a Favorites List

Note: You must be logged in under your own user name and password to add to favorites and build a list. 
Due to CoVid restrictions we will be using  "Favorites" and "Holds" features through Destiny Discover for students to notify the library of which books they would like to check out. 
When searching the catalog you can add a book to FAVORITES which creates a list of books you would like to check out in the future. Building a list is a helpful tool for searching out books in your lexile ahead of your library day. Students build a list, and later move them to their "Holds" for check out. Students can have up to 2 holds at one time. Holds expire after 3 days. 
From theLake Forest webpage, click onStudent Resources from the Student tab.
Click on the Destiny Discover tab:
Before searching for books be sure to LOG IN.
Students use their school log-in. Guests can log in with: 
Username: lakeforest
Password: read
As you browse the catalog you build a list of books you would like to check out in the future by clicking on "Favorite" as you find them. 
To view the books in your list, click on the menu bars in the top left corner of the screen.
In the drop-down menu, click on Favorites to go to your list.
From your Favoriets list you can manage your list; move books to your Holds for check out,  or remove books from your favorites.

Types of eBooks

 There are several types of eBooks in the Lake Forest Catalog:
Single User- These are checked out to one person at a time and have a green book icon. You check them out, save them to your device and they will automatically return themselves when the loan period expires 
ABDO PDF eBooks- These have a blue book icon. An unlimited number of students can download these books. These can be read on-line or downloaded to your personal device from virtually anywhere.  ABDO PDF books never have to be returned. When opening the book there will be a red "Download" bar at the bottom. Click on the red bar to download it and it stays there until you delete it from your device. Click here to go to Lake Forest's ABDO Bookshelf now.
Read-to-Me eBooks- Most of these are ABDO PDF books, however to utilize the Read-to-Me feature you need to be connected to the internet. 
Interactive eBooks-These have the infinity symbol in the top left corner of the book image. They are multi-user and are read while on-line. They contain links to pre-screened student friendly web sites related to the topics of the books. 

Renew Your Book

After signing in, click on the Destiny Discover Menu button (the three stacked lines in the top left corner) select Checkouts from the drop down menu.
The books you have checked out will be shown and if not already past due the renew button will show. Be sure to pay attention to due dates. If you renew early it will shorten the total length of time you can keep the book.