ALL ABOUT OUR BOOKS & DIGITAL RESOURCES
Borrow, exchange, or pick up free books at the Jane Stern Community Library in Dorado! The library offers traditional print materials in all genres of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials in Spanish and English for children, teens and adults.
Our reference section contains encyclopedias and reference materials in Spanish and English, weighted toward Spanish-language material for students. Our children’s area contains its own reference section as well as non-fiction books on all subjects. The library’s circulation desk staff is available to help visitors make the best use of all the library’s resources. Our digital collections include 123 years of the iconic National Geographic magazine on CD.
Puerto Rico Collection:
JSDCL has an extensive collection of books about Puerto Rico or by Puerto Rican authors. Copies of fiction and non-fiction that can be checked out are found on the Puerto Rico Collection shelf in the Reference area. Others are kept as a reference on the shelves behind the front counter. Just ask! Put and Take Shelves: These shelves make up an informal book exchange service for mass paperback fiction. Sign out (“Take”) up to four books and bring (“Put”) up to four books in exchange. There is no time limit on how long you keep the books you take.
Books in reasonable condition that we are retiring from the Library are placed on the bookshelves in the Library lobby for anyone to take. Check it out; you might be surprised!
LIBRARY RESOURCES ONLINE
DESTINY LIBRARY MANAGER:
Provides centralized access to enriched, educator-reviewed digital content and tools that help librarians, staff and students locate and share resources with ease. Library users access and search our library’s Catalog from the library or from home on our Destiny interface. Destiny Quest: is a graphically appealing library search interface with a member login feature specially designed for students from grades K to 12. Members can access Destiny Quest from home, search for books on a particular topic, find a game, or create an account and communicate and exchange information with their friends.
Access is provided in the library and to members from anywhere. It is an all-in-one collection featuring multiple resources in one location: primary source articles, full-text e-books; atlas and geography resources and maps, news, biographies, timelines and more. Choose Spanish or English and a level: Children, Young Adults or Reference Center. Use the one-click dictionary and translation services within articles. Or choose the all-Spanish Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna.