BOOK & DIGITAL RESOURCES

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. For the pandemic era, use the online catalog.

Reference:

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. Check the library’s Catalog to see if you may check out a particular book from the Puerto Rico Collection. The rest, located behind the counter, are part of the reference collection. Just ask! 

Free Books:

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

BRITANNICA ONLINE:

Now open to the public for children and adults, you can access Britannica from our website’s home page or from the Catalog. 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.

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.

Follett Destiny Library Manager houses the library’s book and digital resources. 

1.     Catalog Home Page: Learning Links on the home page show websites (such as Britannica) accessible by one click. It also highlights recently acquired books and certain Collections by genre for browsing. “Help” in the upper right corner of the home page provides more precise instructions.

2.     The Catalog is a work in progress. Please email: jacqueline.acevedo@jsdcl.org with any questions.

3.     Searching the Library’s Catalog: In the home page search bar, type in a title, author, or a subject (for example “environment”). Destiny Discover will give you all books in our library with “environment” as the subject AND a list of filters to narrow your search by, for example, age level. A ribbon on each book (top left corner) tells whether a book is available (IN) or (OUT). If you find an available book, you want to checkout, click on HOLD on the lower right corner.

 

To reserve a book, check HOLD in the lower right corner of the book. A library employee will call you when the books are ready for pick up. Of course, in order to check out books, you must first register as a library member. 

Create a Destiny Discovery Account

An account gives you your own space where you can check your account status and see books you have borrowed. You can write reviews to share or make your own collections of favorite books or resources for a school project. With a library membership, an employee will help create an account by assigning you a username and password. Then just click on LOG IN from the Catalog’s home page.

Using Destiny Discover: Some helpful hints for students and parents

Library Membership

Call the library at 787-796-3675. An employee will send you an electronic membership form via email to fill out on your computer or phone. Membership for one year is $1 for a student (K to university) and $10 for an adult. Complete your payment at the library when you go for pick-up the first time. Students and adults may check out 4 books at a time. 

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Curbside Pick-up

Once your membership is registered, curbside pickup is easy! 

  1. Select and check Hold for the books you want from the Catalog. 

  2. That’s all! A library employee will call you when your books are ready.

  3. Call 787-796-3675 when your car is outside the library.

  1. A library employee will deliver books to your car.

To request more information:


Contact our main library

787-796-3675

director@jsdcl.org

You can also request more information with this form:

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