MHS library reopens, sort of

COVID-19 quarantine has brought a lot of boredom for people and the exploration of hobbies, including reading. Even though McNary High School is now running virtually, the library has recently opened up in a new way. 

Students can now request books on the McNary website to read physically, online and listen to for free.

The McNary school website has a library section under the academics tab. There is a slideshow included that shows students how to go about checking out a book.

Students can request a book on the Destiny online catalog. Once a book is requested, library staff will deliver the book to the front office for students to pick up. An email will be sent to students about pick-up information. Once notified, students can pick up their book on Monday-Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students have one week to pick up the requested book.

The Destiny online catalog can be found under the slides. The username is the student’s ID number and the password is their school password. They can then search for a book with the title, keyword, subject or author.

Requested books will be sealed with a plastic bag with the student’s name on it. When students are ready to return the book they must put it back into the plastic bag and bring it to McNary. The books will be in quarantine for a minimum of three days for safety before they can be given to anyone else.

The second method for students is checking out an audio book or e-book on an app named Axis 360. On the app students need to search, “Salem Keizer High Schools” and log in with their Student ID number and password. From there they can browse a wide selection of books to checkout.

The last option for students is to request a SPL library card at the Salem Public Library for free. The library has eBooks, audiobooks and databases available.

The library site through McNary also has resources for students doing research, fact checking sites, fun websites to explore and links for students with helpful information. Students with any questions can email McNary librarian Jeanne Woodley at [email protected]