Follett Shelf Uses

Image for Follett Shelf Uses from FSS Marketing Store Integrating technology into the library and classroom lets students develop skills that prepare them for their future success. Technology helps students become expert communicators. It builds strong teamwork skills and encourages participatory learning. It helps students think critically and learn how to find and deploy information.


A library with Follett eBooks is a place where students can not only get information but also gain a deeper understanding. It’s a location students can visit to develop their technology and information literacy. It’s an anywhere, anytime learning center.

Follett eBooks are digital editions of print titles with advanced capabilities that accelerate learning. Follett eBooks assist students as they study and give you powerful new ways to educate. They also provide you with a new way to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. Using Follett's Titlewave ecommerce site, you can choose from thousands of titles to develop a collection that’s right for your school’s curriculum and instructional style, in the same way you order your print books today. eBooks are powerful learning and teaching tools that are easy to use and ideal for research, reference, library and classroom activities and individual instruction.

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In the Library

You may decide to manage Follett eBooks in your existing circulation system as opposed to Follett Shelf. If so, we can provide you with MARC records that simply import into your electronic catalog, and your students will be able to search, find and use your library's eBooks. Like print books, you can search by Dewey, subject or keyword, and the eBook titles will appear along with your print titles.

Follett eBooks use the 856 MARC tag to display either a link to the actual electronic copy of the title, or a Read Online/Checkout Online/Download button for Destiny users. Students can use an Internet browser to read or checkout a Follett eBook at any computer that can access your library's electronic catalog.
Follett eBooks can also be accessed on a mobile device in the web browser or downloaded.

Demo Follett Shelf

Want to take Follett Shelf for a test drive? The link below provides you with an opportunity to sign in with a generic user name to read an eBook online. Personal features like checkouts, highlighting, notes, and printing will not be available. Each eBook has a 15 page viewing limit.

User Name: FollettShelf
Password: demo
Tablet Device Users: Support for browser pop-ups must be enabled to use the site.

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In the Classroom

Follett eBooks are digital editions of print titles with interactive features that enhance learning. They are an endless source of lessons, activities and learning exercises. Whether used with the whole class or one-on-one with a student, eBooks are versatile, user-friendly learning tools that give you a new way to teach your 21st century learners. Pull up an eBook on an interactive whiteboard, use them as the center of a classroom activity or integrate them into daily lessons, and watch understanding develop and connections grow.

Follett eBooks are just as effective in the classroom as they are in the library. They will involve your students in lessons and help them grasp concepts in any subject area. As a group activity, eBooks teach by having students interact with each other and the text itself—highlighting key passages, searching by keyword through the book, finding information with the built-in dictionary and jumping from page to page as they solve problems together. Or, students can work individually. You can print out sections of an eBook and distribute handouts, or have each student work at a computer with the eBook on the screen. They will be engaged as they use the eBook’s interactive features to guide them through the exercise and develop their reading and comprehension abilities.

Follett eBooks enhance your lessons and help your students’ vocabulary, fluency and comprehension skills bloom.