Have the flexibility you need to keep students reading in the classroom, the media center or at home with Follett eBooks for schools and libraries.
With more than 300,000 eBook titles to choose from, we have all key subject areas covered – Early Learning, Easy Readers, Graphic Novels, Professional, Science, Easy Fiction, Math, and more – with more than 2,000 publishers focused on providing the latest eBooks to K-12 educators.
Why Follett eBooks
Follett eBooks have several advantages over traditional printed books, helping educators create involving, effective lessons for every subject. Follett eBooks are designed specifically for school, classroom, and library use – providing benefits for students of all ages.
By using Follett eBooks in the classroom and school library, you can:
- Call attention to key concepts with the highlighting tool; students can mark important information to come back to later
- Incorporate an interactive whiteboard or as part of an activity to appeal to contemporary students' learning preferences
- Turn a graphic novel into a lesson on grammar or make a popular title part of everyday education
- Watch students stretch their reading and reference skills as they use eBooks in the classroom or library for lessons and research
- Look up unfamiliar terms and concepts using the built-in keyword search and dictionary in the online reader
- Organize, manage, and facilitate discovery of your eContent with support from our eBook Management Software
Follett eBook Bundles
Take the guesswork out of finding the best titles for your digital collection by targeting your search using Titlewave®’s eBook Bundles function. With well-reviewed and award-winning titles hand-picked by our team of experts, our school library eBook Bundles have everything you’re looking for.
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Frequently Asked Questions about eBook Access and Use
Please see our system requirements for specific information on the readers, features and system requirements.
If the content is an Unlimited Simultaneous Access title, multiple users can access the title concurrently. If the eContent is one of our one-to-one titles, access is possible for as many users as there are purchased and available copies.
While publishers do allow printing in most Follett eBooks, information about printing privileges for specific titles can be found in Titlewave, or in the Book Info tool in the Destiny Discover reader.
Yes - before signing in, tap the "Remember Me" option and the Destiny Discover app will keep you logged in. To log out and have the app no longer store your information, tap the "Account" icon and tap "Logout".
Yes - by clicking the "i" (information) icon in the reader, patrons will be able to click the "Checkout" button to circulate a title to themselves from within the Destiny Discover reader. When closing the Destiny Discover reader, the patron will also have the option to check out the title before closing it (if they have not already checked out the title).
Yes - any title that has a Table of Contents will have both a regular, clickable section listing and a thumbnail image option.
Your Follett eContent is accessible through our eBook management platform in Destiny® Library Manager™. We can also provide MARC records for your eBooks to support access for your eContent directly from your library system, and offer Follett Shelf™ for our non-Destiny customers.
When in the Online Reader, clicking on either the "Shelf" or the "Bookbag" icons will prompt the user to close the title.
Any Unlimited Simultaneous Access Follett eBook can be purchased and used in your eBook platform or OPAC (via MARC record import). Once in your eBook platform or OPAC, any number of students or staff can access the title in the Destiny Discover reader.
Downloading eBooks for offline reading requires a unique username and password.
Desktop and Laptop Computers: Under the menu in the upper right hand corner of the reader, select "Download App". If the Offline Reader has already been installed, open the Offline Reader application and select "Sync Checkouts." All checked out titles will appear. Select the "Open Book" button next to the book. Then select "Download Title" from the message box that appears.
Mobile Devices: On a device, begin by checking out the eBook from your eBook management platform. Next, download the Destiny Discover app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, Open the Destiny Discover app, select "Sync Checkouts," and select the "Open Book" button next to the eBook you would like to take offline. Select "Download Title" from the message box that appears.
Once you have an eBook open in the Destiny Discover reader, tap or click the eye icon located on the bottom bar. If Textflow is supported*, you will see the "View Format" bubble appear; tap or click "Text" to use the Textflow feature.
*Typically the cover of an eBook does not support Textflow. For the best result, make sure to go to a page in the eBook with text before trying to enable this feature.
If highlighting is supported in the title, click and hold the left mouse button (on Windows and Mac PCs) until the text selection tool appears. Destiny Discover will automatically select the entire word; move the highlight markers to select additional text. For mobile device and touchscreen users, tap and hold to bring up the text selection tool.
No - data is only streamed to the device on actions and page turns.
For online access, only a supported internet browser is necessary. To read Follett eBooks off-line, our download reader or mobile device apps must be installed. Check our System Requirements page for more information and software download links.
The "Print" view in the Destiny Discover reader displays the eBook in the original format the publisher created for the title.
The "Text" view in the Destiny Discover reader removes all images from a title and makes it possible for the reader to increase or decrease font size to their liking. Changing the font size in the "Text" view mode causes the text to reflow and fit the screen perfectly; no need to pan back and forth to read the page.
If the patron is reading the eBook in the browser without having checked it out, the title will become available to other patrons as soon as it is returned or closed. If the eBook has been checked out, the patron can either return the title early or it will automatically return at the end of the loan period.
The Destiny Discover Bookbag contains a list of all eBooks you currently have checked out, as well as the due date and an option to return them early. The Destiny Discover Bookbag is different than the Follett Shelf Bookbag which contains Checkouts, your Reading List, and Digital Resource Links.
Feature availability for dictionary, highlighting and text view can be found in the Destiny Discover reader under "Information."
If the user exits the browser without closing the eBook first, the title may be unavailable for up to 15 minutes, when inactivity will cause the system to make the title available to everyone again. To close a Follett eBook properly, click the Follett Shelf button in the top-left corner of the reader and confirm that you want to close the eBook.
The Destiny Discover reader Textflow is the default reader for all tablet and smartphone devices. To access additional features, download and use the Destiny Discover app on any Google Play or Apple App Store enabled tablet.
Because of the smaller screens on smartphones, we made the default view the "List" view to enhance readability. This view allows the user to see the eBook's title, cover image and a brief synopsis. "List" view also allows the user to open or check out the title without having to navigate to the title details screen.
The "List" view is also available on tablets and PCs. "Cover" view is available to smartphone users; tap the "Cover" button and users can pick their preferred view by device.
Yes - the app will launch Follett Shelf in your device browser and automatically sign you in.
Now Available: an Easier eBook Reading Experience
New improvements to Follett eBooks include:
- Simplified product naming: We are streamlining our solution and renaming all of the student-facing search and eBook functions (outside of Classic Destiny) to Destiny Discover®. The existing BryteWave apps will continue to work but Follett Shelf, Universal Search and BryteWave will be streamlined into our new Destiny Discover offerings.
- Clean and simplified menu and toolbars
- Support for text to speech in apps
- Ability for app users to browse a collection without logging in, similar to the Follett Destiny Quest® mobile app. (Login still required to access eBooks)
- Easier access to title information, table of contents, search and notebook functionality
The new Destiny Discover app includes:
- Simplified app workflow for downloading titles and working offline
- Support for text to speech in apps
Although the previous version of the BryteWave app will continue to operate, we strongly recommend you work with your technical staff to update all devices to the new app once it becomes available.