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 650,000 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 2,500 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.
Follett eBooks and Destiny are getting an upgrade this summer.
Follett technology products, including Follett eBooks and audiobooks, Destiny® Discover™, Destiny Library Manager™, Destiny Resource Manager™ and Destiny Analytics are receiving updates this summer. To help you plan and prepare for these changes when you return in the fall, we are sharing some important information now before the end of the school year.
Watch the recorded webinar
Review the Quick Reference Guide
A simpler and more reliable digital experience is on the way!
Follett eBooks and audiobooks will use new reader functionality that provides a simplified reading experience and improved support for offline reading in Destiny Discover and Destiny Library Manager.
To support a consistent digital reading experience across K-12 schools and public libraries, we’ve been working with our Baker & Taylor public library team on an improved digital experience, and cooperative programs between public libraries and schools to share broader access to public library digital content.
What do you need to do?
Follett will update the digital platform this summer to support the new reader functionality. Your Follett eBooks and audiobooks will continue to be accessible. After the release, your Follett eBooks and audiobooks will automatically open in the new reader within Destiny Library Manager and Destiny Discover. There is no Destiny upgrade required for these changes.
We recommend that you accept the updates to the Destiny Discover app on iOS® and Android™ devices when the update becomes available this summer. The current version of the Destiny Discover app will continue to function until December 2018 to allow users adequate time to upgrade to the new app.
If you use Windows tablets or Chromebooks™, you will be able to use the browser offline storage capabilities to support offline reading.
Existing notes, highlights and bookmarks that have been created for Follett eBooks will not carry over to the new environment. If you feel any notes are critical to retain, please print them in the current environment before the end of the school year.
We recommend that you use the resources provided below to prepare students and staff for the changes. Consider sharing this information before students and staff leave for the Summer and as part of staff/student training for the new school year.
What resources are available to inform teachers and students?
Please review this Quick Reference Guide, outlining the familiar features of the new reading functionality, and make it available to staff and students to assist them with the transition.
What else is new in Destiny 16.0?
More information is coming soon on additional changes you can expect in Destiny 16.0. Check this site and your email for updates.
View the webinar on What's Coming in Destiny 16.0 to learn about changes.