Academy at Lincoln Media Center
Media Specialist - Ms. Zuleta
Our media center hours are 8:50 a.m. to 3:50 pm. We have a flexible schedule and students are welcome to come in at any time during the school day with a signed pass from their teacher.
How do I find a book in the Media Center?
A good place to start is always the Destiny Library Catalog which you can access by clicking HERE. Once you find what you want you will need to make a note of the call number. A call number is either a number followed by three letters (e.g. 637.92 ATK) or the prefix FIC followed by three letters (e.g. FIC DRA). The call number corresponds with the label on the book's spine, which you can see as you browse the shelves. If there is no call number, then it is probably an ebook or an audiobook - which means you can check it out right from your Chromebook as long as you are logged in to Destiny Discover (see below).
The media center's physical space is organized so that Non-Fiction titles (the sort you might use for classroom research or building factual knowledge) are along the back wall bookshelves. From left to right, you will find the books organized from 001-999. The history books, including the North Carolina section, will be the 4 tall bookshelves to the right of the front entrance as you walk inside. Biographies can be found on the shelves directly behind the history section and the books are organized by the person's last name (e.g. a biography about Abraham Lincoln would be found in the Ls). The fiction section is composed of the 6 tall bookshelves straight ahead as you enter and the books are organized by author's last name. If you would like to browse the catalog to find what you need before or during your visit to the media center, watch the quick tutorial video below.
How do I log in to Destiny and what can I do while logged in?
If you're on your Chromebook, simply login to Clever and select the Follett Destiny Discover app. If you are on another device or not logged in for any reason, follow the instructions below:
- Click on "Log In" in the upper right corner
- Students' Username is their Student ID # (their lunch number)
- Students' Password is their birthday (mmddyyyy)
- For example, if a student's lunch number is 123456789, then this would be their username. If their birthday was July 14, 2011, their password would be 07142011
If you are logged in to Destiny, then you may access certain features such as checking out or returning eBooks, placing a hold on a book that is currently checked out, or adding a book we do not currently have to our Wish List, and write reviews for books you've read (super helpful!).
What is the checkout policy?
Checkouts: Students may check out up to 10 books at a time for 14 school days. The only exception is that you may only check out two books in a series at a time.
Returns: You may return books in the book return slot at the circulation desk, the red book drop in front of the main office or renew them as long as there has not been a hold placed on the book.
The mission of The Academy at Lincoln Media Center is to foster lifelong learning with critical thinking and problem solving skills, promote literacy and the love of reading, and develop students’ competencies to be ethical participants in a global society.