Before you access the SD129 OverDrive eBook site and download eBook content, you will need to have an email address as well as a computer, smartphone or iPad/android tablet that can download free apps.
All of the necessary software is free; however, what software you need depends upon which formats you will use to access the eBooks.
Library Card Number: first part of your district email address (before "@sd129.org")
PIN: enter your birth month and birth day (MMDD)
To read EPUB format books, you will need to download and install the free Adobe Digital Editions software at http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html. Please note that when you install the software you will need to create an Adobe ID and provide an email address. This site offers free software to read EPUB titles on a laptop/desktop, smartphone, tablet or eReader, such as a Nook.
To read Kindle format books, you will need to have a Kindle account on Amazon and provide an email address. If you are using a computer, you can get a Kindle Reading App from http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/kcp. From this site you can get software to read Kindle titles in a browser, on a laptop/desktop, on a smartphone or on a tablet.
Some eBook titles are in OverDrive Read format. these can be read using your browser on a laptop or desktop computer (and on some tablets/phones), and do not require any additional software.
To listen to eAudiobooks or to read titles on a smartphone/mobile device, go to the OverDrive Media Console site at http://omc.overdrive.com and download the app for your device.
How can I come to the library during the school day?
Ask your teacher for a pass to the library. You may also come to the library before school and request a pass for your IA*. Whenever you come in the library, remember to check in at the front desk and show your pass.
*During the A/B Study Halls, students are allowed to visit the library for printing or book checkout ONLY.
Can I come to the library instead of going to lunch?
Yes. Students may come to the library during their lunch period, but must arrive before the bell and must stay for the entire lunch period. They do not need a pass. Please be aware that no food is allowed in the library.
Is the library open before school/after school?
Yes. The library opens before school at 7:00 a.m. and is open after school until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, the Library is closed 7th and 8th hours and after school.
If I have an overdue or lost book, can I check out another book?
Yes. We do not charge late fees. If you have lost or damaged a book, you will have to pay the cost of the book.
How can I become a student assistant in the library?
Do you enjoy working with students, teachers, library books, and computers? Do you have an IA or Café Study Hall? Student assistants must be a sophomore or above and have a GPA of at least 2.5. See Mr. Fraser or Mrs. Sparks at the beginning of first or second semester if you are interested in joining our team.
The library moved to its current location in December of 1998. The new facility was part of an addition that also included a new cafeteria, technology center, and classrooms.
The new Voris Library was dedicated at a ceremony on November 6th, 1999. A plaque outside the library reads:
"Aurora Public Schools - West Side District 129 dedicates this library with special thanks and appreciation to the Voris family for their outstanding service and highest commitment towards quality in education."
Prior to 1999, the library was located off the center hallway of the school, encompassing the current classrooms B135 - B140.
It had been in that location since the current West Aurora High School opened in 1954.