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eBooks and eReaders: eBook collections

This guide will be updated with information and resources about eBooks, eReaders, and related apps. Select a tab for more information about a specific product or service.

eBook resources available to RILINK members and other school libraries

Can eBooks help meet your curriculum needs for informational texts that match and develop the abilities of your students ?  Here are some resources that your school district may already have!

Want to share these resources with your teachers?  Here is our tri-fold eBooks flyer.



BookLynx is named for the eBooks in our collection and the constellation Lynx (the cat).  BookLynx brings books to students, teachers and parents at 160 RILINK member schools.   Log on to your  school library and click on the FollettShelf icon in the catalog tab.  If you don't have a FollettShelf icon, contact Dorothy Frechette (; 573-0927).  BookLynx features  RI Children’s, Hispanic and Young Adult award books, elementary science titles, and books recommended by you !

Find out more about BookLynx.


World Book


Read eBooks in World Book’s customized online viewer.   World Book’s eBook collection includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels, with unlimited simultaneous access to all of the books in the collection. This subscription is available to all Rhode Islanders throughYour tax dollars at work !

            Students and teachers can create a personal account or use an existing WorldBook Research account to  check out eBooks, and add bookmarks, highlights, and notes that are saved to their account.

Subscribers using a supported tablet device may download the World Book eBook app for offline viewing for free from Google Play (Android devices) and iTunes (iPads).

World Book eBook key features

World Book eBook FAQs  Note:  The FAQ includes instruction for downloading MARC records to add to your Destiny site.  We recommend that you create a separate Material Type for World Book eBooks, so that these records can be easily deleted in the future if this service is no longer available through AskRI.  We also recommend using the Upload Titles function to assign these eBooks to this Material Type, and to add a barcode number to each of the World Book eBooks so that the catalog indicates that there is a copy of the title in your collection.

AskRI also includes research resources from EBSCO, such as their History and Literary Reference Centers.


Other eBook Resources your School Library may have ….

These are all optional purchases or subscriptions:

Mackin Via  -  an alternative to the Follett eBook shelf.  Check out their FAQ.



Gale -  eReference aimed at students, researchers, professionals, and general readers through an online virtual library


eLibrary provides full-text and multimedia reference essentials for middle/high school students


Tumblebooksinteractive, animated, audio and video collections designed for audiences K through high school


Infobase - online information and streaming video with