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Updated eBooks & audiobooks

In order to open and check out Follett eBooks, a student or teacher must log in with their own Destiny login username and password. If a student or teacher does not have a Destiny login username and password, they can enter the Shared Access username and password for their library site when prompted to log in when opening a Follett eBook.  If the IP address for your school has been entered into the FollettShelf setup (see the Add IP Address tab on this page for instructions on doing this), students and teachers will automatically get the Shared Access login, and will be able to Open a Follett eBook.   Using the Shared Access username and password does not allow for checking out or downloading a Follett eBook.

How can I find out/change the Shared Access Username and Password?

  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.

  2. ‚ÄčOn the Catalog tab, click on Search Setup in the left-hand column.

  3. On the resulting page, click on Digital in the upper right-hand corner under the green bar.

  4. On the resulting page, click on 

  5. In the resulting Setup window, click on Access Levels in the left-hand column.
  6. You can change the Shared Access username and password.  You can also set up an IP address or range to allow for IP authentication for access to eBooks when students and teachers are at school.
  7. Scroll down the page and click on Save when you are finished.

Here's how to add your school's local IP address(es) to your FollettShelf setup in Destiny:

  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.  
  2. On the Catalog tab, click on Search Setup in the left-hand column.
  3. On the resulting page, click on Digital in the upper right-hand corner under the green bar.
  4. On the resulting page, click on 
  5. In the new window that opens, click on Access Levels in the left-hand column.
  6. Click on [Configure IP Addresses].
  7. Choose either a Single IP Address or a Range of IP Addresses.
  8. Enter the address by typing in the set of four numbers for a single IP Address.  Each set goes in a different tab, so you can't copy and paste it.and then click on [Add].
  9. If you have been given an IP address that looks something like this: 131.109.1.xxx or this:  131.109.147.0/24, or this: 158.123.198.1-254, these are entered as an IP range.  Then click on [Add].
  10. [Close] the window to go back to the Access Levels page, then click on [Save].
  11. Once the FollettShelf confirms that it has Saved your changes, you can [Close] the Follett Digital Setup.

How can I change loan periods for Follett eBooks?

 
  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.

     

  2. ‚ÄčOn the Catalog tab, click on Search Setup in the left-hand column.

     

  3. On the resulting page, click on Digital in the upper right-hand corner under the green bar.

     

  4. On the resulting page, click on 

     

  5. In the resulting Digital Setup window, click on Policies in the left-hand column.

     

  6. In the drop-down menu under Policies choose Patron Types.

     

  7. On the resulting Patron Types page, click on the right arrow for the Circulation Type that you want to change.

     

  8. When you have finished making the changes for that Patron Type, scroll down the page and click on Save.

     

  9. You should get a message that your changes have been Saved.

     

  10. You can repeat this process to make changes to any of the other Patron Types listed, remembering to scroll down and Save at the bottom.

     

  11. Patron Types listed in the Follett Digital Setup should match the ones listed in Library Policies in your site’s Back Office, except that you don’t need a RILINK or ILL Patron Type.  If you want to add a new Patron Type, follow the directions above and click on Add Patron Type when you get to the Patron Type page in Step 7.

How do I add Follett eBooks from the RILINK district FollettShelf (BookLynx) to my library's FollettShelf and Destiny catalog?                   

  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.

     

  2. Go to Destiny Discover and click on the Hamburger symbol on the top left.
  3. Scroll down the resulting list, and click on Admin
  4. On the resulting screen, click on Title Maintenance from the drop-down list that appears.
  5. The RILINK district titles should appear first in the resulting list.  If they don't, you can re-sort the list by clicking on District at the top of the left-hand column.  
  6. Then sort the resulting list by Date Added to see the newest titles added.  You can also sort by any of the other column headings, including grade level.
  7. Scroll through the list, and unclick the box in the Hidden column for any titles that you want to add to your library's FollettShelf and Destiny Discover catalog.  You can also click on [Show All] to see all of the titles you have selected, and then scroll down to unhide the titles you want, or click on the box underneath Hidden at the top of the column until it is blank to unhide all of the titles in your selection.
  8. When you are finished, you must click on [Save] in the bottom left-hand corner of the window to save your selections.  If you want to select more titles, return to Step 6.
  9. When you are done, [Close] the Setup window and click [Yes] to go back to Destiny Discover.
  10. The titles that you just selected will be added to Destiny Discover within a short period of time.  This may not happen immediately, as changes to Destiny Discover are processed at Follett on their servers in the order they are received.  They will be added to your catalog in Destiny Classic overnight.  It is no longer possible to run the job that will add them to Destiny Classic during the school day.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

You may need to refresh/reload the page to see the current set of instructions.  After you have added the titles that you want, you should force an immediate synchronization, by clicking on Update on the Destiny Digital Setup page which appears after you Close the eBook shelf.  Doing this will produce a report in the Job Manager in your site’s Back Office that will let you know when the new titles have been added to your catalog. 

How can I get statistics for eBook circulations?

  1. Log in with a username that has the Library Administrator or Administrator Access Level.

  2. On the Catalog tab, click on Search Setup in the left-hand column.

  3. On the resulting page, click on Digital in the upper right-hand corner under the green bar.

  4. On the resulting page, click on 

  5. In the new window that opens, click on Reports.

Note:  Patron types were automatically loaded from Destiny Classic. A patron type is assigned to a user in their Destiny patron record. 

Note:  Settings for digital Circulation Types should match in both Library Policies in the Back Office and Policies in Setup in Destiny Discover.

Steps for adding Circulation and Patron Types to be used for eBook and digital audio book access

If your school enrollment includes a large range of grade levels, you may want to set up additional Patron and Circulation types in Destiny so that you can set different loan periods, limit the number of titles that can be checked out, or restrict access to items in the collection that are not appropriate for younger students.  To do this:

1.  Set up additional Circulation Types in your site's Back Office, such as "YA eBooks"  and "YA audio books".  Remember to Save.

2.  Set up an additional Patron Type, such as "YA student".  In YA student, set the parameters you want, including parameters for the new Circulation types that you set up in Step 1.  Make sure to include loan periods and any limits on the number of titles that can be checked out.

3.  Edit all of the other Patron types for students, setting the number of items that can be borrowed for the new Circulation types that you added in Step 1 to zero(0).  

4.  Contact RILINK staff about updating your student records, indicating which grade levels should be included in the new Patron Type, so that student records can be updated accordingly.

5.  Go to Destiny Discover, click on the hamburger symbol in the upper left-hand corner, and then scroll down the left-hand column to Setup.

6.  Click on Policies.  Make sure that the new Circulation and Patron types that you set up in your site's Back Office are reflected there, and change any parameters to match the ones that you set in the Back Office if they are different.  You can edit each type by choosing Edit from the drop-down menu under Action.  Remember to Save any changes.

7.  Under the hamburger symbol in Destiny Discover, click on Setup and then Title Maintenance.  Once the titles in BookLynx are displayed, choose to see the items you have already chosen for your collection by clicking on Site under the district drop-down menu in the left-hand column.

8. Sort by Interest level to see the YA titles, and then change the Circulation Type for each one to one of the Circulation types that you created in Step 1, depending on whether it is an eBook or an audio book.  Repeat the process for any other Interest Level, such as Adult, that you want to include in the restricted titles.  Remember to Save your changes.

Note:  You can add titles and change their Circulation type at the same time by not clicking on Site Step 7.

Once all of the steps have been completed, only students with a Patron Type that you created in Step 2 or teachers and staff will be able to find and Open eBooks or audio books with the Circulation types that you created in Step 1.

Holds can now be placed on eBooks. Permission to place Holds must first be turned on in Back Office.

  • Go to the Admin tab and then click on Access Levels
  • Chose the Access level you want to Edit
  • Click on the Patron tab
  • Check "Place hold for self from Catalog (Library)" under Self-Empowered Patron Access
  • Click Save

To activate Holds in Destiny Discover

  • open the Main Menu
  • click on Admin/ Policies/ Patron Types
  • open on Action and then the Edit Pencil for the Patron Type

Please remember when establishing Max Checkouts and Max Holds that BookLynx is a shared option. Follett provides videos on placing Holds in general on the Follett Community site.