Information Regarding Online Resources
The North Allegheny Library Department is committed to providing our students with 24-hour access to library materials for research, leisure, and information-seeking purposes. As such, the elementary libraries have a variety of eBooks and databases that can be accessed at home.
Usernames and passwords are required to access these online resources. An email was sent to all elementary families on September 3, 2015 with a listing of these usernames and passwords. Please click here if you did not receive this email.
Online Subscription Databases
The elementary school libraries provide numerous online subscription databases to support student learning, including access to the Pennsylvania Power Library. Students can access these databases at home via the internet. Usernames and passwords to these online databases were provided in the email sent to parents on September 3, 2054.
The North Allegheny Elementary Libraries have contracted through Mackin Educational Resources to offer eBooks. Many of the titles offer special features such as audio capabilities, text to speech capabilities, online dictionaries and glossaries. The majority of eBooks have been selected to support the Elementary Science and Social Studies Curriculums, although classic fiction titles are available as well. These eBooks can be accessed at school and at home, through a wide variety of devices including Windows or Mac computers, Apple products (iPhone, iPod, and iPad), Nook, Kindle and Android tablets.
EBooks can easily be accessed at www.mackinvia.com. Students will be prompted to enter their school-specific username and password. Once logged in, they will go to the catalog to browse through available titles or search for specific title or topic. To view these resources, students must be connected to the Internet. Usernames and passwords for MackinVIA have been provided in the email sent to parents on September 3, 2015.
- Note: If your student intends to access eBooks on a device other than a laptop or desktop, you will first need to create a Backpack account. Please click here to do so.
For additional details and information, please see the following documents: