Explore Your World With Books


View the Masterman School Library End-of-the-Year Report 2022-2023:

The Lexmark printer is up and running again in the library study room. Make sure your printer is connected to this IP address for the printer: You can print from anywhere, but pick up your printing at the end of the day–don’t waste paper. Please note: the printer is in the Study Room now.


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Explore Your World With Books is the theme for 2023-2024 Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Awards (PYRCA). The grant proposal is posted on DonorsChoose so that our students can have the books on the list.  PYRCA is a fun activity that promotes reading of kid-endorsed books. Students just need to read three books from their grade list and vote in the spring for their favorite. It’s fun and will certainly promote an interest in reading, one of my goals for this school year!


You can add the library printers to your Chromebook by following these steps:

  1. Go to the assignment you want to print. Select See More. . . from the dropdown print menu.
  2. Look at the bottom left-hand corner. Click Manage.
  3. Select Add Printer.
  4. Give the printer a name, then type this IPAddress:
  5. Return to the original assignment. Refresh the page.
  6. Go to the dropdown print menu and select See more. . . The name you gave the printer should appear.
    Pick up your items from the basket by the printers in the library lobby. They are disposed of  at the end of each week. If it was important enough to print out, it should be important enough to collect. Students coming to pick up papers will enter the library, take their papers and exit.

Destiny Catalog

Use the catalog any time without logging in. Log in with username and password if you want to view your own account, add to your Favorite list, or write a review. Bookmark Destiny: https://philasd.follettdestiny.com. If you can get to Destiny, you can link to many other valuable resources easily.

The Free Library of Philadelphia

For library card applications, FLP catalog, and even more databases accessible with your FLP library card.

Internet Book Archive

This digital collection contains older books for adults and young people, in addition to other media. Patrons can open an account and borrow books for an hour to 14 days with renewals. Click here for written instructions on how to access this resource or here for a tutorial.

Mackinvia Audio and Ebooks

        For ebooks and audiobooks

A student signs into Mackinvia using the Destiny username and password. You may check out up to three items on Mackinvia, or just read or listen to the book online without checking it out. The materials are downloadable on any electronic device using the same steps you use to access Mackinvia on the computer. Three databases as well as DogoNews and Youngzine Magazine are available on  Mackinvia, also.


      For databases:

DK Find Out!, Exploring Issues, and Country Reports


For the state’s agency for databases. Log in through Infinite Campus and you will not need your library card number or an e-card number.

For academic journals. To log on, go to this link, search for your institution, Julia R. Masterman School,  and put in the username and password found on your Google Classroom page.

Comprehensive and STEM-compatible database on a wide range of scientific topics. Click here to access with username and password.

Award-winning research management tool to help with both editing and citing. Click here to access with username and password.

Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award

This program offers students an opportunity to enjoy books nominated by their peers around the state and vote for their favorite. The link takes you to the lists and the criteria. Students can even nominate books for the 2023-2024 list if they follow the criteria. Sign up to participate in PYRCA on your class’s Google Classroom.