Students now have library accounts. These can be used to:

  • see due dates and books you have out
  • renew books once
  • submit book reviews
  • view the BELS ebook collection

Please see the librarians if you have not already been shown how to use these features.


Help your fellow students know which are the best books to read. Give a 1 to 5 star rating and a few sentence review of why they will or will not want to read that book.

These can be done as part of a class project or individually. Be a leader.


Log in to your account in BELS Catalog- Eastside Library.

Find Log In on upper right

Use DESTINY LOGIN – id # and password is Paterson1

Google login may not work for everyone.

Look up your book in the catalog. Click on DETAILS. Choose Reviews from the bar on the top right.

Click ADD REVIEW. Fill in stars, write comments in sentences, with correct spelling. SAVE


Students are able to download free ebooks to smart phones or tablets using the "Open eBooks" app. See the librarians for a code and pin number. Up to 10 eBooks can be downloaded to a device. Each is available for 56 days. Codes are being given for all reading levels. This is useful since you may want to read to/with younger students. We can supply High School only codes if desired.

Eastside High School Library150 Park AvenuePaterson, New Jersey 07501Phone: 973-321-1000 ext 51098
Mrs. Gordon, Library Media SpecialistMs. Cruz, Library Media SpecialistMs. Brown, Instructional Assistant
The Media Center is part of the BELS Library Consortium.


The BELS Library Catalog can also be searched at home.

PALSPLUS Library Catalog- includes the Paterson Public library

Citation Machine- Bibliography generator.

Scholastic Read 180

The Herald News, replica edition user 56299 a gannett paper

The New York Times, replica edition username: 200326544 password

The Record, replica edition user 56299 a gannett paper user 200326544

The Washington Post, replica edition user pgordon@paterson.k12.nj.us welcome1 is the password

ABC-CLIO databases-from Social Studies page click on Online Curriculum Resources tab, then ABC-CLIO

Explora Secondary Schools

Create-your-own Cube