WMS Virtual Library
NEW! WMS Library Curbside Pickup Every Tuesday
Request a book, and it pick it up outside of school on Tuesday afternoon!
To request a book, you must submit a book request form (bit.ly/wmslibreqform) by Monday 5 pm. Make sure the books are available in the library catalog first- if you don’t know how to search the WMS Library catalog, watch this video. In this form you will also select a time slot to pick up your books on Tuesday afternoon, between 12:45-3:45pm.
By 8:30am Tuesday morning, Ms. Maroni-Wagner will send an email to confirm your books are ready, and what time to come pick up your books that day. Your books will be waiting for you in a disposable bag outside the main doors of the school. Make sure to come at your selected time. Click here for more information on WMS Library Curbside Pickup.
eBooks & Digital Audiobooks (Sora)
WMS students have access to the MLS Commonwealth eBook Collection on Sora, which gives students access to over 13,000 eBooks & digital audiobooks!
Go to soraapp.com/library/masslibma. In the dropdown menu, select "Watertown City School District" and login using your school email.
Browse the collections (on the homepage), or scroll down and select a popular subject. Use the preference and refine tools to search for books that best fit your tastes and reading level. To borrow a book, click "Borrow"
You can read from any device! Search your app store for "Sora"
For tips & tricks on the MLS Commonwealth eBook Collection (Sora):
The WMS Library has over 40 eBooks and digital audiobooks. To borrow, all you need is your school email and password!
Go to the Library Catalog. Scroll down to eBooks or Audiobooks, and click "See All"
To borrow a book, click on the book. A window will pop up. Click "Log In," and then "Sign in with Google". Sign in with your school email. Then, click "Checkout"
You can read from any device! Search your app store for "Destiny Discover"
For tips & tricks on the WMS Library Digital Collection (Destiny Discover):
Watertown Free Public Library Resources
To see all Watertown Free Public Library online resources, visit watertownlib.org/elibrary
Don't have a Library card? Any resident of Massachusetts can get a Boston Public Library eCard! Go to bpl.org/ecard. To find out more, watch this tutorial starting at 3:26 (also linked below)
The WFPL Digital Collection on Overdrive has over 100,00 titles, and all you need is a library card!
Go to the minuteman.overdrive.com. In the top menu, click "Teens"
Browse the collections or subjects using the top menu links. Use the preference and refine tools to better search for books. To borrow a book, click "Borrow"
You can read from the app! Search your app store for "Overdrive"
For tips & tricks on the WFPL Digital Collection (Overdrive):
Hoopla has simultaneous checkout, so everything as always available. That means no waitlists! All you need is a library card.
Go to the hoopladigital.com and sign in.
In the top menu, click browse to see different formats.
Click 'Categories', and select a category that interests you.
To borrow a book, select the book, and click "Borrow." You can borrow up to ten items a month.
You can read from the app! Search your app store for "Hoopla"
For tips & tricks on the Hoopla:
Hitting a paywall? Copy the headline, and search for it in the databases below. Most articles are available within 24 hours after they are featured on newspaper websites.