Library

Overlooking the library fiction section with books on top of shelves

Library hours

Day Hours
Monday - Thursday 6:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday 6:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Rowlett Reading Challenge

The Rowlett Reading Challenge is a reading initiative that encourages students to read books from various authors, genres & more! Students may choose to ready one, five, or twenty-five books throughout the course of the school year! At the end of each six weeks, the library will enter the names of any student who has finished reading a book and submitted their book talk or book review into a drawing for a small prize. 
 
To participate: 
  1. Choose a category you would like to read from!
  2. Read your book! 
  3. Record the title & author of the book on your Rowlett Reading Challenge Card, then share what you read by completing a book review or a book talk. 
  4. Choose another book and keep reading! 

See Mrs. Green, Ms Hensleigh or your English teacher with questions or for more information about participating! 

Reading with myON is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Log in
    • Go to Clever
    • Log in with your student school username and school password
    • New users will be prompted to take an interest inventory and Lexile placement assessment to get started. 
  2. Select books 
    • From your dashboard, students can select recommended books that match their interests and reading level. You can also browse and search the entire collection and tag books to add to their own lists for future reading. 
  3. Start reading! 
    • The book reader allows you to select reading supports including audio, text highlighting and an embedded dictionary for any book you choose to read. 

Why should you read with myON?

  • You can choose from thousands of digital books
  • Available 24/7, year-round for independent reading and school assignments 
  • You can read online on any wed-enabled device, including tablets, notebooks and desktop computers 
  • Download up to 20 books at a time to read offline
  • Free mobile apps from iPads, Android devices, Chromebooks and Kindle Fire HD

Frequently asked questions

How do I check out a book?

Students can check out library books & resources using their school ID number. They can visit the library and use our self check out stations to scan their student ID badges or manually type in their number on the provided key pad, then check out their books & resources. 

How many items can I check out?

Students may check out up to five items at a time. Exceptions are allowed if students need additional books. 

How do I access e-books, audiobooks & other online resources?

Please visit our online library catalog, to access MackinVIA for all of our digital resources. Log in using your Garland ISD credentials. 

Through MackinVIA, you will be able to:

  • Check out books from our eBook collection
  • Listen to books in our audiobook collection
  • Access links to our various database resources for English, Science, Social Studies, Math, and College and Career courses
  • Access practice tests & study materials for select Advanced Placement & CTE courses as well as college entrance exams

Can I recheck my books?

Any items that you check out may be renewed as long as there is no request for the item from another student.

How do I turn in my books?

As you enter the library, look for the book drop by the main circulation desk. This is where items should be placed to be checked in when you are ready to return them. 

What happens if my book is overdue or late?

Books are due back to the library three weeks after they are checked out. As long as the book is returned, there will be no late fee. However, if the book is not returned, the student will be responsible for the full cost of the book. Students that have overdue books are at risk of being added to the Loss of Privilege (LOP) list and could possibly lose exam exemptions or other privileges.

I lost or damaged my book, what now?

If you lose a book, you will be charged for the cost of that book. If you find the item later and return it in good condition, you will receive a refund. If an item is so damaged that it can't be returned to the shelf, you will be charged for the cost of that item. If an item is just slightly damaged, any charges will be based on district guidelines.

Can I print in the library?

Yes! Students may print in the library from any of our student computers. Printing in black and white costs $0.10 per page. Color printing costs anywhere from $0.25 to a $1.00 per page & must be emailed to a librarian. 

Library catalogs

library catalog logo

Find books, ebooks, and other resources by visiting your school's library catalog. If you need help with any of these resources, please contact your school librarian.

Online instructional resources

Online Instructional Resources are available to all students, teachers, parents, and administrators from any district or non-district computer.

Local library links