Using Library Apps

Start Reading e-Books and e-Audiobooks, from the Jefferson Library

Jefferson has a collection of e-books and e-audiobooks to check out, download to your devices, and enjoy.  There are 2 different companies that provide us with digital books and audiobooks.  These digital books are starting to be searchable in ACORN.  You can use these e-books on a computer and download them to your devices [supported devices:  most Windows, Mac, iPad/iPhone/iPod (iOS 6 or higher), Android tablet, Kindle, and Nook devices].  Ask Ms. Wall for help or simply start playing a bit:

  • MackinVia- LogoMackinVia – There are currently almost 800 titles, both fiction and nonfiction, and 350 audiobooks that you can browse and check out.
    • To log in:  School: start typing it in (be sure to find right school/county).  When you select Jefferson Middle School, Arlington, VA, you should be directed to log in with OneLogin–type in your Student ID# and your StudentVue password
    • If you have used MackinVia before and the School has been saved, delete Jefferson and then start typing it in again.  When you select Jefferson Middle School, Arlington, VA, you should now be directed to log in with One Login
  • brytewaveBryteWave (previously Follett Shelf and Catalist audiobooks) – Currently about 1000 e-books (including 28 that are always available for an unlimited number of simultaneous readers).  Also currently about 117 e-audiobooks to listen to.  More titles are coming!
    • Login procedure has changed.  Ms. Wall will be working with classes as she can.  Please see Ms. Wall in the Library for help syncing your account the first time.
    • To log in: Username: your student ID#; Password: your StudentVue (OneLogin) password
    • Different directions for Staff:  Username:  your employee#; Password:  jefferson
    • The first time you log in to Follett on your device, you have to put in the following URL:

To get started:

Go to your App store and download so you can read and listen on your device.

Follett Enlight Follett BryteWave K-12 mackinvia MackinVIA

Need help?  Please come talk with us in the Library.

Using Other Library Apps

If you have an Arlington Public Library card, you can check out e-books and e-audiobooks.

Mobile access to Arlington Libraries:

  • ACORN AirPAC (school catalog) — search for books and other materials at Jefferson or other APS schools
    • Type into your phone or other device’s web browser.
    • Bookmark the page
  • Arlington Public Libraries online catalog — search the public libraries’ materials and check your account (with your library card #)
    • Type into your device’s web browser
    • Bookmark the page

World Book Encyclopedias mobile access:

  • Type into your web browser
  • Bookmark

Gale Databases App — AccessMyLibrary for Schools (for iOS and Android devices):

  • Go to App Store
  • Search for Gale (select Gale, Part of Cengage Learning)
  • Select AccessMyLibrary for Schools (it has green icon)
  • Download for free
  • Install
  • When you first try to run program, you need to:
    • Select state (VA)
    • Select Arlington Public Schools, and verify
    • Enter password (get from Librarian or by logging into Blackboard (For Students / APS Library Online / find Gale remote access password)
    • Select Gale Databases

Did you know there’s a Blackboard App?

  • Go to App Store
  • Search for Blackboard Mobile Learn
  • Download for free
  • Install