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Destiny: Our Library Catalog

(For Students & Faculty)

What is Destiny?
Destiny is our Web-based, district-wide library automation system.

How can Destiny help me?
1. Destiny is web-based so it can be used from any Internet connected computer.
2. Destiny shows books available at Leander ISD school libraries, including Giddens Elementary School.
3. Destiny is image-rich. A book cover is pictured in the search list. Selecting the book displays valuable information such as a description of the book, the book’s reading and interest level, etc. Clicking on the book cover (Title Peek) allows the reader to explore book pages and read reviews.
4. Destiny makes suggestions of other subjects that are related to the book selected. A direct link takes the reader to a new list of options.
5. Destiny allows the user to make a booklist of book selections.
6. Destiny creates a bibliography from a booklist with a touch of one button.
How do I find a books, items, or resources in Destiny?
1. Access Destiny by entering http://destiny.leanderisd.org/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog
2. Scroll down and click on Giddens Elementary
3. Click on the Catalog tab
4. At the Basic Search tab, type in a subject, book title, author name, or series title
5. Click on the corresponding icon and look through your search results
6. To sort your search, click on the sort by tab to sort by call number, author, date, type, status, or relevance.
7. Click on the title to find out more about it.
8. If you didn't find what you want, you can Refine your Search by changing your search terms or try a different icon. The keyword search usually finds the most books. You can also use the Power tab to limit titles in your search.
9. The Visual tab is a fun way to find things using picture prompts.
What is Destiny Quest?
1. By clicking on Destiny Quest (tab on the left), you can see the Top 10 items in your school library, Resources Lists, and New Arrivals to your library.
2. You can add books to My List by first typing in a search word or phrase in Find and scrolling over book covers then Drag + Drop them in the rectangle. You can print your list by clicking on Titles and choosing Print Options.
3. You exit Destiny Quest by clicking on Exit Quest in the upper right-hand corner. You will then be taken back to the regular catalog.
Will Destiny let me see my own personal library account?
Yes, you can log onto Destiny using your student username and password. You will be able to check your account, make book selections, and save lists of books. You must login to your account to do this.
1. Access Destiny through the Internet
a. School access is http://destiny.leanderisd.org/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog
2. Scroll down and click on Giddens Elementary School
3. Click on login in the upper right hand corner
4. Type in your school username and password
5. You can see the items you have checked out, due dates, overdue fine information, and recommended titles.