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Library Orientation: Home

Welcome to the Library Video

Organization:  The library is organized by two methods.  One for fiction and one for nonfiction.

The fiction is organized by genre.  We have all of our historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels in separate areas.

The nonfiction is organized by the Dewey Decimal System.  All nonfiction has a number on the side.  This number is corresponds with a subject.


Searching the Library's Catalog:

Print books contain information not available in a digital method.  And even with the Internet, there are still many people that prefer using print books to research.   Print books are portable, organized, don’t need a power source to use. They contain easy access points like an index or table of contents.  When using library catalogs, search your keywords. Library catalogs do not work like Google! The more specific and the less keywords you search, the better.  Avoid  punctuation. Our catalog only has around 7,000 items and the search engine only searches through titles, authors, subjects, and summaries. If one keyword doesn’t work, use another word that is similar to it.  Keep trying.  If you find the perfect book, it’s well worth the extra effort.


Using Follett’s Destiny Quest:

Print books are found through the library catalog: Destiny Quest, and are cataloged according to the Dewey Decimal System.  The “call number” found on the search result is the same as what you’ll find on the spine label of the book.  Some items in the library are arranged according to shop.  We also have a separate biography and fiction section. The web address for Destiny is montytech.follettdestiny.com.  You can also reach this page by going through the library website off the main page for the high school: montytech.net then clicking on Curriculum, then Library/Media Center.  E-books are accessible also through Destiny Quest.  After your keyword search, Destiny Quest will lead you to one of our two e-book websites: Gale Virtual Reference Library or Follett Shelf. 

 

eBooks and Audiobooks

Commonwealth eBook Collections:

On your portable device (cell phone or tablet) search for and download the SORA app. Watch the VIDEO to learn how.

Click: "My school isn't listed" at the bottom, type in Montachusett, and tap MLS Commonwealth Collections. Select Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School and sign in with your montytech.net account. You may need to type in your password.  Take out five books at a time. Or read or listen in a browser

Note:  Books sync whether you use the website or the app.  To expand your options, link your public library card and/or Boston Public Library card to SORA (see directions below or watch the VIDEO).  In the app, click in the corner and add a library


Free Boston Public Library Card:

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD, get an ecard from the Boston Public Library online.  Add the BPL to your SORA app for even more books.  Detailed instructions are here!  The BPL eCard gives you online access to apps where to borrow audiobooks and ebooks, among other things like research databases and movies. Here is the link to register for an e-card.


Click here if using a computer and downloading to a Kindle or Nook. Choose Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School.  Click on your Monty Tech account.  Take out three at a time (21-day loan). Move over to your Nook using Adobe Digital Editions or your Kindle. Or read or listen in a browser


Monty Tech's Destiny Discover:  Download the Destiny Discover app to find books and ebooks in our catalog.  Use your montytech login and password to login and download books.


Borrowing PRINT Books from the Library

You can still borrow books from the Library.  Here are the step-by-step instructions for borrowing Items (VIDEO!):

  1. Browse our Library Catalog. Search for a book title, author, or subject.
  2. Click on the Title of the book you'd like to borrow.
  3. Log in with your Monty Tech username (not your email) and password and click on HOLD.
  4. We will retrieve the books and place them with your name on the display table. Curb-side pick up! If you are "remote only," pick up at the Main Office. If you can't find the book you want or you are having trouble with our system, use this form or send an email.  Return books to the Drop outside the library.

Librarian

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Jennifer Jourdain
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Montachusett Regional Voc Tech School
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
jourdain-jennifer@montytech.net
(978) 345-9200 x5125
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