Library/Media Center


Welcome to South Lake Middle School Library’s web page!


Log into Destiny to find relevant print and online materials. Use your IUSD login - no at the end of your username. 


Encyclopedia Britannica - Great resource on all subjects, especially background information

ABC-CLIO - Social studies databases

ProQuest - Newspaper and journal articles, history and literature databases, great resource for in-depth information

BrainPop - Often used by teachers, but available here for student usage at any time

Password info. for all databases can be found here 


There are several ways you can access e-books through a device (computer, tablet, phone) wherever you are! 

Click on the links below for access & instructions on how to navigate through these sites.


IUSD OVERDRIVE (link) - This is the main collection of e-books for the district. As a middle school student, you will have access to all e-books and audiobooks available to grades K-8. You'll find mostly high interest fiction titles. Click here for recommended Overdrive titles from South Lake's library staff!


OCPL E-BOOKS USING SORA (NEW!!)- Once you can log into OverDrive, you can easily access the Sora app using a computer, tablet, or phone. This will give you access to all of Orange County Public Library's (OCPL's) e-books even if you do not have a library card with them!! Click here if you're using a computer (desktop, laptop, Chromebook). Or click here if you're using a tablet or phone.


MACKINVIA (link) - A small collection of unlimited e-books. After clicking on the link, type in South Lake Middle School as your school/district and you should then be forwarded to the collection. Click on a title and check out.




Top Picks for Middle Schoolers (Scholastic)

The Best Report Books for Middle Schoolers (Common Sense Media)

Literature Map (author recommendation tool)