Library/Media Center


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

  • The Library is open before school every day at 7:30 a.m. (except on Tuesday late starts) and closes at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We are also open during snack and lunch.
  • During tutorial, the library is open to students with a gold or silver sticker on their planners, based on GPA. Monday and Thursday are reserved for 8th graders & Wednesday and Friday are reserved for 7th graders.
  • If you cannot find the information you're looking for below, please email the librarian, Ms. Dietz.


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 


Overdrive - Mostly fiction reads, but some non-fiction and audiobooks as well

How-to video for Overdrive

E-Stax (Non-fiction) - Use the iusd login and password




Top Picks for Middle Schoolers (Scholastic)

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

Literature Map (author recommendation tool)

special events

* Every Friday at lunch!

  • 1st Friday: Movie Day
  • 2nd Friday: Board Games
  • 3rd Friday: Club Day
  • 4th Friday: Themed event