Our Library Catalog: Follett Destiny/Destiny Discover
This year we bought a ton of new titles for you to read! We have access to hundreds of eBooks and hardcopy titles.
To find out if we have something available, visit our catalog which is linked to our library website under both the "Read" and "Research" tab.
Place a Hold or Renew a Book
To place a hold or renew a book, simply log into the catalog using your info. See below for details.
LOGIN INFO for Students
Student ID # - xxxx
Your password is your 8 digit date of birth - MMDDYYYY.
Borrow an eBook from the Gov. Volpe Library
You will also use this ID to borrow eBooks from our library on Destiny Discover (one of the tabs on the catalog).
Commonwealth eBook Collaborative
Similar to our eBooks, we also share access to eBooks with a few other schools on this platform called the Commonwealth eBook collaborative.
whslc + "firstnamelastname" = e.g. whslcjanedoe
Boston Public Library eCard / Hoopla
BPL eCard: The BPL eCard will give you access to anything the Boston Public Library has free digitally. This includes their access to their databases (including JSTOR), Hoopla, their audiobooks/eBooks (Overdrive), RBDigital Magazines (formerly Zinio), and also allows you to borrow museum passes. Anyone that is a resident of Massachusetts can sign up online. You'll get an email with your account info. Nota Bene: Use your personal email to log in so that you can use this card after you graduate. You can also sign up for a real library card by visiting any BPL branch.
Hoopla: With a Wakefield Library Card or a Boston Public Library Card (hardcard or eCard) you can create an account on Hoopla. Hoopla is awesome. It has free movies, albums, audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels, comic books, etc.
Here are a few of their current offerings:
Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey; The Sun and Her Flowers
Sarah Schmidt's See What I Have Done
Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Graphic Novel Adaption
Film: What We Do in the Shadows (It's like The Office mixed with a vampire movie- hilarious and spooky).
Feel free to send me an email or drop by the library if you ever need help with eBooks or anything related to your studies.
Over the summer we started a massive renovation and reorganization process. It took ages to get the library in working order, but we are finally done! Every single book had to be organized and put back on the shelves. We got rid of a ton of old materials to make way for new resources. The collection is in better shape than ever. We have new books and supplies on the way, and we now have a streamlined, dynamic space for you to use as you learn at WMHS, including a growing makerspace in our former library workroom.
Here are some of the opportunities and resources that the library provides to you!
Access to books, databases, & magazines; access to Hoopla and other eMaterials, research assistance; citation guidance; application expertise; first-level technology assistance; craft and project materials; access to our makerspace/conference space (with a reservation); tutoring space; presentation space (great for practicing); reading recommendations; book club; social media accounts promoting opportunities for teens (@volpereads on Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram; we also have a Facebook page); etc!
The Boring, but ever so important, Gov. Volpe Library Expectations