Library

Destiny Discover 

Search Acres Green's library for books. You can also sign in and place books on hold.

What to Read Next

Need help finding suggestions on what to read next? This website can give you suggestions based upon a book or author you like.

Accelerated Reader

In-School Testing site - Site to take AR tests at school. Tests cannot be taken at home.

BookFinder - Curious if a book has an AR test? Look it up here. You can also see what level it is and the amount of points it is worth.

E-Books

Sora App

DCSD students & staff can browse and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere, on any device. Students and staff login with their universal credentials to check out 3 titles at a time for a two-week lending period. After the lending period, the titles are automatically returned to the shelf! Click here to learn more.



Databases

In partnership with Douglas County Public Libraries, students can access their student databases at school and at home. 

In order to access at home students use the following information:
  • Username = 12345678 and Student DCSD ID number(often referred to as their lunch number)
  • PIN = Last 4 digits of student number
The Elementary Student Database includes:

Biography in Context
Find information on the world’s most influential people through biographical entries, videos, images, primary sources, and articles from hundreds of periodicals and newspapers.

Britannica
Conduct research, work on projects, and explore your interests using this reference resource for all ages.

Britannica Escolar
Access Britannica’s resources in Spanish for elementary and middle-school level research.

CultureGrams
Discover current cultural and geographical information about states, provinces, and countries around the world. Students of all ages will find details on economy, weather, history, and recipes.

History Resources: Facts on File
Find primary sources, maps, timelines, videos, and more for American, ancient and medieval, and modern world history. Great for high school and college students looking to ace their history papers and projects.

Homework HelpNow
BRAINFUSE

Get live, expert homework help, tutoring, and chess coaching, or create your own virtual study room with friends to share notes. Take practice tests for major academic and vocational exams. Offerings exist in English and Spanish with live translation support.

Literature Resource Center
Explore background information on famous writers and works of literature through critical, interdisciplinary sources. Ace your school projects by saving sources and creating highlights and notes.

NoveList K-8 Plus
Explore librarian-curated book lists and find read-alikes based on author, series, or title. Use the Appeal Mixer to find books based on mood, theme, writing style, and more.
Reference E-Books

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
Browse a vast library of e-books with topics ranging from arts, literature, and history to business and medicine. Perfect for research or casual reading. Popular offerings include DK Eyewitness Books, the For Dummies series, and Eyewitness Travel.

World Almanac for Kids
Find kid-centric resources on topics from geography to health with unique offerings like science experiments, informational videos, and learning games.

Colorado History

Colorado Department of Education- Offers primary source sets for elementary teachers and students grades k-6.

Colorado Encyclopedia - An online resource for all things Colorado vetted by top Colorado scholars. Includes articles leveled for 4th, 8th, and 10th grade readers. 

Douglas County Public Library

  • Our digital library is always open—and it's been enhanced to accommodate more digital checkouts (now up to 12 borrows per month) and less wait time (decreased ratio of holds to copies, now just 3:1).

  • You may Skip the Line on OverDrive and through the Libby app for instant checkout of items, similar to Your Lucky Day items in our branches. And you'll see that familiar shamrock.

  • You may also access a variety of digital library perks, from audio-guided workouts, to crafting classes, to online learning and more.

  • Those who do not currently have a DCL library card can get instant access to our digital collection with a digital library card through OverDrive's Instant Digital Card and Hoopla's Engage.

  • Get a Library Card here!

 

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected]