• Welcome to your Sellwood Middle School Library!

    Destiny Discover Library Catalog

    To access free ebooks, choose:

    Choose Material Type "ebook"


    MORE Free ebooks! One year only (ages 13-21):


    The Brooklyn Public Library is offering a free ecard to teens in response to the national wave of book banning.

    "The eCard gives access to 350,00 e-books, 200,000 audiobooks and over 100 databases, and it will be valid for one year."

    "To learn more about the program or apply for a free eCard, teens can send a note to BooksUnbanned@bklynlibrary.org or via the Library’s teen-run Instagram account, @bklynfuture."


    Or use the Sora app.

    Sora banner


    Video* and slideshow for how to use the Sora app

    * Note: We now have "single sign-on" through google chrome for Sora. So if you are logged into your PPS account, you won't have to log in again.

    Also thanks to Ms. Cassie Lanzas, Wilson HS Librarian, for making this video and sharing it for all of PPS to use!



    Library - Contact Info

    "Questions answered, Smiles offered, Books found!" 


    Library Assistant Th & F : Beverly Mangold

    Media Specialist M & T: Tini Maier

    W - This library team also serves Jackson Middle School. On Wednesdays, we swap every other week for who is at each school.


    Ways to reach us:

    Email bmangold@pps.net and tmaier@pps.net

    You may also send us Text messages and make phone calls to our mobile phones using the Remind App. Simply reply to any Library Remind text sent.

    You may also call the school, but we are often busy, so please back that up with an email if that works for you. :-)



    Research Tools

    Remember to be logged into your PPS student account, so PPS research tools will open for you!

     Destiny Collection example

    Video - Find & Hold book in Destiny Collection

    Video - Navigating 5 Types of Ebooks


    World Book Student

    Sign-in hint + video - How to use World Book Online 


    Destiny Discover Library Catalog

    Video - Websites Tab in PPS Library Catalog


    OSLIS Library Catalog button

    Video - Find & Open OSLIS Gale 

    Video - Use, Highlight & Take Notes from OSLIS Gale 


    sticky notes pile

    Videos + examples - Online Note-Taking Table 


    Folder icon

    Video - Make & Share Teamwork Folders




    For more free e-books, audiobooks, and resources,

    click PPS Library Services and explore!

    Don't worry about passwords. It was all opened up for remote learning. If you find a password is necessary, contact your school library staff.

    • Try Teen Book Cloud.

    • Not up for reading on a screen? Try an audiobook!

    laptop image    heart image    book image      audio headphones  




    Follow this link to learn about ReachOut Reading image of houses   




    Do you have ideas light bulb icon  for your Sellwood MS Library?

    Share your ideas! Fill out this books I recommend form.




    Note: We attempt to maintain safe links in this site.

    However, parents and students are reminded that caution should always be used when accessing web sites.