Chicago Public Schools

Department of Library and Information Services

eBooks! eBooks! eBooks! eBooks! eBooks!


The Chicago Public Schools Department of Library and Information Services provides an extensive collection of eBooks that can be accessed at home or at school with the following directions:


1. Go to Soar http://bit.ly/iamslib

2. Click “CPS Virtual Library Elementary School” (left navigation bar).

3. Search for a book by title, author, or keyword.

4. Click on the title of the book or your choice.

5. Click, “Click here to read this eBook from Follett.”

6. In the new window, enter Username 4890 and Password 4890.

7. Click “Read online.”

8. Click F11 button (top row of keys) to increase the size of the browser window (Click F11 later to decrease the size of the browser window)

9. Use the various functions, including Search, Notes, Table of Contents, Dictionary, Book info, Read Out Loud, etc.

10. Adjust the view of the book (e.g. Zoom In, Zoom Out, Single Page View, Dual Page View).

11. When finished, please click the “Close Book” icon so that other readers can enjoy that book!