Accessing eBooks at the Parent Resource Center

How-to Access eBooks at the PRC

In early 2021, the Parent Resource Center added eBooks to its library. Now you can choose from more than 400 eBooks, and check out your selection using a personal computer, tablet or smart phone. Check out up to six books, and keep books for as long as three weeks. 

Below is information about how to check out books and then access the books you have checked out. Just feel like browsing to see what's available? We have included instructions on searching for eBooks. 

Accessing eBooks - Video

 

Accessing eBooks - Written Instructions

Accessing eBooks - Written Instructions

Instructions in English below are the same as those above except they are divided into individual topics.

Check Out eBooks

Search our Library Catalog: https://bit.ly/2Q0okFW.

Photo of search bar

Click on the title of your book. Look for the eBook icon.

blue arrow pointing to ebook icon

Login.

Use your email given when checked out materials before.

Email the PRC: prc@fcps.edu to set up an account if you have never checked out materials with us before.

photo of options to sign in.  One for fcps and one for familites

Click on the Blue Open box.

Arrow pointing to blue open box

If the book is available for checkout, you will be able to choose either open now, add to favorites, or checkout.

blue arrow pointing to available icon.

If the book is not available, you will be able to choose either preview, add to favorites, or request.

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Once you check out, click Open Now.

Arrow pointing to open now

Enjoy!

picture of book in reading mode

 

Access Your Checked-out eBook

Log in to the FCPS Library: https://fairfax.mackinvia.com/Enter/NoAuto

Type FCPS Parent Resource Center in School Library Name

 

FCPS Makin login page

Select Log In (You may want to bookmark this page before signing in for faster access.)

Log in page

Log -in

  • Use your email given when checked out materials before.
  • Email the PRC: prc@fcps.edu to set up an account if you have never checked out materials with us before.
Different options for signing in.  One for staff and one for community

Choose the Backpack Icon

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Choose Checkouts

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Choose from the Menu

Menu options for opening a book

 

Search ONLY for eBooks

Choose Search Options

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Choose Format: eBook and Search

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Browse all eBooks or type a topic in the search

display of available ebooks

 

Access the Library Catalog