Home Study: Library Resources


MackinVIA is Discovery’s source for ebooks and audiobooks. We have thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available.

You can download the MackinVIA app onto your phone or other device. Alternatively, you can go to MackinVIA.com. There is also a link on the Discovery Library web page on the left hand side.

To learn more about MackinVIA, you can watch a student tour.

Signing In

For School/Library Name, type Discovery Elementary. A drop down list will appear. Select the correct Discovery Elementary School for Arlington, Virginia.

Click the blue Log In button.

Click on the blue bar on the left hand side of the screen. Do not log in on the right side.

Type in your student’s ID number as their user name and their 6-digit password.

Click Go.

Finding eBooks and Audiobooks

You can search for things you want a variety of ways:

  • By category of books – for instance, Adventure, Animals or Biographies. You can click on one of these categories to browse books available in that category.
  • Browse all ebooks or audiobooks by clicking on the option for eBooks or Audiobooks on the left hand side of the screen.
  • Search by a specific title or topic by using the search box in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Under Advanced Search, you can also search by Author, Subject, Genre, etc. or filter results to find ebooks or audiobooks that are currently available.
  • Using Groups –  click on the red Groups bar on the left hand side of the screen and then select books for specific grade levels. These are books selected by Mr. Re or Ms. Wine specifically each grade/topic of study.

Checking out an eBook

To check out a book, click on the book in MackinVIA. If you would like to check out the book, click on Checkout.

All eBooks and audiobooks are returned automatically 2 weeks after they are checked out.

If a book is already checked out, you can put the book on hold by clicking on Request. This will put the book on hold for you and you will be notified when it is available for checkout. You can also save the book as a Favorite in order to save it in a “wish list” for future reading.

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Re or email Ms. Wine.