Virtualized Bookshelves Make Backpacks Lighter

Cajisha Telusme, Staff Writer

Many of us own an eBook reader or some device that has the capability to download written material and display it on a bright-lit, LCD screen. A familiar scene is a teacher assigning a novel to be read and the class groans at the thought of having to carry an actual weight around in their hands or in their bags on a routinely basis. In the worst case these books go misplaced, later they get damaged and then, they’re forgotten. These common effects leave students with obligations they’ll carry to senior year and beyond if they forget to pay.

No more stress due to making sure you have the book with you everyday, no more obligations because of a lost or damaged material and no more class groans when the teacher assigns a new novel.

Santaluces’s own library has gained access to a free website that offers a plethora of reading material for electronic download.

“Isn’t it so cool?” Ms. Moe, Santaluces High librarian said.

Are you interested? Well this is how you can access it:

1. Go to, find “Santaluces High School”


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2. Click on the link for “eBook Shelves” (MackinVIA)

3. Login in with your regular student number login: s######## and the password that goes along with it and once you’ve arrived to this page you’ve reached your destination!

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Shortly after these few easy steps, you’ve gained access to a library of books online for free. An opportunity like this is a thing of the future and it’s here in the present. It should be taken advantage of and everyone should know about it. No more lugging around pounds of books, no more moaning and groaning when the teacher assigns a reading material and no more paperback paper cuts.

It’s the technologic generation and Santaluces is moving in the right direction with the rest of the world.