Tisch Library Media Center

Digital Books

E-Books in the Catalog

The library has a growing collection of eBooks that support the curriculum and are intended for pleasure reading. eBooks may be accessed via either Destiny Discover or OverDrive.
  • Access digital books by logging into the library catalog using your assigned username and password (boys in fourth grade and above). Download the Destiny Discover app on a variety of devices to read many of our eBooks.
  • Digital Books may also be accessed by logging into the library catalog, using your assigned username and password (boys in fourth grade and above), and accessing OverDrive


The library has a set of kindle paperwhites for loan to boys in the Middle and Upper schools. Boys can choose up to three books from our Overdrive eBook collection that we will load onto the paperwhite for them.

Boys and parents must fill out a Kindle User Agreement. We keep this agreement on file for the remainder of his time at A-S. 


Expertly narrated audio books are a wonderful way to experience books whether at home or on the move. The A-S library has a terrific collection of CD-Book Packs, Playaways™, and downloadable audiobooks for all ages.


CD Book Packs
A-S has a sizable collection of Readalong CD-Book Packs for boys just learning to read.  This wonderful set is housed in the Lower School Reading Room (the Egg). 
Playaway™ Collection
A Playaway™ is a book that has been pre-loaded onto a device the size of a pack of playing cards. You can listen to a Playaway™ using earbuds or by connecting it to a sound system using an aux cord.
Digital Download Collection
Digital downloads give you 24-hour access to audiobooks. They can be played on mobile devices including smartphones, iPods and iPads as well as on computers.
  • Learn how to access our OverDrive collection, which is curated for middle and upper school students as well as for adults, with these instructions.
  • Learn how to access our Destiny Discover collection, which is curated primarily for lower school boys with these instructions.

Listening Devices

Want to listen to an audiobook from the library’s OverDrive collection? We have new devices in the library for you to borrow so that you can listen to the book of your choice. The first step is to choose the book that you want to hear from OverDrive.  Then, fill out this form and check back a few hours later with Mrs. Reid at the circulation desk. 

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.