Swanson Library Media Center

Vision: To provide a safe and caring environment with 24 hour access to educational and recreational materials that support the needs of our diverse population.

Mission:  The library will engage, serve, and empower students to help them become educated creators and consumers of information and value reading for personal fulfillment.

Destiny Discover Library Catalog
Destiny Discover

Our library catalog, Destiny Discover, has access to print books, eBooks, and Audiobooks. Log in using your APS MyAccess username and password. In the box labeled “School” type in and choose Swanson Middle School Arlington, VA.

To check out print books: 1) place books on hold in Destiny Discover, 2) wait for a Canvas message from the librarians that your book(s) are checked out to you, 3) come by the cafeteria (back of the school) or lobby if it is raining (front/side of the school) to pick them up, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-1:00. You will have one week to pick them up.

See the tutorials below to place books on hold for check out:

MackinVIA

For additional eBooks and Audiobooks you may use the MackinVIA app on your iPad. Log in using your APS MyAccess username and password. For the “School/Library Name” box type in and choose Swanson Middle School Arlington, VA.

See tutorials below:

How to get to the databases through MackinVIA or Canvas:

Media Center Staff:

Ms. Patterson Library Media Specialist
Ms. Stacy Library Media Specialist
Ms. Nicholas Library Administrative Assistant

Contact us at: Ask a Librarian

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