Search for Library Resources

With a single search, you can find print and digital resources.

To perform a keyword search of all library resources:

In the Search bar at the top of any page, type a search term, and then press Enter or Return.

Note: You can also pick one of the search suggestions that appears when you start typing a search term.

To use search options to narrow your search:

Note to Librarians: If your patrons use the Simplified version of Destiny Discover, you can enable or disable search options.

  1. In the Search bar at the top of any page, type a search term (optional).
  2. Next to the Search bar, click Search Options.
  3. Use any or all of the following drop-downs to narrow your search:
    • Type: Select a type of search to perform (Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, Series, or Tags).
    • Location: Search your school, a group of schools (elementary, middle, or high) or your entire district.
    • Format: Narrow your search to a specific format, such as eBooks.
    • Sublocation: Narrow your search by sublocation. Sublocation is defined in a copy record and typically represents the genre or a physical location in the library where the book can be found.
    • Starting and Ending Interest Level: Narrow your search to an Interest Level range.
    • Starting and Ending Reading Level: Narrow your search to a reading level range.
    • Reading Programs: Narrow your search by a reading program range.
  4. Click Search.

    Note: If you need to go back and add to or edit your search term, click Set Options or Use These Options (depending on the version) to save your selections and return to the Search bar.

    Search Options pop-up.


  • If search options are set, the button changes from Search Options to Options are Set.
  • To clear options, click Options are Set, and then Clear All Fields.

You can expand or refine your search using the following tools:

Search tool Description Example

Quotation marks (")

Use quotes around search terms to find a specific phrase.

"Great Pyramid" (with quotation marks) will return results that include the exact phrase in the title record.


Great Pyramid (without quotation marks) will return results with the words "Great" and "Pyramid" anywhere in the title record, in no specific order and not necessarily together.

Asterisk (*)

Type an asterisk in the middle of or after a set of characters to let Destiny fill in the blank.

hou* will return results such as house, Houdini, Houston, etc.

Question mark

Use a question mark to replace a single character.


ho?e will return hole, home, hose, Howe, etc.



Use these Boolean operators between search words (must be uppercase). The AND operator is always assumed if you include two words in your search.

red blue is the same as red AND blue.

What happens if I misspell a search term?

If a search term is entered that does not return any search results due to a misspelling, Destiny Discover automatically uses a corrected spelling. For example, if you search for Dr. Suess, it corrects the search term to Dr. Seuss and displays the message: We couldn't find "Dr. Suess" in Books. Showing your results for "Dr. Seuss" instead.