Digital Books

As students work from home, the BACS Librarians want our families to know about the following ways to access free eBooks and audiobooks. We hope these collections help students find informational and fun things to read at home!



MackinVia is the digital platform that the BACS library uses to house its collection of eBooks and audiobooks. All students are welcome to use this collection, and if any questions come up please contact Kelly Austin at . Our collection has recently gone from 1,600 titles to nearly 10,000 in the last month!

Download the MackinVia App OR go to

Each student in grades 3rd-8th have an individual account for our library’s digital collection. Students in K-2nd grades have been given a username and password upon request.

To log on to the app or website:

  • Type in our school: Bryn Athyn Church School
  • Then put in the student’s username and password.

Students’ usernames are their first name plus last initial. For example, Kelly Austin’s username is kellya. Students’ passwords are library + the year that they will graduate 8th grade. For example, a fourth grader’s password is library24.

Once a student is logged on to their MackinVia account, they can browse titles and checkout up to 6 books to their account. Resources last 2 weeks on an account, and can be renewed up to 3 times.

Questions or Requests for usernames and passwords, contact Kelly Austin MackinVia App



Epic! offers free unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes. 

Epic! Website

Download epic! app on Apple App Store or Google Play Store (may also be available for other devices)



Tumblebooks has offered three subscription services for free to help schools during their closures. Tumblebooklibrary is a collection of over 1100 titles for grades K-6. Tumblemath is a collection of math storybooks for grades K-6. Audiobookcloud has over 1200 titles for kindergarten students through adults, so you will need to navigate to the children’s books.

Tumble Book Library – K-6 children’s ebook database

Tumble Math – K-6 math ebook database

AudioBookCloud – This site is an audio book database for kids to adults, however the link provides direct access to the children’s section.


Lightbox Books

Lightbox has offered free access to their collection of nonfiction titles. Books also include instructional videos and quizzes related to each topic.

Lightbox Books Website


Wide Open School

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.