Renaissance Accelerated Reader Bookfinder is a web-based search tool that was created for parents, guardians, and students to search for appropriate Accelerated Reader books.
Accelerated Reader Bookfinder can be used two different ways
- search (quick or advanced)
- Teacher Lists (requires a keycode)
Accessing Accelerated Reader Bookfinder
Anyone can access Accelerated Reader Bookfinder by going to www.arbookfind.com. On the Welcome page, select Student, Parent, Teacher, or Librarian; then, click Submit.
What you see after you enter the program depends on what you chose. All users can switch between English and Spanish by selecting a link in the top right corner of the page.
How Accelerated Reader Bookfinder Works
One common way to use Accelerated Reader Bookfinder is to follow these steps:
- Search for book titles.
- Add titles to your AR BookBag.
- Print the contents (book titles) of your AR BookBag to use as a reference when visiting a library or bookstore.
The AR BookBag in Accelerated Reader Bookfinder is a temporary holder, similar to a "shopping cart." You can add or remove book titles in the AR BookBag, and you can print the contents (book titles).
Like Accelerated Reader Bookguide, Accelerated Reader Bookfinder includes two types of searches:
You can designate the lists that you create in Accelerated Reader Bookguide as Teacher Lists. These lists can be viewed by parents, guardians, and students in Accelerated Reader Bookfinder if they enter your keycode. The keycode is automatically generated by Accelerated Reader Bookguide, and there is one keycode for each account.
The keycode is printed on the Informational Letter. Teachers print the Informational Letter in Accelerated Reader Bookguide and send it home with their students to share with parents or guardians.
You can also view the keycode in the Personal Preferences when you edit the Accelerated Reader Bookfinder preferences. In those preferences, you can also choose whether quiz ownership and book ownership will be shown to parents, guardians, and students in Accelerated Reader Bookfinder.
In Accelerated Reader Bookfinder, users enter the keycode to the left of the Quick Search tab and select Go. They can then see the Teacher Lists tab, which lists the Teacher Lists from Accelerated Reader Bookguide, and they can select a Teacher List to open it.
For more information about Accelerated Reader Bookfinder, see the Accelerated Reader Bookfinder help.