Welcome to the Nyack High School Library

The library has print materials, non-print materials, electronic resources and more available for all students. Students may use the library during their lunch period, their option period, their study hall and after school. All students must have a pass to enter the library for any reason during the school day. All students must sign in each period they enter the library. We look forward to serving our students with their curriculum needs. It is recommended that all students join the librarian's Google Classroom Page, class code: VLTY3Ai, for more information about the library and school assignments.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Students entering 9th-12th grade should participate in Ms. Birro's Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt! One student will win a prize when school returns in September. Click  here  for more information. 
  • The deadline to return/replace/pay for library books is June 25th! If you have lost a book, you have the option to purchase a new copy and replace to the library directly OR write a check for the amount (see librarian) made out to Nyack Public Schools. Students who still have overdue books when we return in September will be unable to borrow items until they return, replace, or pay for their missing books.
  • Students - Please take this brief (2 question) survey regarding eBooks: Student eBook Survey  Your feedback is important!
  • HS Students and Faculty now have access to audio books from Tales2Go! For more information click the following:  Login Guide and Letter Form.pdf  or  Login Guide Parent Letter Spanish.pdf 
  • Book Club meets once per month during lunch in the library. New members are always welcome! For more information, see Ms. Birro!
  • Chess Club meets every Tuesday after school in the library. New members are always welcome! For more information, see Mr. Freuman!
  • To view a video recap of Nyack High School's first ever Teen Tech Week (TTW), which was held in the library during the first week of March, click here

CONTACT

Ms. Amanda Birro

Library Media Specialist

abirro@nyackschools.org

 Ms. Bernice Culpepper

Library Clerk Typist

bculpepper@nyackschools.org

Phone

(845) 353-7142

Hours

Monday - Friday

7:15 AM - 3:15 PM

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello! My name is Amanda Birro, the library media specialist at Nyack High School. I look forward to helping students find the resources they need to accomplish both academic and personal tasks. One of my goals is to have the library help each student achieve their maximum potential as 21st century learners. I aspire to create a welcoming environment for all.

If a book or other item that is property of the library is lost or damaged, we will contact you. You have the option to replace the item with a new one directly to the library or a check can be made out to Nyack Public Schools for the cost of the item so that it may be replaced.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you all and to an exciting year ahead!

SCHOOL LIBRARY CATALOG

OPALS:

OPen-source Automated Library System

 

Cite Your Sources

   

Noodletools

A website that assists users step by step to create a bibliography in MLA (Nyack District required), APA or Chicago format. Each student must create a personal username and password to use.  You can log in from home as well.

 

Avoid Plagiarism

 

 

Turnitin

A plagiarism prevention tool for both student and faculty use. Students must create a username and password.

FREQUENTLY USED DATABASES:

 

Gale databases

Includes over 40 databases, many funded by NOVEL, New York State Library. Power Search option will search all or selected databases simultaneously.  The two databases funded by the Nyack School District are Student Resources in Context and Science in Context.

 To use from home -See Librarian for Remote Access ID and PW

   

Ebsco Databases

Includes the database  Advanced Placement Source among others. Click on Ebsco Host Web to access all databases individually. Click on Explora Secondary Schools to search all databases simultaneously and to access content through identified subject areas.

 To use from home -See Librarian for Remote Access ID and PW

  

Worldbook Encyclopedia

An online encyclopedia, also includes periodical articles and website links.

 To use from home -See Librarian for Remote Access ID and PW

 

 

  

Credo Reference

A database of over 800 full text reference books with over 3 million entries.  Has a search engine component and images associated with many search terms.

 To use from home -See Librarian for Remote Access ID and PW

Wall Street Journal

  You should be able to use any browser while on the school network.

New York Times

 

Full access is granted when using the Internet Explorer browser while on the school network.