Welcome to the Nyack High School Library

The library has both print and non-print materials and electronic resources available for all students. The electronic resources are also available through remote access (from home or outside the district), further information on those resources and access to them is provided on this page. The District has an online catalog, also linked to this page. Students may use the library during their lunch period, their option period (for 11th and 12th graders), their study hall (9th and 10th graders with sign up) and after school with student ID for all students. We look forward to serving our students with their curriculum needs.

 

CONTACT

Ms. Amanda Birro

Library Media Specialist

abirro@nyackschools.org

Mrs. Dorothy Devine

Library Clerk Typist

Phone

(845) 353-7142

Hours

Monday - Friday

7:15 AM - 3:15 PM

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello! My name is Amanda Birro, the new library media specialist at Nyack High School. Having just relocated to the area, I am excited to be a new member of the Nyack community. 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 is lost or damaged, we will contact you. You have the option to replace the book with a new copy 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. For Chromebooks that students are permitted to use while in the library, if they are lost or damaged, 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 databases  Advanced Placement Source and History Reference Center 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

Espanol/Ingles

  

Rosetta Stone is a language learning immersion tool.

 

Espanol/Ingles

  

 A tool to foster independent reading.