Special Announcement

In June, when you go to clean out your locker or return any items that are property of Nyack Schools (laptops, chromebooks, WiFi hotspots, textbooks, etc.) please also return any school library books that you have. There is a return bin located outside the library doors. The books will remain in quarantine in the bin until they can be cleaned and then properly put away.  *** If you have no other items to return to the school district, are graduating or will no longer be attending NHS, you have the option to return school library books to the Nyack or Valley Cottage Public Libraries, where they will then return the books to me. *** Thank you!


Anuncio Especial

En junio, cuando vaya a limpiar su casillero o devuelva cualquier artículo que sea propiedad de las Escuelas de Nyack (computadoras portátiles, libros de cromo, puntos de acceso WiFi, libros de texto, etc.) también devuelva los libros de la biblioteca escolar que tenga. Hay un contenedor de devolución ubicado afuera de las puertas de la biblioteca. Los libros permanecerán en cuarentena en el contenedor hasta que puedan limpiarse y luego guardarse adecuadamente. *** Si no tiene otros artículos para regresar al distrito escolar, se está graduando o ya no asistirá al NHS, tiene la opción de devolver los libros de la biblioteca de la escuela a las bibliotecas públicas de Nyack o Valley Cottage, donde luego devolverán el libros para mi. *** ¡Gracias!

Welcome to the Nyack High School Library

Library   Biblioteca   圖書館  գրադարան   bibliothèque   perpustakaan  

ライブラリ  thư viện   도서관  ห้องสมุด    fale faitautusi   knjižnica  

библиотека   könyvtár   knihovna   taman pustaka   maktabadda    مكتبة

The library has print materials, non-print materials, electronic resources and more available for all students. Students may use the library during their study hall, lunch or cafe option period. Students who wish to use the library during study hall must report to study hall first, have attendance taken and get a pass from their study hall teacher. Only 4 students per study hall may receive a pass to the library. These students must remain in the library until the end of the period. During “option” periods, students must remain in the library for the entire period. Students who wish to come to the library at any other time during the school day must have a pass from a teacher or administrator. Students should be engaged in something productive, working independently or in small groups, doing classwork or homework, reading or studying. No food or beverages are permitted in the library, including during lunch. The only exception is water in a sealable container.

We look forward to serving our students with their curriculum needs. It is recommended that all students join the librarian's Schoology Page: V2FK-PCBH-J73N9, for more information about the library, its resources, and school assignments.

  Follow the library on Instagram for the most recent updates and announcements! @NyackHSLibrary


 Free Access to Test Prep and College Admissions Videos from The Princeton Review! Please click here to Access!

  • Click here to view the Nyack High School Teen Tech Week (TTW) website!
  • 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 Wednesday immediately after school in the library. New members are always welcome! For more information, see Mr. Freuman!


Ms. Amanda Birro

Library Media Specialist


 Ms. Bernice Culpepper

Library Clerk Typist



(845) 353-7142


Monday - Friday

7:15 AM - 3:15 PM


Hello! I am Ms. 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 support each student achieve their maximum potential as 21st century learners. I aspire to create a welcoming environment for all.

Borrowing Items

With the exception of reference books, textbooks and magazines, students may check out up to three books for a period of two weeks. All books may be renewed unless requested by another student or teacher. Students may borrow chromebooks to use during the school day. To obtain a chromebook, they must exchange their student ID card. Once they return the chromebook, they will receive their ID card back.

Overdue Books/Lost or Missing Items

Notice of an overdue book is first sent to the student. Students should ask to renew the book if they need more time with it or return it immediately. If a book or other item that is property of the library is lost or damaged, the library will send a letter home. Students/Parents/Guardians  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. Students/Parents/Guardians should contact the librarian with any questions.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you all!

Cite Your Sources


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



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

Research Database


Gale databases

Includes over 40 databases, many funded by NOVEL, New York State Library. The two databases funded by the Nyack School District are Student Resources in Context and Science in Context. Click "all cross-searchable products" and click "select all" then enter your key words in the search bar.

To Use From Home: See the Library Schoology or Google Classroom Page for Remote Access ID and PW

Research Database


Ebsco Databases

Includes the database  Advanced Placement Source among others. Click on Ebsco Host Web then click "select all" and click "continue".

To Use From Home: See the Library Schoology or Google Classroom Page for Remote Access ID and PW

Research Database


Worldbook Encyclopedia

An online encyclopedia, it also includes eBooks, periodical articles, timelines, activities for students and website links.

To Use From Home: See the Library Schoology or Google Classroom Page for Remote Access ID and PW



Research Database


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 the Library Schoology or Google Classroom Page 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.