Welcome to the Nyack High School Library

The library has print and non-print materials as well as electronic resources 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

  • Our new library assistant, Ms. Bernice Culpepper, will start on April 1st. Be sure to stop by and say hello!
  • HS Students and Faculty now have access to audio books from Tales2Go! For More information:  Login Guide and Letter Form.pdf  or  Login Guide Parent Letter Spanish.pdf 
  • The next Book Club meeting is on Friday, March 29th during lunch. New members are always welcome!
  • Chess Club meets every Tuesday after school in the library. New members are always welcome!
  • Please view the new policy regarding lunch in the library:   English Version or  Spanish Version . Any questions, comments or concerns may be directed to the principal. Thank you.

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 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 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 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

Wall Street Journal

  

New York Times