IMPORTANT COMPUTER CHANGES!
NEW FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR!
Need additional help? All 9th grade students will go through this process during library orientation Aug. 25-29. Extra help is also available in the computer labs (005 and 006) during brunch, lunch, or tutorial or in the library.
Note: you must change your password on a school desktop or laptop (not chromebook) BEFORE you can access your FUHSD Google account or school wifi.
Use your Head & Make History!
To kick-off Santa Clara County Library District’s 100 Year Anniversary, they are attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the “greatest number of people to simultaneously balance a book on their heads at a single venue while walking 5 meters (16.4 feet).”
The event will be held:
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: Check-in is 7:00 to 8:30 AM; the attempt will begin at 9:00 AM
Place: Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
If you'd like to take part, click here to register!
Back to School Playlist!
Teens Top Ten Nominees
The nominees for the 2014 Teen's Top Ten award have been announced. This list is created by teens, and voting will begin August 15, so start reading now and check this page for voting information! View a list of the titles, with descriptions of each title, here, or come into the library and check them out!
Voting is now live! To vote for your favorite book for 2014, click here.
But first--let me take a shelfie!
Did you know that students at Lynbrook High School have free access to eBooks? These eBooks, which are print materials in electronic form, are available 24/7 from any internet connected device! The LHS Library has about 18,000 print books in its collection, but eBooks increase that number to over 140,000. You can also quickly navigate through the books, search them, and even highlight and annotate them.
Here's how to access eBooks through the LHS Library.
- Follett Shelf. If you sign in to Destiny (our card catalog), Follett eBooks will show up in your searches. You can also go directly to Follett Shelf to search only eBooks. To view video tutorials on how to log in to Destiny or use Follett Shelf, click here. There are also apps that allow you to search, download, and read eBooks on your portable device.
- EBSCO eBooks. This collection of 120,000+ eBooks covers a wide variety of topics. You can access EBSCO eBooks through the EBSCO databases or using EBSCO apps on your portable device. If you are off campus, you will need the user name and password available in School Loop. To view video tutorials on how to create an EBSCO account and access eBooks, click here.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library. A collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works, the Gale Virtual Reference Library puts over 8,000 reference titles at your fingertips. You can use their app, Access My Library, to search for and read eBooks on your portable device. If you are off campus, you will need the user name and password available in School Loop. To view video tutorials on how to create a Gale account and access eBooks, click here.
For help setting up portable devices or accessing eBooks, check out the LHS Library YouTube Channel or come to the library.