The following tools can be particularly useful to teachers and staff. Click here to see the complete list of databases, eBook encyclopedias, Encyclopaedia Britannica tools, and daily newspapers that students can access from the eResources page.
The Library's professional resource area contains hundreds of items on a variety of topics including curriculum development, professional development, child development, and more. The Library also subscribes to a number of professional journals. The latest journals are stored in a bin in the Teacher's Room on the US hallway.
The library has a variety of excellent work spaces and technology tools.
Main Room (U-38)
- Central table seating for 16-20 students.
- Seating around the periphery that can accommodate another 16 students.
- Six study carrels for independent study.
- Ten workstations.
- A printer/copier/scanner.
- A retractable screen and ceiling mounted, in-focus projector for presentations.
Beit Midrash (U-36)
- Several thousand volumes of Judaic resources, arranged into two main areas according to language.
- Seating for approximately 24 students.
Computer Lab (U-37)
- 24 student desktop computers
- One teacher/instructor computer
- Ceiling mounted, in-focus projector and whiteboard for presentations.
- Headphones available on request.
To reserve computers, in the lab or in the main room, please email the Librarian and be sure to cc' the IT department. Your request will be added to the Reservation Calendar on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: To reserve the main room or the Beit Midrash for non-computer use, please call (x103) or email Liz Zygadlo.
The library can also provide instruction on a variety of research skills to help students work more effectively with both digital and print media. Here are some examples of topics students can learn about in the library:
- Creating a Bibliography.
- Using databases and eBooks effectively.
- Identifying authoritative websites.
- Finding print resources in the library.
- Ordering books via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
- Finding and using online images and other materials responsibly.
Please contact the librarian to schedule a time to bring your class to learn and practice research-related skills in the library.