It's hard to believe we missed last year due to the craziness of the beginning of distance learning, but we're back with the 2021 LHS Library Haiku Contest! Enter as many time as you'd like through April 30th. The Students for Literacy Club will determine the top 3 winners of the contest. The prize this year is a new book of poetry! Type in your entry/entries into the 2021 LHS Library Haiku Contest Form (more details on the form).
At LHS, we use Destiny Discover by Follett to store our library catalog. Use the LHS Library Catalog from any computer on or off campus. Sign in using your FUHSD username and password to view library checkouts, fines, place holds, and renew books. To view textbook checkouts, scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions.
We also use OverDrive's Sora app for eBook and audiobooks. You may use the LHS Overdrive account from school or home, from a web browser or on a mobile device.
- LHS Library App Tutorials
- Looking for a book to read? Looking for a recommendation?
- Public Library Partners: SCCLD & SJPL
- How to use the Destiny Discover Library Catalog
- How to check for overdue books, fines, renew books
- How to check out eBooks & Audiobooks
There is no fantastic Destiny Discover mobile app. Destiny Discover uses responsive design, so your mobile experience through your web browser should be adequate.
- Open a browser app and head to the library's webpage at https://lhs.fuhsd.org/academics/library
- Click on the Destiny Discover icon at the top of the page.
- Begin your search.
- To renew books, place items on hold, or check to see if you have any overdue books...
- Log in with your FUHSD Google address by clicking the menu icon (3 horizontal bars) at the top left of your screen. At the bottom of the menu, click login.
- Use the same menu icon to view checkouts (this is where you also renew books), place items on hold, and view fines.
- For ease of use, add this page to your device's Home Screen by clicking the box with the upward-pointing arrow that appears at the bottom of your browser's screen, then selecting Add to Home Screen.
- If you need help, come see your friendly LHS librarians.
Visit dolibrary.fuhsd.org to see all books or textbooks currently checked out to you, and to see if you have any outstanding fines.
Simply select Lynbrook from the school list, then click Login at the top right and log in with your FUHSD Google Account.
You'll see a Catalog and My Info tab. Click My Info. You will see a list of items currently checked out to you at the top followed by any library or textbooks with fines attached.
We have several eBook & audiobook collections:
Sora - app created by Overdrive, browser and web app for our largest collection of fiction eBooks & audiobooks; also home to many great nonfiction titles
Database eBook collections (EBSCO eBooks, Gale eBooks, JSTOR, ProQuest eBook Central) - These house an immense number of full-text eBooks. Some include popular fiction titles.
How to Access eBooks & Audiobooks
Please visit the How to Access eBooks and Audiobooks document to get started. This will help you with our various eBook subscriptions. You will need to be logged into your FUHSD Google account to view the doc.
If you want a recommendation, fill out a Your Friendly LHS Book Recommendation Service form.
The Students For Literacy club partners up with the LHS librarians periodically throughout the school year for Book Matches. Everyone is welcome to join in. Book Matches are conducted near holidays.
Have you ever attended a Book Talk? Mrs. Ashworth invites students to attend book talks in the Library during lunch on certain Tuesdays. She showcases a variety of books we have or books we're getting.
Still need a recommendation? Check out the links below for ideas.
LHS Loves Public Libraries!
We partner with the San Jose Public Library and the Santa Clara County Library District.
If you can't find a resource at the LHS library, we can communicate with our community libraries to help out. Just ask!
- Our partnership gives you access to additional eBooks & audiobooks through Sora, plus additional databases, tutoring and test prep services.
- Students in the FUHSD system have a special student eAccount
- Visit student.sccl.org to get started. Login with your eAccount.
- Your eAccount number is based on your student ID. The format:
- S#######FUHSD, where the # = your student ID. So if my student ID is 5001234, my eAccount login would be S5001234FUHSD.
- Your PIN is based on your birthday. The format is birth month, birth day with leading zeroes. So if my birthday is August 8, my PIN would be 0808.
Get your San Jose Public Library eLibrary card today! Apply for SJPL eLibrary card
While the library is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SJPL wants to ensure community members that don't have a library card can still sign up for one.
This eLibrary Card provides access to online learning, electronic checkouts, streaming services, and downloads available through the San José Public Library.
- How to access databases from School & Home
- LHS Database Descriptions
- More Research Resources
- Open Educational Resources
- Magazines and Newspapers at LHS
To access from School
To Access From Home (or elsewhere)
- EBSCO Databases
- Encyclopedia Britannica Databases
- Gale Databases
- ProQuest Databases
- Additional Databases
An easy-to-use search interface! When you use Explora, you are searching all of our EBSCO databases. Includes access to high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas, topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, and more.
A dedicated search interface for all of our EBSCO school databases. When you use Host, you have the option to search by topic or by alphabet, to select all of the EBSCO databases that LHS subscribes to or a select few. Our EBSCO school databases give students access to high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers.
Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary academic resource designed to meet the extensive research needs of high school students enrolled in various advanced and college-prep courses. The database has more than 5,400 full-text academic journals and magazines, and over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.
Literary Reference Center Plus features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and full-text essays from leading publishers. It also includes literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and book reviews from the most prestigious publications. It offers poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews and much more.
The History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals and contains nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, and NPR.
Points of View Reference Center is designed to provide students with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Also included are articles from periodicals, books, biographies, radio and television transcripts, primary source documents, images and videos.
Read It! was formerly called The English Language Learner Reference Center. It is a multi-purpose online information resource with materials designed to help ELLs conduct research, build background knowledge and develop study skills, as well as facilitating their future transition to non-ELL materials.
The Science Reference Center contains full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
TOPICsearch is a current events database that contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Students can search this database to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in the news including controversial opinions and viewpoints.
Designed specifically for high school students, this collection offers nearly 8,000 eBook titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, from History, to Language & Literature, to Science & Technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.
Britannica School works similarly to Wikipedia, but is considered a more trustworthy source. Britannica School also includes Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, periodicals, atlas, world data, the Classics, biographies, news, multimedia, and more.
Britannica Escolar is the Spanish version of Britannica. It gives you the same quality of articles, the same great citation and filtering options, but in Spanish!
Gale eBooks, formerly known as The Gale Virtual Reference Library, is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Students will find deep research that includes history-themed essays and literary criticism.
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.
Specific titles include The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, American Scientist, and Education Week.
ProQuest Central Student covers every course, and emerging topics. More than 160 subjects are represented, across more than 10,000 full-text titles, with over 5,000 being academic journals. It includes videos across subjects such as business, entrepreneurship, science, psychology, social sciences, health and more. Adding to the diversity of content are transcripts of top radio and television programs, as well as blogs, news wires, and government reports.
The ProQuest eLibrary is a general reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. If you compare it to EBSCO, this is like Explora. You can also do a search with a different interface (like you can with EBSCO Host)--https://search.proquest.com/elibrary?accountid=194120
ProQuest eBook Central is an eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology).
CultureGrams™ is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world, providing country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Individual reports covering 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian provinces, are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available.
SIRS® Issues Researcher makes the grade by offering only the very best article selections from more than 2,000 international sources. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 345+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Editorially created content with engaging Essential Questions with answers, and viewpoint articles help build solid foundations for understanding complex global issues.
ProQuest Research Companion is ProQuest’s flagship information literacy product. It was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information. More than 80 short videos are organized into nine Learning Modules that answer questions like "How do I choose a topic?" "Where do I find information?" and "How do I evaluate sources?"
Each single-themed CQ Researcher weekly report offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing political or social issue such as health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Archive coverage begins with 1923, making it a great way to research both current and historical topics.
Our library catalog is a database where students can find print and eBook resources from any computer. In addition, the companion Destiny Discover app allow students to check the catalog database from any device, view checkouts, renew books, and serves as an eReader for eBooks purchased by LHS librarians (including those located in Gale Virtual Reference Library).
|A leading peer-reviewed journal in its field for more than two decades, The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) was the first scholarly publication on robotics research.
IJRR offers incisive and thought-provoking original research papers and articles, perceptive reviews, and lively editorials on ground-breaking trends issues, technical developments, and theories in robotics by the outstanding scholars and practitioners in the field. The Journal covers more than just narrow technical advances-it embraces a wide variety of topics.
JSTOR consists entirely of scholarly journal articles from titles in various disciplines including economics, history, political science, and sociology, business, education, law and psychology.
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today: poor reproductability and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.
We have lots of research resources for you!
- If you need additional research help, contact your friendly LHS librarians or visit the Lynbrook Library Research Site for screencasts, tips and tricks on formatting with MLA, conducting better Internet searches, how to avoid plagiarism and cite sources correctly.
- Use the MLA Template in the tile grid above! It should help guide you through the basics.
- Looking for a deeper dive into citing sources? Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent resource! Easy to search, easy to use, researchers use OWL because it offers extensive instructions & samples for ALL formats you might need to use at LHS: MLA, APA, & Chicago.
Please visit the library to view the print copies a variety of educational and popular magazine titles. We subscribe to news, science, art, cooking magazines and more!
Our Current Subscriptions:
- Air & Space Smithsonian
- Artist's Magazine
- The Atlantic
- Bon Appetit
- Digital Photo
- Entertainment Weekly
- Game Informer
- National Geographic
- Popular Mechanics
- Popular Science
- Psychology Today
- Real Simple
- Sports Illustrated
- Time Magazine
We also subscribe to the New York Times online edition. This is available at Lynbrook only. Click on the link above or simply type nytimes.com in the URL field of your browser.
For more newspapers, please select one of our databases above that contains news from various publishers:
- CQ Researcher
- EBSCO Explorer
- ProQuest eLibrary
Your teachers may be assigning projects that require research. If you're having trouble locating good sources, or need help with MLA documentation, please feel free to contact Mrs. Ashworth.
Sometimes the best way to get help is through Zoom. Sign up for a Research appointment. You'll be able to select a one-to-one time slot via Calendly, and your Zoom link to the meeting will be emailed to you automatically.
Read and subscribe to our WordPress book review blog to check out book reviews from staff and students!
You are welcome to submit a book review of your own by completing the form located under the "Submit a Review" tab on the wordpress site.
Those who submit reviews are rewarded with invitations to parties and free books, so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities.
Library Book & School Materials Pickup Hours
If you have a general book to exchange or pick-up please follow the guidelines below. Large classroom distributions will be organized by the teacher.
Materials pickup is M-F 11am-2pm starting April 19th.
Instructions for pickup:
1. Drive through the driveway closest to the staff lot and drive around to the back of the library.
2. Upon arrival, call the library phone number 408-366-7731. Please do not call the phone number until you have arrived at the library. If there is a car in front of you, please wait until the car has moved on before calling. If you do not have a phone, please ring the doorbell marked Materials Pickup.
3. Give the staff person your name, your student ID number and what you need to pick up or exchange. It will help to include the teacher's name of your course.
4. Wait in your car until your materials are brought out.
5. Exit the car (please wear your mask) and pick up your materials.
If for some reason you cannot attend one of these times or if you have not received any books, please call the main office.
Library Usage During Hybrid Learning Spring 2021
The Overall Purpose of Library During Hybrid and Remote Learning: A resource for appointment-only technology and library needs.
The library will not be open for general use: library unavailable for students with printing needs, students with empty periods and class browsing/check out since we will be working on tech troubleshooting and Chromebook distribution support. NOTE: Students have the option to bring a device from home or checkout a CB from the library until the end of the year. CBs in classroom are only meant to be used in case a student’s device isn’t working
Students are expected to be in their assigned classrooms during class times and designated outside areas during breaks.
Students will not be able to use the library for printing. The expectation is that teachers will have adequate handouts for in-person students. Students will not be able to print out essays or other homework/course documents. Teachers should provide online submission and document access.
Students can place holds on books from the library using Destiny. To pick up books, they must phone the library to gain access and checkout.
Library books can be returned to the bin outside front of library or the bin next to the library facing the staff parking lot.
Most textbooks have been returned to department bookrooms or classrooms. They are now available through teacher appointment. Please contact your teacher if you need to check out a textbook or return a textbook early. Call if you would like to know if a certain textbook is available in the library (Eng supplemental, mainly)
Students who need tech help, call, email email@example.com or fill in the Library & Tech Help Form
The library will be open by appointment only -- students can sign up for available slots via Library & Tech Help Form (this goes for students with empty periods and other circumstances). If a student needs to access that day, will phone in to have librarians open up. Students without phones may use the front office’s phone or may ask a teacher to use classroom phone.
Students with access to the library must adhere to 6-ft. Distancing, mask wearing and sanitizing space after use. Spaces not marked with “x” stickers are available workspaces. Library laptops/desktops are not available for student use/printing.
Printers are not available for student use at this time.
Library will continue to be closed before school, brunch, lunch, and after school.
Students can check out books from the library. Students can browse the online Destiny catalog OR can make a browse appointment using the form above.
Library will be closed for classes and student browsing/in-person use during AP Testing & Finals week.
Materials drop-off/pickup will still operate as normal. End-of-Year textbook and Chromebook returns information will be published closer to the end of the school year.
AP testing in the library:
- Wednesday, May 5
- Tuesday - Friday, May 11-14
- Monday & Tuesday, May 24 & 25
Finals week: May 31-June 4
- Speak in a low conversational volume.
- Please return chairs to original location.
- Bottled drinks with screw-top lids are acceptable. Consume all other drinks and all food outside the library.
- Classes in the library have priority access to all desktops, laptops and main library tables and chairs.
- Chromebooks may be available for individual student use in the library for one period. They must be checked out at the circulation desk.
- Gaming on school devices in the library is not allowed; gamers using personal devices must avoid disturbing other students.
- Students using school desktops in the library during tutorial are expected to do academic work.
- Study 1 & 2 are for quiet study.
- Stand up computer stations are meant for quick use during Tutorial.
- Sun Room for group/study projects is available by reservation at the circulation desk.
- Chromebooks are NOT available for checkout during tutorial
- Keep passageways clear of body parts and bags.
- If space is limited, you may be instructed to find another study location. (Room 76 is a computer lab open during Tutorial.)
- Gaming on school computers during Homework Center is not allowed.
- Homework Center is for studying and quiet reading.
- Homework Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30pm-5pm.
- Students must bring Student ID card to check out textbooks.
- Textbooks may be checked out until 4:55pm.
- Teacher tutors are available:
- Mondays: English Teacher
- Wednesdays: English Teacher, Physics Teacher
- Thursdays: English Teacher, Math Teacher, Biology/Chemistry Teacher
- Student tutors are also available - subjects will vary.