The ARHS Library is one of the busiest places in our school, with an average of 182 students a day dropping by to study, conduct research, read, and connect with friends, teachers, and library staff on everything from academic projects and college applications to finding their next read. And while we couldn’t possibly miss our amazing students any more, our library is as busy and committed to providing library services as ever!
In honor of National Libraries Week, we wanted to highlight just a few of the digital resources students and families have access to from home.
- Sora – Sora is a free ebook and audiobook app designed for students in K-12 schools. Students can read and listen on almost any digital device, including their Chromebooks, and can sign in using their ARPS Google accounts. Students can also add their public library cards for additional access to materials. Follow the instructions here to get started!
- Databases – The ARHS Library subscribes to over 50 databases across all subject areas, including many that require no password to access while in Massachusetts. From academic books and journal articles to images and videos, we’ve got it all! For a complete list of databases, visit the ARHS Library website’s database page.
- Boston Public Library – In addition to the digital resources available directly through ARHS, all residents 13 and older in MA are eligible for a free Boston Public Library electronic card. This is an incredible resource that gives our students (and you!) access to additional ebooks, audiobooks, and databases, world languages resources and training for computer skills, and free video and music streaming services like Kanopy and Hoopla.
Until we can be together again in person, everyone in the ARHS community is encouraged to continue to visit us online at https://arhs.arps.libguides.com/ARHS-Library or at the ARPS Libraries K-12 site https://sites.google.com/arps.org/arps-libraries/home. Please don’t hesitate to contact the ARHS Librarian Ella Stocker at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Emily Coelho and Kristie Morrison, ARHS Library Assistants