Study Students: The library is open for you to visit during study hall, here is the new policy.
- Students are encouraged to come into the library for study, research, or quiet reading.
- In order to visit the Library Media Center, students will be required to email the library media specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The library media specialist will reply to all emails and inform students if space is available.
- Once students are in the library, they will not be allowed to go to another room in the building.
- If students have an appointment scheduled in guidance or need to make up a test, they should remain in study hall instead of visiting the library.
- Disruptive behavior will result in a loss of library privileges.
- No food or beverages are allowed in the library unless approved by the library media specialist under special circumstances.
Welcome to the Greatest Resource on Earth!
Library Media Specialist
Video Production Instructor
Want to help in our library? Email me!
The mission of the Westbrook Library School Library is to be a center open to all where students and staff create a unique collaborative community of literacy that educates, challenges, and inspires. Such a media center lies at the hub and heart of the school in a way that helps students experience the excitement to be discovered in their studies. It is a place where students can become lifelong learners and develop the knowledge, talent and commitment that can lead to lives as dynamic individuals in the community.
At school, you have access to ResearchITCT, but from home you need to follow these instructions to gain access.
Once here, scroll down (below google log in)
Type in the username : ctlibresearch
And password: Spring20!
Click on Ebsco Resources for High Schools on the Right hand side of the screen/middle of page
When you get here it will bring you to a page where you can see Research IT CT logo in the upper left hand corner - you can click on that to access the main page.
Any issues reach out
Need a Book?
Please click this link for new information on Obtaining & Returning Library Books
Students, if you have not already done so, please join our Library Google Classroom for more library information and news pertaining to out library. The Remote Library Code is qae57pt
I have created documents, such as the one below this for you to obtain and return books and schedule times to meet with me.
Email me for any questions! I am happy to help
Your public library at your fingertips.
hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
If you do not have a library card, then you cannot access hoopla, email me email@example.com so that I can help you obtain a WPL card and then you can set up a hoopla account at hoopladigital.com. It's easy to register!
My family has been using hoopla to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks, it's really great. You get up to 8 check outs per month!
Here's a quick video on how to log in to hoopla for the first time
Destiny Library Catalog
Connecticut's Research Engine
When accessing this site from home, in order to conduct research, you will need to enter your library card. Your Westbrook Public Library card number is what you will need to enter. From school, any educational setting, such as the public library, you can access ResearchIT CT without your library card. Databases on all disciplines are housed at ResearchIT CT-see Ms. G for any assistance
Teen Health & Wellness provides students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help support, aligned to state, national, and provincial standards. Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues, and more.
To access here is the username and password
Citing Your Sources
Looking for your next good read?
Uconn ECE Student Information
Westbrook High School instructors and students who participate in UConn Early College Experience (UConn ECE) have full academic access to the University of Connecticut. These modules were created by the UConn Homer Babbidge Library (http://lib.uconn.edu/) exclusively for UConn ECE instructors and students. For additional help, please see the Ms. G
To access Uconn Libraries click link below:
ECE Module - Conducting a Simple Search
ECE Module - What is a Database?
ECE Module - Getting the Article
ECE Module - Finding a Book