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Central High School Library Home Page: Teacher Resources

Bring your classes to the library

Interested in bringing your classes to the library? We offer full-service instructional collaboration and will happily partner with you on any classroom project either in our space or yours. Maybe you're just looking for a change of scenery and would like to bring your students here to work? We also offer our instructional space to you without engaging our instructional help. Or, if you're looking for something in between, know that we are experts in locating and curating instructional resources to complement your lessons, such as the Fact vs. Fiction page that can be found here.

Just email us at Beth Eilers or Jennifer Kawecki OR search for Central Library Media Specialists (as much as we hate the name ;) We're librarians!) in the OPS Outlook directory. You are welcome to contact either or both of us any time!

To further understand our partnership, know that we are equals in the organizational structure, but generally divide our workload this way:

Central High School Asset Reservation System

You can reserve iPad keyboard sets of 30, Huddleboard sets, and our portable projection screen through our Bookings site. The link is here, but you can also find it as a tab in the Teaching and Learning Channel of the CHS Staff Team (see below). Both of the librarians get notified by email that you have made the reservation, so we'll be expecting you! Just swing by the library in the morning on the first day of your reservation to pick them up from either one of us.

School Day Reservations for Students

Students may visit the library to read, research, or study instead of going to study hall or lunch by making a reservation through our website. Here are the guidelines we give to them before they make a reservation: 

Complete the form below for a one-time reservation at the library instead of study hall or lunch (this is instead of eating a lunch).
✔ Complete the form before the end of previous period. 
✔ Complete the form no more than 24 hours in advance.
✔ Reservations may be limited.
✔ Arrive at library before the bell and check in at the front desk with your first and last name.

After the bell rings to begin the hour, we send to study hall proctors the list of students who have checked in so they know to count these library visitors present. 

OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks

Look at our new Sora (formerly Overdrive) catalog for eBooks and Audiobooks for professional development/wellness books AND reading for pleasure books. 

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Find the link to our Sora digital collection and log in:

  1. Select any Omaha Public School as “your school,” select Omaha Public Schools if asked again, then “Sign in using Omaha Public Schools.” You should be automatically logged in with your Microsoft login information. 
  2. Find the More options button  Icon

Description automatically generatedand click “Add a library.” Add Omaha Public Library.

OR

Access Sora through Clever at (https://clever.com/in/omaha)

TAC District Professional Library

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).