SHS Learning Commons


Summer Reading


Based on the grade you will be entering in the fall of 2018: 

 9th Grade 11th Grade
10th Grade  12th Grade

Research Databases


Go to the portal page here

Student Resources In Context

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Literature Resource Center

General OneFile

Academic OneFile

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

InfoTrack Newsstand

Informe Académico

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

Scribner Writers Online

Twayne's Authors Online icon

Artemis: Literature

Student Resource Center - Junior

National Geographic Kids

Kids InfoBits

Educator's Reference Complete

Britannica Search

General Information


Phone: 713-251-3558

Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday                  7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Friday

The Library Learning Commons is open before and after school plus during your lunch period with no pass needed! You can also ask your teacher to sign your planner for permission to go during class time or obtain a grade level pass.

Student Resources

Technology: We check out modems and/or netbooks to students overnight for homework. Students may check out digital cameras and flip cameras for multimedia projects. Permission slip is required to be filled out prior to checking out a device. Visit the library to pick up your permission slip.

Are you interested in coding? Check out the following links: Code Academy or Hour of Code

Print: Books are checked out for three weeks with option to renew one time. Ebooks are available on apps: OverDrive and FollettShelf. Ask your librarian for help with these apps.

Our Location

The Learning Commons occupies the center of the building, 2nd floor. The main entrance is on the 2nd floor, facing the central staircases (West toward Dairy Ashford).

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Want to request a book we don't have? Let me know about it here.
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Library Catalog


Search for books, eBooks, audio books, videos and other media using:

Destiny Quest

Find more eBook titles on OverDrive.

SHS Learning Commons Calendar