TEACHER RESOURCES

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” – Phil Collins

THE LIBRARY IS THE PLACE

Welcome to the Library, Spokane Public Schools staff! By logging in with your school credentials, you have access to all of Spokane Public Library’s online and physical information. 

ALL THE RESOURCES YOU NEED

If you’re a teacher in the region, outside of Spokane Public Schools, you’re eligible for the perks of a teacher library card. Browse the resources available for your students below. 

PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS

Hillyard Library is located inside the Shaw Middle School campus, Spokane Virtual Learning has offices at The Hive and Shadle Park, and a state-of-the art Teacher Training Facility and event space is available at The Hive. No matter your role, the Library and Spokane Public Schools make a great team. 

NEED A MEETING SPACE?

After passing a bond in 2018, the Library expanded public meeting room access by more than 470 percent! Need extra space at Shaw Middle School for a special project? Reserve time in the studio. Your students need a place to study after school? All of our locations have private study rooms for anyone to use.

THE LATEST FROM THE BLOG

The History of Liberty Park

The Liberty Park Neighborhood (as East Central was originally known) was developed in the 1890s as one of Spokane’s earliest streetcar neighborhoods. In 1897, wealthy mining magnate F. Lewis Clark donated a

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ONLINE RESOURCES

OVERDRIVE/LIBBY: EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS

Get free eBooks and eAudio for kids and teens on your device in seconds with the easy to use Libby app or browse available eBooks on your web browser on OverDrive.

OVERDRIVE: KIDS & TEEN MAGAZINES

Read digital versions of your favorite kids and teen magazines for free! Chess for Beginners, Playstation, Popular Mechanics, TIME for Kids – you name it, your favorite titles are available.

KANOPY

Share 8 free films with your class per month. Classic films, indie classics, documentaries, world cinema, and more. There is something for everyone. 

hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV.

Download five free songs a week with millions of songs to choose from. Get the Freegal app to find all your songs in one place.

BRAINFUSE: HELPNOW TUTORING

Free online tutoring for all ages. Get help with homework, submit a question, interact with a live tutor, form online study groups, practice standardized tests, send papers to the writing lab and more.

For elementary students, Primary is a database with children’s magazines, encyclopedic entries, and a vast image collection. 

GALE IN CONTEXT: GLOBAL ISSUES

International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

Articles, topic overviews, statistics, and primary documents that show pro and con arguments for controversial topics.

GALE IN CONTEXT: SCIENCE

Articles, images, videos, and experiments on a variety of scientific topics.

GALE LITERATURE: LITERARY SOURCES

Primary literary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies of world writers from all time periods.

Full-text literary works, including poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays.

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 6,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.

LEARNING EXPRESS

Find job search and workplace skills improvement; reading, writing, math, and basic science skill building; career certification and license exam prep; high school equivalency, college, and grad school entrance test prep. 

LINKEDIN LEARNING

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started for free with your library card.

NORTHSTAR DIGITAL LITERACY

Learn digital literacy skills to navigate the internet and computer tech with ease. 

Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author for beginning readers up to teens.

NOVELIST PLUS

Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author, including “best of” lists, similar authors, and book discussion guides.

Learn over 100 languages, including English for foreign speakers, with special courses for children.

PROQUEST CULTUREGRAMS

Explore cultural and geographic fact sheets on countries, states, and Canadian provinces. 

PROQUEST eLIBRARY

An easy-to-search magazine and newspaper database for students, with images, audiovisual materials, and television news transcripts

Discover digital versions Spokane’s historic newspapers, including The Spokesman-Review from 1883 to 2009, and the Spokane Chronicle from 1890 to 1992.

Search magazines and newspapers for information on current events, education, arts, and social sciences, including full-text articles from the Spokesman Review since 1994.

TEEN RESOURCE CENTER

Designed to give you introductory information on topics that may be important to teens, covering health, finance, and personal growth as well as links to support groups, hotlines, and more.

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