Welcome to the Library Media Center!
Q: How do I put a book on hold?
A: Watch this short video to see how.
Q: How many books may I check out?
A: As many as you can carry!
Q: Does the Thomas library carry eBooks?
A: Yes! But keep in mind our eBooks are nonfiction books to help support your research. To see what we have, go to the library catalog and select "Electronic Book" under "Material Type". Leave the search bar empty and hit enter.
Q: Where can I find fiction eBooks?
A: BOCES offers every student and staff member access to eBooks through Sora. Click the link, choose our school, and enter your Chromebook credentials.
Q: How about eAudiobooks? Are they available to me?
A: Yes! To see the selection, type audiobooks in the search bar of the library catalog. If there is a "Play" button next to the book, you can access it by clicking on "Login" on the upper right corner of the catalog page. Use your Chromebook credentials. If there is no "Play" button, the audiobook is available only in CD format for teachers to use in the classroom.
Visiting the Library:
Q: I have a free block. May I visit the library?
A: Yes! Please arrive at the bell and visit the front desk to sign in when you enter.
Q: I am a freshman or sophomore. May I visit during study hall?
A: Yes! Report to study hall and ask the teacher if you may go to the library. Then sign both sides of the library pass and come on down. Please be sure that someone from your study hall brings one half of the pass. When you arrive at the library, stop at the desk to sign in.
Q: Is the library open after school?
A: Yes! The library is open most days until 4:00. On days we are not open, we will inform you through the morning news or the after school announcements.
Q: How do I get help finding sources for my research paper?
A: Email Mrs. Dovholuk with the date and time you'd like to schedule a visit to the library. On the "To" line of an email, type jodie dovholuk. Mrs. Dovholuk's email address will pop up.
Q: Will you look over my works cited page?
A: Absolutely! Just stop down to see Mrs. Dovholuk If she is busy, you can make an appointment to come in at another time.
Q: I don't remember how to set up the heading and/or page numbers on my paper. Do you have any handouts that show how?
A: Yes! Stop in and ask at the desk.
Q: Help! I am home and can't access the databases. What are the usernames and passwords?
A: If you know the password to access the database page, you will find that beneath each database is the username and password to access it. If you can't get to the database page because you forgot the main password, contact a friend or email your teacher.