Lots of Library Resources Available to Students


Mark Construction

Priscilla Senger, staff writer

New Providence High School students have a wide array of resources available to them through the media center. 

“The library provides not only print resources but we also provide a rich group of databases that hardly any high school in New Jersey provides,” Mrs McGraw, school library media specialist, said.

Students can access online databases through the media center page on the New Providence High School website. Additionally, the media center librarians also provide research guidance to students and iPad assistance.

“As a librarian, I can’t imagine not helping people with research,” Mrs. McGraw said.

The media center has a 3D printer which can be used by students for educational purposes. By filling out a form on the media center page or asking Mrs. McGraw, students can print out their projects free of charge.

“One thing that is unique about our media center is that we never charge fines,” Mrs McGraw said. “It’s really nice, as it encourages students to pick up books without worry.”

Even though the media center is closed due to coronavirus concerns, students can still borrow ebooks and audiobooks through the Sora app. 

In addition to having access to the school library, students can also sign up for a library card at the New Providence Memorial Library. Library card holders can borrow materials from other libraries in Union County, Somerset County, Morris County, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County.

As of Monday, 3/16 the New Providence Memorial Library has closed, but patrons still have access to e-books, digital magazines, audio books, movies, and television shows. Moreover, library card holders also have access to online courses through Lynda, and they can learn languages for free with Rosetta Stone.

With the coronavirus limiting outside activity, people can still expand their horizons through the wide array of resources provided by libraries.