TCHS Media Center

Temple City High School

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Research Databases

Need help with research? Databases provide up-to-date and credible research materials for papers, projects and presentations, including eBooks, encyclopedias, full-text newspapers and periodicals, images, videos, audio as well as interactive maps. You may access the following databases online 24/7 from a browser anywhere!

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Library Hours and Services

The TCHS Media Center is open to the student body Monday through Friday from 7:15am to 4:30pm (unless otherwise specified).

The TCHS Media Center provides a quiet space, where students can study and research in comfort and safety.  Computer labs are available for online resource access and printing services.

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Hero Project

Research Databases

Choose a database to start. Enter the name of the hero/heroine in the search box at the top of the page.

Print Books from the TCHS Library

List of books on the heroes/heroines: Go to the online library catalog and click on “Catalog” tab on top then “Resource Lists” tab on the left. You’ll see the list.

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Creation Myths Across Cultures and Religions

Nonfiction

The New York Public Library Amazing MythologyJanuary, Brendan. The New York Public Library Amazing Mythology: a Book of Answers for Kids. New York: J. Wiley, 2000.  291.1 JAN

Langley, Myrtle. Religion. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1996; New York: DK Pub., 2005.  200 LAN
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Find Books and More …

Temple City High School Library Catalog

Access the library catalog from any web browser! The library also has two computers dedicated to search the library catalog. You can search by keyword, title, author, subject or series. Bring Your TCHS ID card to the library in order to check out materials. Generally, students can keep books for two weeks.

Sora eBooks and AudiobooksSora (OverDrive) eBooks & Audiobooks

Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere! Read and/or download ebooks and audiobooks on almost any device with the free Sora App (Smartphone, eReader, tablet).

Research Databases

Research databases provide credible research materials for papers, projects and presentations, including ebooks, encyclopedias, full-text newspapers and periodicals, images, videos, audio as well as interactive maps. You may access the databases online 24/7 from a browser anywhere!
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New Books!

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Sora – New App for Reading

We’ve upgraded our OverDrive digital library service to Sora! Sora allows you to check out eBooks and audiobooks on any device. There are thousands of titles to choose from!

What’s new?

  • When you check out an eBook or audiobook, it automatically downloads to your device which makes it accessible offline.
  • See your past activity, notes and highlights in Sora anytime or export them to PDF, Google Drive and more.
  • Browse, search and borrow books from your local public library as well.
  • Once you sign in the first time, you don’t have to again.

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Teens’ Top Ten Announced!

Check out the Teens’ Top Ten 2018 WINNERS at our library and/or on our OverDrive!

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How to Take Care of Textbooks and Library Books

• Report damages that are not marked immediately.
Skim through the book(s) and look for water damage, stains, torn or missing pages, pen or pencil marks, bent cover/corner, etc. If you find any of these, report it to the library staff so you are not responsible for the damage(s).
• Cover your textbooks

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• Keep books away from water. Read More

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Textbooks for Summer Work

Congratulations, next year’s AP and Honors students!
If your class requires textbooks for summer work and you are not going to buy the books, bring your ID card to check out the AP/Honors textbooks during Jun 12-13 from 1-4 pm. All damage fines and overdue items must be addressed before new textbooks will be issued. Check the Aeries website under “fines and fees.” Read More