Library

The NCS library has a collection of more than 2,000 books and a 12-computer lab. The library is open every school day from 7:30 to 3:30.  To borrow a book, use self check-out (instructions) or see any staff member.

All NCS students and staff are automatically signed up for library cards. Community members who would like to check out books should see Carrie Phinney in the front office for guest access.

Can’t find the book you’re looking for? Please suggest a purchase by filling out this form. We’ll do our best to acquire the books students request.

Resources

Ebooks

SORA: Access 800+ ebooks and audiobooks, including lots of newer titles. Use your pendletonsd.org email address to log in.

Project Gutenberg: Thousands of free ebooks, mostly older works (pre-1920s) whose copyright has expired. You’ll find lots of classics. Download ebooks, read online, or print a hard copy. No account required.

Open Library: Read thousands of books for free online. An account (free) is required. If you’re familiar with regular ebooks, keep in mind that the books here are not like that; these are scans of printed books, and the visual quality may vary. 

Research

OSLIS: Lots of online databases covering various topics, as well as tutorials to help you learn to research more effectively and to cite sources. (If prompted to log in, your school district is Pendleton.)

Answerland: Chat with or email a reference librarian for help finding additional sources. Answerland works best if you arrive with a specific question, and keep in mind that the librarians may not be able to respond right away. Here are some general guidelines: https://answerland.org/using/schools/ 

Purdue Online Writing Lab: All kinds of writing tips, including an extremely thorough guide to citing sources.

Local Public Libraries

Adams | Athena | Pendleton | Pilot Rock | Weston
If you live in or have a mailing address in any of these towns, you should be eligible for a library card and access to services.