Library

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:00 am – 8:00pm

Friday
7:00am – 4:00pm


Overview

Welcome to the Navajo Preparatory School Library website. This site is designed to provide our school community with access to quality information, whether from school or at home. Our purpose is to ensure that resources are available so that all users may find what they need and become proficient in using information in today’s world. You are invited to explore, learn, and enjoy this collection of resources.

Students are welcome to come to the library starting at 7:00 am.  Tutoring services in Math, Writing, Spanish and Navajo Language are available Monday thru Thursday from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Staff

Our library is staffed by a full-time certified librarian and a part-time library assistant.

Mission

The Mission of the Navajo Preparatory School library is to provide access to resources, technologies, and staff to serve the reading and educational needs of NPS Youth who have the desire and potential to succeed in higher education so that they can “lead into the future.” The library works to ensure that students and staff at NPS are effective users of ideas and information as well as capable of adapting to the challenges of a changing global society.

About Us

The Navajo Preparatory School Library contains over 11,000 items for student and staff use including reference, nonfiction, and fiction books, audiobooks, videos, magazines, and newspapers.  The library has two computer labs with networked computers giving students and staff access to a variety of software programs, databases, and internet resources.  The library provides subscriptions to several quality online databases containing a variety of digitized periodicals, historical and government documents, graphics, and reference information.  Access to the New Mexico State Library El Portal electronic library is also available.  Other available resources include printers, scanners, digital cameras, and project preparation supplies.


Research Tools

NPS eBooks and Audiobooks

  • MACKINVIA: A collection of eBooks, audiobooks, databases, and videos.

 NPS Subscription Databases for Periodicals and Reference Information

  • AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY ONLINE: Access to over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.
  • CLASSROOM VIDEO ON DEMAND: Thousands of top-quality videos and clips across the entire high school curriculum.
  • EL PORTAL: Collection of online resources including databases, newspapers, and homework help.
  • GALE REFERENCE SITES: A collection of 50 databases covering all topics.
  • GLOBAL ISSUES IN CONTEXT: Provides a global perspective on important issues in the modern world.
  • LITERATI: Academic Reference Collection.
  • NOODLETOOLS: A writing tool to help you gather evidence, organize, write, and includes citation guides.
  • PROQUEST AND SIRS KNOWLEDGE SOURCE:
    • Ethnic NewsWatch: Ethnic and minority publications – journal articles.
    • Researcher: Student reference, social issues, health, science, and business.
    • Government Reporter: Historic and government documents, directories, and almanacs.
    • Renaissance: Current perspectives on the arts and humanities.
  • QUESTIA: Online Library and Research Tools.
  • SALEM PRESS DATABASES: Contains 62 databases on topics from Biographies, Science, Health, History, and Literature

Selected Internet Sites

  • ALL YOU CAN READ: Magazines and news sites from over 200 countries.
  • BIOGRAPHY: Over 7,000 biographies and daily features that highlight newsworthy, compelling and surprising points-of-view.
  • CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL DIGITAL RESOURCE CENTER: A comprehensive searchable database of Carlisle Indian School Resources.
  • COLLEGE BOARD: Practice SAT Suite of Assessments.
  • ERIC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES: Provides access to over a million records and links to full-text documents about education from 1966 to the present.
  • FINDING DULCINEA: A collection of researched and vetted websites in order to help researchers find a credible site.
  • HOW STUFF WORKS: Easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how things work.
  • KHAN ACADEMY: Free subjet tutorials and test prep.
  • NATIONAL ARCHIVES: Provides public access to millions of records in archives from coast-to-coast.
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Provides access to photographs, videos, blogs, and articles from National Geographic Society.
  • NEW MEXICO MVD PRACTICE TESTS: Access to free 2017 New Mexico MVD practice tests and requirements.
  • STUDY BLUE: Free digital tools and study materials.
  • TED: A platform to help spread ideas from a broad spectrum of topics including science, global issues, and business in over 100 languages.
  • TONY HILLERMAN PORTAL: An interactive guide to the life and work of Tony Hillerman.
  • THE WORLD FACT BOOK: Unclassified CIA data on the world’s countries, including information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communications, and defense forces.
  • WRITING THE SOUTHWEST: A thirteen-part national radio documentary series that explores the literary landscape of a baker’s dozen of the Southwest’s finest writers

Library Online Public Access Catalogs


Library Policies

Borrowing Items

  • Patrons are responsible for all items checked out in their name.  Lost or damaged materials must be paid for by the patron.
  • Most items are checked out for two weeks.  Most can be renewed up to 3 times.  Some special items may be checked out overnight. Other special items (CD-ROMs, Videos, Historical materials) may be checked out only at the discretion of the librarian.
  • Fines are assessed at $.05 per day for overdue materials.

Library Rules

  • Behavior must be conducive to study, reading, or thoughtful creativity.
  • Food and/or Drink are not permitted.
  • Signed passes from teachers are required for students visiting the library during regular class time.
  • Patrons with overdue fines in excess of $5.00 may not check out other items until the fines or replacement costs are paid.
  • Computers in the library are provided for educational purposes.

Printing

  • Printing is available at no charge for class assignments.  Printing is done on both sides of paper.
  • Patrons are to be prudent and use discretion in their printing.  Copying and pasting information into a Word document is encouraged to save paper and toner.
  • Students should consider saving materials to a flash drive and/or emailing them to their school accounts rather than printing research data.
  • Printing of any material is at the librarian’s discretion.
  • Personal printing must be pre-approved by the librarian and will incur charges.

Copying

  • Copying of class materials is provided by the library.
  • The library will copy up to 5 pages from a reference text for students.
  • Students should consider scanning documents and saving them to a flash drive and/or emailing them to their school accounts rather than copying.
  • Copying is at the librarian’s discretion.

Projects

  • There are some supplies available for composing and creating visual projects in the library including markers, scissors, glue, paper, etc.
  • Students are required to return all borrowed supplies and clean up their work areas.