Library

Library Hours

Sunday
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday – Thursday
6:00 am – 8:00pm

Friday
6:00am – 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 6:00 am.  Tutoring services in math, writing, 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

 NPS Subscription Databases for Periodicals and Reference Information

  • GALE REFERENCE SITES: A collection of 50 databases covering all topics. http://www.galesites.com/menu/nm_s_navajop#
  • PROQUEST AND SIRS KNOWLEDGE SOURCE: http://sks.sirs.com/webapp/login
    • 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.
  • FACTS ON FILE: American Indian History Online and Classroom Video On Demand fofweb.com/subscription
  • SALEM PRESS DATABASES: Contains 62 databases on topics from Biographies, Science, Health, History, and Literature http://online.salempress.com
  • NOODLETOOLS: A writing tool to help you gather evidence, organize, write, and includes citation guides. http://www.noodletools.com/

Reference and Online Directories


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.

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