Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 8:00pm | Friday: 7:30am – 3:30pm
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 7:30 am. Tutoring services in Math, Writing, Science, Spanish and Navajo Language are available Monday through Thursday from 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
NPS eBooks and Audiobooks
- DESTINY DISCOVER: A collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and digital resources.
- MACKINVIA: A collection of eBooks, audiobooks, databases, and videos.
- SALEM PRESS: Reference eBooks from 62 subject areas.
- SEBCO EBOOKS: A collection of eBooks.
NPS Subscription Databases for Periodicals and Reference Information
- AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY: Resource covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience.
- AMERICAN HISTORY: Resource for student research spanning our nation’s history, from prehistory to the present day, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows.
- AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY: Access to over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.
- ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY: Resource with thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions.
- CLASSROOM VIDEO ON DEMAND: A curriculum-focused video subscription providing unlimited access to thousands of videos for all departments.
- CREDO SOURCE REFERENCE: Source Reference shows the wealth of information available from your library on any topic!
- EL PORTAL: Collection of online resources including databases, newspapers, and homework help.
- FEATURE FILMS FOR EDUCATION: Hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes.
- FLIPSTER MAGAZINES: Access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format.
- 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.
- INFOBASE LEARNING CLOUD: Dive into more than 80,000 microlearning videos and hundreds of professionally developed courses designed to help you master new skills, practice concepts, share ideas, and assess learning.
- ISSUES & CONTROVERSIES: Topics on today’s crucial issues in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture.
- ISSUES & CONTROVERSIES IN HISTORY: Coverage of the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history.
- MODERN WORLD HISTORY: Resource offering a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th Century to the present.
- NOODLETOOLS: A writing tool to help you gather evidence, organize, and write, including citation guides.
- LIBGUIDE HOME : Here you will find research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by the fabulous librarians at Navajo Prep Library.
- EXTENDED ESSAY: This guide is to assist NPS students with their Extended Essay.
- NOODLETOOLS: HOW TO GUIDE : This guide contains information on commonly asked question and tips for using Noodletools.
- THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE: This guide contains resources, including descriptions of books in the NPS library, that may be helpful for your TOK coursework and essay.
- NEW MEXICO STATE LIBRARY LIBGUIDES: A wide variety of commonly requested research topics at the New Mexico State Library.
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.
- BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: Digital library of New Mexico cultural resources series.
- 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 to help researchers find a credible site.
- HOW STUFF WORKS: Easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how things work.
- KHAN ACADEMY: Free subject tutorials and test prep.
- MOMETRIX TEST PREPARATION: The world’s largest collection of educational materials for helping individuals pass high-stakes standardized tests.
- 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.
- NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN: One of the world’s most expansive collections of Native artifacts.
- 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
- FARMINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: Online public access catalog, research databases, eBooks and audiobooks.
- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: Online public access catalog, research databases, and archives.
- NEW MEXICO STATE LIBRARY: Online public access catalog for interlibrary loan.
- Patrons are responsible for all items checked out in their name including textbooks, calculators, and any other library materials. 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 three 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.
- 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.
- Patrons are to be prudent and use discretion in their printing. Copying and pasting information into a Word document is encouraged.
- 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.
- Students should consider scanning documents and saving them to a flash drive and/or emailing them to their school accounts rather than copying.
- Copying of any materials is at the librarian’s discretion.
LIBRARIAN AND DRIVER’S EDUCATION
Mrs. Tami Jo Bechdol is originally from Farmington, NM. She received her Bachelor of University Studies from the University of New Mexico and her Master of Information and Library Science from the University of Arizona. She has specialized areas in Native American and Hispanic literature and has over 10 years of experience serving as a Children and Teen Librarian. She serves the community by participating in the San Juan College One Book One Community and New Mexico Battle of the Books committees.