Summer Reading

  • Even though school is out for the summer, you can still read ebooks or listen to audiobooks from our Sora online collection!  Read online or through the Sora app.  Directions for logging on are on our elearning Resources/Reading At Home page.  You automatically have a login - your ID# and your last name (lower case).  Through Sora, you can also download and listen to two free audiobooks each week from the AudioSYNC library.

    Need some recommendations?  We have plenty our our Summer Reading page.


    Sora reading app       SYNC free audio books

Need Help?

  • Do you have a question about research, eBooks, using our databases, or anything else library-related?  Email Mrs. Gottlieb or Mr. Hayward.  We are generally online from 8 am - 2 pm M-F, and will respond to your email as soon as possible.

    Tips for logging into Sora:

    • Be sure to use all lower case for your last name
    • If there is a Captcha box, check it before hitting enter.

    You can log in but can't open your book?  Try disconnecting and reconnecting to your Wi-Fi.  If that still doesn't work, see if you can open it on another device, such as a PC, tablet or phone (you will need to download the Sora app from your app store for mobile devices).

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Learning Commons News & Announcements

  • Renewals

    All library books will be renewed until May 15th, and any fines from 2nd semester will be waived.

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  • E-Learning Resources

    The Learning Commons is supporting e-Learning with a variety of resources: Sora, our online library of ebooks and audiobooks, tutorials for our databases and other online reference materials, other reading sources, virtual tours, free streaming sites. Check out our Learning Commons e-Learning Resource page!

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    Read the current issue of The Chicago Tribune or Naperville Sun online!

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OverDrive eBooks

  • Sora OverDrive logo
    Download the new Sora app to your Chromebook and smart phone.  Access the same eBooks and eAudiobooks as on OverDrive but on a more user-friendly app.  You can also read/listen in your browser.  Click here to get to the NCHS Digital Library.  Click here to get directions for getting eBooks on your device.  You can read in your browser, on a smart phone or tablet, or a dedicated eReader like a Kindle or Nook.
    Login ID:
    Your NCHS Digital Library user name is your Student or Staff school ID number, and your password is your last name (lowercase). If your last name is hypenated or multiple words, type it just like it is in Infinite Campus. If you have any problems logging in, please check with a librarian.
    Questions?  Please email Mrs. Gottlieb.

QUEST Research Guide


    The QUEST Research Model:  13 Skills to Know and Use

RAP (Research Assistance Program) with a Librarian

  • Starting a new research project and don't know where to begin?  Hitting a road block in your research?  Can't find the right source?  Help is available!  Schedule a RAP session with a librarian!
    Use the Research Assistance Program (RAP) to meet with a librarian for individualized research help.
    • Complete the Google Form
    • Note times/dates available
    • Provide topic information
    • You will receive a confirmation email with meeting time

    Questions?  Email Mrs. Gottlieb

Access Your Library Library Account

  • Click here for directions to access your library account. In your library account, you can renew books, place reserves (holds) and view your account status.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Do you need to borrow a book from a college or university library?  Use WorldCat to search and then use this form to request the Learning Commons staff procure it for you.  We can borrow items from most Illinois libraries.  Please note that it generally takes a week or so to receive a book from another library.  Check your email - we will contact you through that with questions and/or to let you know we have received the item.

Goodreads Shelf

Mrs. Gottlieb's Bookshelf

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