HHS Library

Female student checking out a book at the HHS North Campus library, with other students browsing books in the background.

Where is the Library Located?

The library is located on the second floor.  It is currently open during the school day and 15 minutes before school and after school on Mondays and Thursdays until 3:45.  The library is open for the entire lunch period. The library has 23 computers and 3 laptops.

What Resources are Available?

The Massachusetts Library Resources  are available on the Holyoke High North Campus website under Library.  Britannica Library will give you access to images, downloadable videos, websites, journals and magazine articles.  There is also a link to Escolar Online for access in the Spanish language. In addition, you can listen to the article and the article can be translated into many different languages.

Newspapers are also offered. The Boston Globe and the New York Times is available through this site.  You can use Global Issues in Context for some of the opposing viewpoints research.

There is also a great app available called hoopla.  You can download the app or go to hoopladigital.com.  You can log in with your Massachusetts library card and borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, and there are no late fees!  We also have access to Journal Storage. This is only available within Holyoke High School, and this will give you access to journal articles. The website is www.jstor.org.  You can create an account with JSTOR and save materials to access outside of the building.

Need Assistance?

If you require any assistance with these resources, please stop by the library and I would be more than happy to assist you with this.

Library News – Winter 2020


Gale has made some changes to their options for research.  The link to the Gale databases can be found under Holyoke High School North, and then you can follow the Library link to the Massachusetts Library Resources.  The Opposing Viewpoints section is back with the Gale databases. These viewpoints represent all sides of science, health and government issues. The content is labeled by a dot system in which one dot goes to a 500 lexile level, two dots represent a  501 – 850 Lexile level, three dots represent a 851-1100 Lexile level and four dots is a 1101 – 1300 Lexile level. A level five represents a Lexile level that is beyond 1301. This Lexile level is considered to be a graduate and undergraduate level. There are leveled articles also available, and they will be specifically labeled LEVELED.  This means that the same content is available in different reading levels. Interactive infograms are also available on this site, and these may be very helpful for our Statistics classes. 


Also added  to the Gale Databases is Career Transitions.  This site is very helpful for writing resumes and cover letters, assessing career interests, browsing career paths, and even locating schools and programs focusing on the students’ interests.  


We have many books on display to celebrate Black History Month.  Stop by the library and check one out! One of the more popular titles includes Becoming by Michelle Obama.  


Ellen Stein, Library Media Specialist 

413-534-2020 Ext. 1168



Monday – 7:45 – 3:45
Tuesday – 7:45 – 3:00
Wednesday – 7:45 – 2:05
Thursday – 7:45 – 3:45
Friday – 7:45 – 3:00

Holyoke High

Library Resources

Destiny Library Catalog – check out our ebooks on FolletShelf.  The username is guest and the password is holyoke

Massachusetts library resources (magazines, journals, the Boston Globe, and Encyclopedia Brittannica)

www.jstor.org  – This source is available within Holyoke High School.  It provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

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