Welcome to your CHHS
Learning Commons

Learning Commons hours are from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm every week day.

*These hours are when Ms. T and/or Mrs. Salvato will be in the LC for assistance & available to check out and in books.

PREP (Panthers Ready for Extra Practice) is available to students in the Learning Commons after school from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm Monday - Thursday. (no PREP on Fridays)

You can signup for Prep by going to the

PREP Information page linked here

About the Learning Commons

  • We offer nearly 20,000 print books, eBooks, and digital audio books for checkout.
  • We have 10 desktop computers available for use as well as laser printers (10 cent fee for B&W, 35 cents for color, per page).
  • Many charging stations for your laptops.
  • Maker space--come see what you can create!
  • Collaborative and traditional seating available.
  • Access to scholarly databases including JSTOR, GALE TexQuest, SciFinder, and more! 

NEW TITLES ARE HERE!

 

Word by Word
 by Kory Stamper 
 
         
Word by Word
Do Androids Dream
of Electric Sheep? 

by Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn

Geek Love

Turtles All the Way Down
by John Green

turtles all the way down
Do Androids Dream 
of Electric Sheep? 
(graphic novel) 
illustrated by Tony Parker

Do Androids Dream graphic novel
Dress Your Family
in Corduroy & Denim 

by David Sedaris

dress your family cover
Harry Potter: 
A Journey Through a 
History of Magic

published by
the British Library


Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic
 Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders


Lincoln in the Bardo

Catwoman:
A Celebration
of 75 Years

Catwoman 75 Years
Patience
by Daniel Clowes

Patience cover

Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline 

Ready Player One
Scythe
by Neal Shusterman

Scythe

Are you an eBook or audio book FAN? 
CHECK THIS OUT!
NOW AVAILABLE through your CHHS Learning Commons

overdrive

What is OverDrive?

OverDrive is a free service offered by your library or school that lets you borrow digital content (like eBooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere.

How do you access OverDrive?

Login to classlink by going to https://launchpad.classlink.com/gcisd & use your usual school login username & password.

Click on the green folder called "Library Resources"

Once you are in "Library Resources," you will click on the icon od icon

You will then be directed to the CHHS Overdrive Homepage, which will look something like this.

od homepage

From the homepage, you can search, browse, and checkout both audiobooks & ebooks through our library collection.

Checkouts are automatically set for a 2 week checkout. Once the 2 weeks are up, the book will go away from your device or computer.

If a title/cover has an open book icon similar to this ebook icon it is an eBook.

If a title/cover has a headphones icon similar to this audiobook it is an audio book.

*Note: DO NOT use the Overdrive App from the iTunes App Store. You will not have access to YOUR school Overdrive collection. 
YOU MUST login to ClassLink in order to view our available titles.

You CAN access Overdrive this way through your iPhone or Android as well as from a computer, laptop, or tablet. 

If you have any questions about library collections, please talk to the librarian, Kim Thibodeaux, or email her at kimberly.thibodeaux@gcisd.net

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