Library Media Center

Library Hours:

Monday 8:35am - 3:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday 7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 1:05pm

Class Links

eBooks

Before you access the SD129 OverDrive eBook site and download eBook content, you will need to have an email address as well as a computer, smartphone or iPad/android tablet that can download free apps.

 All of the necessary software is free; however, what software you need depends upon which formats you will use to access the eBooks.

For information and videos to show you how to set up your device and download books, go to the OverDrive Help site at http://help.overdrive.com/#videos.

Login

To download titles:

Go to the sd129 OverDrive site at http://sd129.lib.overdrive.com/.

Student login

Library Card Number: enter your Student ID
PIN: enter your entire Last Name as it appears on your Student ID card

       (Capitalize only the first letter of your last name)

District 129 staff login:

Library Card Number: first part of your district email address (before "@sd129.org")
PIN: enter your birth month and birth day (MMDD) 

Software/device requirements: 

To read EPUB format books, you will need to download and install the free Adobe Digital Editions software at http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html. Please note that when you install the software you will need to create an Adobe ID and provide an email address.  This site offers free software to read EPUB titles on a laptop/desktop, smartphone, tablet or eReader, such as a Nook.

To read Kindle format books, you will need to have a Kindle account on Amazon and provide an email address. If you are using a computer, you can get a Kindle Reading App from http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/kcp. From this site you can get software to read Kindle titles in a browser, on a laptop/desktop, on a smartphone or on a tablet.

Some eBook titles are in OverDrive Read format.  these can be read using your browser on a laptop or desktop computer (and on some tablets/phones), and do not require any additional software.

To listen to eAudiobooks or to read titles on a smartphone/mobile device, go to the OverDrive Media Console site at http://omc.overdrive.com and download the app for your device.

 

FAQ's

How can I come to the library during the school day? 
Ask your teacher for a pass to the library. You may also come to the library before school and request a pass for your IA*. Whenever you come in the library, remember to check in at the front desk and show your pass.

*During the A/B Study Halls, students are allowed to visit the library for printing or book checkout ONLY.

Can I come to the library instead of going to lunch? 
Yes. Students may come to the library during their lunch period, but must arrive before the bell and must stay for the entire lunch period.  They do not need a pass.  Please be aware that no food is allowed in the library. 

Is the library open before school/after school? 
Yes. The library opens before school at 7:00 a.m. and is open after school until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  On Fridays, the Library is closed 7th and 8th hours and after school.

If I have an overdue or lost book, can I check out another book? 
Yes. We do not charge late fees. If you have lost or damaged a book, you will have to pay the cost of the book.
How can I become a student assistant in the library? 
Do you enjoy working with students, teachers, library books, and computers? Do you have an IA or Café Study Hall?  Student assistants must be a sophomore or above and have a GPA of at least 2.5.  See Mr. Fraser or Mrs. Sparks at the beginning of first or second semester if you are interested in joining our team. 

 

West High Voris Library History

The library moved to its current location in December of 1998. The new facility was part of an addition that also included a new cafeteria, technology center, and classrooms.

New addition      Lib 1999

 The new Voris Library was dedicated at a ceremony on November 6th, 1999. A plaque outside the library reads:

 "Aurora Public Schools - West Side District 129 dedicates this library with special thanks and appreciation to the Voris family for their outstanding service and highest commitment towards quality in education."

 

 Prior to 1999, the library was located off the center hallway of the school, encompassing the current classrooms B135 - B140.

 Front door       old library

It had been in that location since the current West Aurora High School opened in 1954.

1954 Library

Members of the 1954 Library Club

(From the 1954 EOS

 

Staff Library Resources

Library Reservations

This page is for LIBRARY RESERVATIONS ONLY. If you wish to reserve testing space for 2nd Semester, please visit the Testing and Study Room Reservations tab.

Library Reservations: You must be signed in to your STAFF Google account to make a reservation. Edits are tracked by username.

Please notify library staff if you cannot keep your reservation. Other classes may desire your reserved slot.
August 2019
August 19-23
August 26-30

 

September 2019
September 2-6
September 9-13
September 16-20
September 23-27
September 30-October 4

 

October 2019
September 30-October 4
October 7-11
October 14-18
October 21-25
October 28-November 1

 

November 2019
October 28-November 1
November 4-8
November 11-15
November 18-22
November 25-29

 

December 2019
December 2-6
December 9-13
December 16-20

Library Instructional Services Request

(NOT a work order/technology troubleshooting request)

Interested in using a Breakout Box? See Mrs. Sparks in the library to check one out!
 

 

Testing & Study Room Reservations

Make reservations for TESTING and STUDY ROOMS on this page. If you are looking to reserve the library for your class (NOT testing), please visit the previous tab.
August 2019
August 19-23
August 26-30

 

September 2019
September 2-6
September 9-13
September 16-20
September 23-27
September 30-October 4

 

October 2019
September 30-October 4
October 7-11
October 14-18
October 21-25
October 28-November 1

 

November 2019
October 28-November 1
November 4-8
November 11-15
November 18-22
November 25-29

 

December 2019
December 2-6
December 9-13
December 16-20

 

Contact the LMC

Bruce Fraser

Teacher

Corinn Sparks

Teacher

Shari Katich-Rogers

Office Professional