Jr.-Sr. High School Library Media Center

The Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School Library Media Center provides access to print and online resources for teachers and their students, and offers instruction and support for literacy, research skills and digital citizenship.

Looking for something to read?

Search here to find books to read and borrow

  • OPALS (Online Public Access Catalog) 
    Check out the Library Media Center’s catalog for library updates as well as one-stop access to databases, pathfinders for research projects, SNAP digital resources, and more)
  • Sora eBook Library
    Students can check out thousands of free eBooks and audiobooks from the Oneida-Herkimer BOCES library system! In order to log in, they must select their school from the drop-down list and use their school email address as the “library card number,” and their email password as the “PIN”)
    If the Library Media Center doesn’t have the book you’re looking for, you can check the Catalog for Information Discovery and Educational Resources (CIDER) to see if it is available from another school in the region.
  • Herkimer County Community College Library
    HCCC Online Catalog of over 70,000 books that can be borrowed through the Library Media Center.
  • Mohawk Valley Community College Library
    Search the MVCC library catalog and browse research resources.
  • Mid York Library Catalog (Public Library System)
    The Central New York Public Library System Web Catalog includes holdings of the public libraries in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida counties, access to other library catalogs, such as Contemporary Authors and NoveList. Materials can be borrowed through the High School library.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out these sites to help you pick the perfect book:

  • Common Sense Media book reviews
    Read reviews of thousands of books that include information about graphic content, age-appropriateness and theme
  • Goodreads.com
    Keep track of the books you read, see what others are reading, read reviews and get recommendations based on your reading history
  • Librarything.com
    Create your own library of books and catalog them, meet readers who enjoy the same kinds of books you like, check out recommendations of other books you might enjoy, and look at descriptions of books.
  • No Flying, No Tights
    Read reviews and descriptions of graphic novels

Doing research?

These databases can be used by students doing research for class projects or papers. Read more research tips on the Plagiarism, Copyright and Image Resources page. 

  • Search for Success
    The Search for Success database offers access to a wide variety of online resources for student research.
  • First Search
    FirstSearch offers electronic access to dozens of databases and more than 10 million full-text and full-image articles.
  • Scholastic GO
    Scholastic GO offers nonfiction texts, videos and newspaper articles to support student research.
  • SNAP!
    This online collection includes streaming video and audio for use in schools.

Local resources


Students can use these online tools to help properly format and organize their citations.

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