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 it 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, digital resources and more.
  • Sora eBook Library
    Sora is our district’s collection of age-appropriate digital reading materials. These include eBooks, audiobooks and read-alongs. The platform is free for all Herkimer Central School District students and staff. Users must choose “Herkimer Central School District” from the drop-down list. They will then be prompted to sign in using their Herkimer CSD Google account.
    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.

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.

Doing research?

These databases can be used by students doing research for class projects or papers.

  • Pathfinders
    Library pathfinders are collections of resources specifically selected by Miss Bello and classroom teachers in order to help students complete research projects. These can also be found on our catalog page, OPALS.
  • Search for Success
    The Search for Success database offers access to a wide variety of online resources for student research.

Local 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.
  • Frank J. Basloe Library
    Learn more about our local public library, including events, new books and more.


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