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Need a library card from the Contra Costa County library (with branches in Lafayette, Morage, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez and 20 other cities in the county)? Click the logo below and sign up for a library e-Card!
An eCard allows patrons immediate access to many of the Library's online services including subscription databases and The New York Times and East Bay Times. It also allows patrons to place holds and borrow eBooks.
Would you like a physical card to check out books and other material? Stop by any branch to get an actual library card issued as well.
CRASH COURSE VIDEO SERIES - NAVIGATING DIGITAL INFORMATION
John Green and Crash Course are back with a 10-episode course on "Navigating Digital Information". The course (from 2019) includes episodes about fact-checking, lateral reading, social media and more to help you become a savvy and critical digital consumer.
NEW YORK TIMES SCHOOL SUBSCRIPTION
TO ACCESS DISTRICT SUBSCRIPTION TO THE NEW YORK TIMES:
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To update your NYT school subscription, clickhere.
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The mission of the Acalanes library is to stimulate the intellectual curiosity of the students and to enrich the educational environment of the school by providing a comprehensive and up-to-date resource center that supports students in preparation for college and careers.
Our goals are:
to support the academic curriculum with a carefully selected, well-balanced collection of print and electronic resources that offer access to information both within and outside the library;
to teach research, technology and digital citizenship skills and to support students in their research and technology use;
to inspire creative and critical thinking; and
to promote a positive learning environment for every member of the school community for scholarly research, individual study, collaboration and recreational reading.