To celebrate Digital Learning Day (February 27, 2020), we are dedicating this post to showcasing the wide range of digital learning resources the New Canaan High School learning community can access anywhere, any time.
At New Canaan High School Library, we have a plethora of digital resources that students can access remotely. We have approximately
- 120,000 curated eBook chapters in EBSCO's Academic eBook Collection
- 25 digital magazines in Flipster
- 75 databases including periodicals, books, and specialty information such as curated international census data and public opinion surveys
- 2,000 eBooks
- 400 audiobooks
- 370 YouTube research lessons created for NCHS students by NCHS librarians
The slide show below shows students how to access these resources.
Check out the NCHS Library reading collection. Did you know that NCHS has recommended reading called VIDE, which means love of learning in Latin? These books can be found filed in front of the circulation desk and have a yellow V label. Also, students come in for book talks to find out about different popular and notable books. Students are welcomed to check out more than one book. Please note that our own Megan Mabee is a writing contributor to BookRiot, a website that is like the BuzzFeed of books. Check out ↙her articles by clicking this link.
|New Canaan High School Vide Collection|
|Featured new books at NCHS|
NCHS On-Line Resources
NCHS has a plethora of resources available with a click of any character or word in the search box. All the database resources will populate and let the search begin.
Did you know...?
- that the NCHS Library liaisons with the New Canaan Library?
- that having a New Canaan library card allows you to access the state library resources?
Signing Up for a New Canaan Library Card
Any current resident can sign up for a library card upon proper presentation of identification. Children under 15 years of age may have a card in their name with proper identification and signature of a parent or guardian. Registrants are issued two cards, one wallet-sized card and one for a keychain, which may be selected from several designs. The card is valid for three years.
Proper identification must be provided in person at any public service desk to obtain a library card. Preferred forms of identification include the following:
- Current Connecticut driver's license with current address
- Government issue ID cards or documents (US passport; US Permanent Resident Card)
- Utility bill, bank statement, tax bill or other official mail with recent postmark showing residence address
- Rental receipt or mortgage paperwork
Managing Your Library Account
Your New Canaan Library card creates an account in your name, which can be accessed by clicking "My Account" on the library's website. Your account gives you access to items checked out with due dates, fines due, holds pending and other information. You can also renew checked out items online. Usually, email reminders of items coming due are sent.
Check Out the YA Section
Check Out Special Events
New Canaan Library is hosting Leonardo at the Library. The name of the program is Celebrating the 500 year Genius of Leonardo DaVinci. It is an exhibition of large-format photographs by renowned artist Ahmet Ertug. One highlight is Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, which is photographic images in three triptych-like panels that are nearly nine meters in length and reveal amazing details of this masterpiece.
New Canaan Library and NCHS Library work well together for you!