High School Students

High School Students

What to Read Next | General Research | College Prep | Driving | Language Learning
Literature & Poetry | Science | Test Prep | Video Tutorials | Voting

CLOUD901 Teen Learning Lab


CLOUD901 is the Library’s state of the art Teen Learning Lab with a sound recording studio, video lab, and more.

Teen Innovation Centers

Creative spaces for teens to engage, collaborate and explore with each other through STEAM technology, literacy-based programming, and networking.

eBooks, eAudiobooks

libby by overdrive

(e-Books, e-Audiobooks, e-Magazines)

You can check out ten titles at a time per library card. Titles automatically return after 21 days or you can return them early.


Simultaneous Use: Most titles have a limited number of copies that can be checked out at one time. These Simultaneous Use copies can be checked out to an unlimited number of people at one time.

what to read next


Visit our Teen Reading List page for all sorts of award winners and recent additions. Each list includes links to our Catalog so you can check availability and place holds.

Children's BookLetters


(Emailed Book Suggestions)

Knowing what to read next can always be a challenge. Our Teen librarians produce a monthly newsletter with book suggestions for teens.



Answer the age-old question, “What do I read next?” Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

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general research



Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

Training Resources:

Educators: On the start page, scroll to the bottom to access Educator Resources including Curriculum standards and research tips.



Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference on a range of topics. Best for middle- and high-school students.

New York Times Logo

the new york times – learning network

Access The New York Times through the Library website and gain access to “The Learning Network”. This special section of the digital edition of The New York Times provides lesson plans, writing prompts, articles and questions pulled from current headlines. Connect to the New York Times below. Then access The Learning Network by selecting the menu button at the top-left, pointing to “More”, and selecting “The Learning Network”.

Opposing Viewpoints


Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues.

Training Resources:

Educators: Visit Gale Support to access Opposing Viewponts project ideas, tip sheets, and more.

Also, once you access Opposing Viewpoints, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and select Educator Resources for more information.

World Book Advanced

A powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, back in time articles, special reports and more.

Training Resources:

Educators: Click “For Educators” at the bottom of the screen and then select “Educator Tools” for Curriculum Correlations, Lesson Plans, and Webquests.

Gale eBooks

Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

college prep

college prep

Find information on AP, ACT/SAT test preparation, scholarships, virtual tours of campuses, and more.


driving tests

driving tests

Study for driving tests, motorcycle tests, and CDL tests. Take practice tests, obtain official manuals, and more.

language learning

Transparent Languages

Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. [Learn More]

literature and poetry



Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.

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Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.

test prep

Peterson’s test and Career Prep


Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

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video tutorials

linkedin learning

A premier online learning resource offering more than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, personal finance, and more.


informed voter

We have pulled together this information in the hopes of creating a clearer picture of just who we vote for and when we vote for them. For each office, we aim to answer a few questions. Who? Area Served? Term Limits? Next Election? During election season, we’ll also include links to campaign websites and facebook pages.

learn more

Visit our Learn page for more topics not specifically aimed at High School students but may be helpful nonetheless. Topics include job and career, history, health, personal finance, and more.


Visit or call the Library or submit a question online.


Getting Started with Excel 365
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Fri., May. 24, 10:30 am
Graffiti Workshop
Randolph Library
Fri., May. 24, 3:00 pm
Teen Innovation Center
East Shelby Library
Fri., May. 24, 3:00 pm
Teens Turn Up Fridays
Hollywood Library
Fri., May. 24, 4:30 pm
Eat Smart @ Home
Frayser Library
Sat., May. 25, 12:00 pm
Sowing the Seeds for My Community
Levi Library
Sat., May. 25, 1:00 pm
I Read That Movie @ the Library: A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Sat., May. 25, 2:00 pm
Paint & Jam
East Shelby Library
Sat., May. 25, 3:00 pm
Electronics and Electricity Seminar
Whitehaven Library
Mon., May. 27, 10:00 am
POSTPONED – Summer Cooking Class with UTHSC Health Hub
Whitehaven Library
Mon., May. 27, 12:30 pm
Cordova Writing Club
Cordova Library
Mon., May. 27, 3:00 pm
Beginning Spanish
Whitehaven Library
Tue., May. 28, 10:00 am
Computer Club
South Library
Tue., May. 28, 4:00 pm
Tech Help @ the Haven
Whitehaven Library
Tue., May. 28, 6:00 pm
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