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Eastern High School Library: Student Resources

Everything You Need to Know about Your JCPS Backpack

Student Resources

"I'm the type of student who wants good grades but doesn't want to study." -unknown

Accessing School Email

  • From the JCPS homepage, go to students.
  • Using the menu on the left-hand side of the page, go to logins.
  • A box will appear, click on webmail.
  • To log in to your email, you need your email address. It will look something like this if your name is Jane Doe:
  • If there is more than one Jane Doe, it might look like this
  • Your password is the same JCPS issued password that you use to log onto the computer, it should look similar to this: jcpsJD1234
  • If you do not know your email address and password, ask a librarian.  Be sure to bring something with you to write it down – something you will keep such as your agenda or a notebook that you keep with you.


Students can use a single sign-on to access Study Island and other school resources. 


​Gale databases curated for our school to meet any of your research needs! Dive into science, social studies, history, literature and more to find authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts and images! These databases are continuously updated to provide current information.


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Don’t be fooled by media bias and fake news. AllSides displays the day’s top news stories from the Left, Center and Right of the political spectrum — side-by-side so you can see the full picture. 

Senior Library Aides 2016-17

Joseph Mikebanyi

Sarah Wood

Rachel Hastings

Courntey Horn

Black Freedom Struggle Resource

2,000 primary resources curated around six crucial phases of the U.S. black freedom struggle. 

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Tablet Problems?

If you have a school issued tablet and need a repair or advice, you will need to see Ms. Draewell in the library during your lunch time.  If you have A lunch, it is best to come toward the end of your lunch.  If you have C lunch, come toward the beginning. 

Senior Library Aides 2015-16

Megan Schutzler

Gabby Wilhjelm

Abby Stone

Senior Library Aides 2014-15

Searching the OPAC

The link to the OPAC (Library World) is available on the bottom of every page on this Libguide.

  1. Once in the OPAC, type your search term in the box. You may search by title, author, keyword, or subject. From the list, click on the record of the item you wish to locate.
  2. Under Holdings, "Available" tells you how many copies of the book, if any, are currently on the shelf: A zero "0" next to "Available" means all copies are currently checked out.
  3. Look for the call number of the item you wish to find on the shelf. Nonfiction titles will have a Dewey Decimal number on the spine of the book.  B denotes a biography, along with the first 3 letters of the subject’s last name. Fiction books are arranged by genre.  Therefore, you will find a genre such as Realistic Fiction, Fantasy, Suspense etc.  listed as the call number. The genre listing will be followed by the first three letters of the author's last name.

How to Search the Catalog for a book

Accessing EBooks via SORA

Note: You will be routed through Clever to log in to SORA. Your username and password are your school email and school password.


Students can use a single sign-on to access Study Island and other school resources. 

Exploring SORA 2.0

Adding the Louisville Free Public Library Collection to your SORA Account

Next Vista for Learning

Next Vista For Learning provides a library of free videos made by and for teachers and students everywhere.

Sync Audiobooks

A free audiobook program for teens 13+. Download the Sora app to your favorite listening device. Each week starting April 29th  through August 4th a new complementary pair of audiobooks will available for download through the Sora app. Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep!

Library World

       Eastern High School Library Catalog (OPAC)

Circulation Policy:

  • All books circulate for three weeks
  • You must have an Eastern student ID to check out more than one book.  With an ID you are limited to three books.
  • Fines are 5¢ per day.
  • Fines do not start accumulating until they reach 25¢
  • Fines that are $1.00 or more and books that are a month or more overdue are added to fees in Infinite Campus which can be accessed through the Parent Portal.

EBooks also circulate for three weeks at a time.  You can check out three at a time.  They will check themselves back in, and you do not accumulate fines on EBooks.  EBooks are available year round 24/7.


Eastern High School
12400 Old Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40214