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Eastern High School Library: Teacher Resources

Everything You Need to Know about Your JCPS Backpack

Education News

"Teachers are the only professionals who have to respond to bells every forty-five minutes and come out fighting." - Frank McCourt


Librarians offer classroom instruction on the following topics:


  • Orientation
  • Book Talks
  • Preventing Plagiarism
  • Using Databases
  • Citing Sources
  • Accessing the OPAC/ebooks
  • Writing a Resume
  • College/Scholarship Search


Library Staff

New to the Professional Collection

JCPS Professional Learning and Development Library

This valuable resource provides access  to a diverse, curated collection of eBooks that can easily be shared with others and downloaded through Google Classroom and Docs with G Suite for Education integration, email, or bookmarked links. These eBooks will be useful for any staff interested in growing professionally! 

Next Vista for Learning

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

Electronic Access to The Louisville Courier-Journal

We no longer house the print version of the Courier Journal /USA TODAY. However, we still have electronic access available to Eastern High school students and staff.  To access the electronic version, follow the links below. You will need to get the username and  password from a librarian.


Library schedule


Click the link above to see the library schedule. (You will have to sign in with your JCPS credentials.) Remember that if you sign up in the classroom space, that does not reserve computers for your students.

The schedule is for viewing only. You must come to the library to reserve time for your classes on the paper schedule or contact library staff via email or phone to schedule library time.  The paper schedule is always the schedule we follow in the library.


Explore thousands of primary sources- letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, and videos. Discover activities you can teach with! All provided by the National Archives so that you can provide students with inquiry experiences.

Reading Like a Historian

Over 130 document-based lesson plans that are free to download once you have created an account. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills.

AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

The 2019 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. Sites recognized are free web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning

The 2019 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning. Apps recognized foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

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