the Jericho High School Library
The high school library was built in 2001. It provides an environment that
encourages learning through the use of organized, accessible resources.
It features a dedicated computer lab/classroom, comfortable seating for
reading and relaxing, beautiful cathedral ceiling,and a view that is spectacular
in every season!
The Library opens at 8:15 am and closes at 4:00 pm providing a place for students
to study, work, and do research before and after school.
Ms. Ryder is the high school librarian. She has been with Jericho since 1989
and is one of only six National Board Certified School Library Media
Specialists on Long Island (one of the others is our middle school librarian,
Ms. Mignone). Our aide is Mrs. Rios and our secretary is Mrs. Siebenhuener.
The Jericho High School Library offers a wide range of materials that both
support and enhance the curriculum. We have approximately 16,000 books
which include an impressive reference collection, hundreds of classics,
and an AWESOME fiction collection. Books can be checked out for three weeks.
If more time is needed, materials may be renewed. Reference books are for
library use only, therefore a photocopy machine is available. Copies are
The Jericho High School library provides 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks
Go to the eBook page
to find out more.
Our library has a special collection to meet the needs of diverse readers!
The concentration is on the core and supplementary texts from the English curriculum
9-12, and then on recreational reading. Check out the collection now!
Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
In 1995, Jericho’s high school library was one of the first school libraries
on Long Island to be automated, which means having the ability to search for
and circulate materials by computer (some school libraries are still not automated)!
We were the first school library to have our collection available 24/7 via
the Internet. Our OPAC is accessible from every page of the library's Web site.
The Jericho High School Library's audiovisual collection is one of the largest
in the county, boasting over 3,000 items.
Copies of textbooks are kept on reserve for use during free periods or before
and after school. Textbooks cannot be removed from the library.
in the Library
The library has over 40 computers! Our lab/classroom has 30 networked computers
with high-speed Internet access. Both the main room of the library and the
library lab have projectors. The lab has a SmartBoard. The main room of the
library has one color and one black and white laser printer. The lab has one
color printer and two black and white laser printers.
In the age of “instant publishing,” it is important to understand
that not all information found on the Web is reliable. Web site evaluation
is, of course, taught as a part of our Information Literacy Program. In addition
to the skills needed to critically evaluate information, the high school library
provides access to an unprecedented collection of subscription databases, the
content of which is reliable. The text of magazines (such as Time,
and Consumer Reports), newspapers (such as the New York Times and Newsday),
scholarly journals, reference books, and other reliable sources, is what these
resources are built upon.The High School Library’s Online Databases are
accessible from every page of the Web site by using the drop-down menu bar
at the top.
Within the building these resources are accessible without having to enter
usernames and/or passwords, however usernames and/or passwords are necessary
for home use. Go to the password
page to find out more.