Welcome to Torres High School Library. Our beautiful library is a great place to look for books, study or connect with friends. We are developing a great collection of bestselling books for teens and young adults. We also have a growing collection of eBooks and digital non-fiction and research resources. I’ve been a high school teacher, a middle school librarian and worn a host of other hats which allow me to help students find books that will spark their curiosity and interests. I’m excited to share this wonderful space with our Toro family!
Destiny Discover connects you to the library even when you are home. Access the Torres Library Collection by clicking the button “Search the Torres Catalog.”
Search our eBook collection and our regular hardcover collection easily using this button on the website. The eBook collection is really easy to access. Search for a title, or browse by subject or genre. Click “Open” or “check out” and begin reading immediately from your device.
You may put a book on hold by logging in using your Google account and school email.
by Yeonmi Park
"Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before [now] has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape"-
Provides articles and video content, feature films, interactive lessons and resources.
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The California Digital Library supports the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve.
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit that was founded to build an 'Internet library,' with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Includes audio, music, film and text archives.
Storyline Online: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources.
Project Gutenberg Free Online Books: Project Gutenberg was the first provider of free electronic books, or eBooks.
Quick Access to ProQuest, Teaching Books and Encyclopedia Britannica
The Online Books Page: Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web," by author, title, subject, and other features, such as: "A Celebration of Women Writers," "Banned Books Online," "Prize Winners Online," "Foreign Language," and "Specialty" by subject. This site also links to extensive directories which list thousands more online books.
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