Library Media Center
- Bitmoji Library - check out What's New!
- Destiny Discover (OPAC - Online Catalog)
- Online Research Resources
- Class Collections
- eBook & Audiobook options
- MeLCat Requests
- Curbside Pickup and Book Return Information
- Writing Tools for Students
- Novi Public Library
- Book Request Form
- Policies and Procedures
- Flipgrid Book Reviews
- NHS Library Media Center CoVID/Social Distancing Plan
- Bitmoji Library Archives
Click on this link to access Destiny Discover, browse the Media Center book collection, and to place a book on hold.
- Issues and Controversies in American History
- World News Digest, Today's Science, Complete Facts on File Collection
Provides access to more than 1,000 electronic reference eBooks in virtually all subject areas including health, science, art, history, biography, business, etc.
JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the scholarly community discover,use, and build upon a wide range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive. JSTOR now has a universal Novi password. See Mrs. Bratney.
- ERIC, LegalTrac, and Learn a Test , NoveList
- MeL Advanced Search.
Advanced Placement Prep, ACT Prep, Skills Improvement
Programs and Career Placement Exams.
If the link does not take you directly to the Learning Express Library, follow these instructions:
- Go to www.mel.org
- Select eResources
- Scroll down and select the letter "L" and select: LearningExpress Library
- Click on College Admissions Test Preparation
- Register or sign in to get access to Advanced Placement Reviews, SAT Prep, GED and much more
Information (pros and cons) on trending controversial topics.
Science in Context provides information on all of today's most exciting scientific concepts.
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
World History in Context provides contextual information on the most important people, events, & topics in World History.
- A collection of most 19th Century U.S. Newspapers in their original formats. Includes advertisements, political cartoons, speeches, etc.
- New York Times
- Chicago Daily Tribune
- Christian Science Monitor
- The Wall Street Journal
Contains entire collection of Liberty: A Weekly for Everybody - heavily visual and artistic newspaper meant to both inform and entertain.
Includes full archives of Smithsonian and Air & Space magazines back to 1970, in addition to several aggregated collections of Smithsonian resources.
Writings on the American Revolution by those who lived it.
Dynamic collection of primary documents from the Civil War era.
Authentic writings and documents from many perspectives during time of Slavery in America.
The complete archive of the Times of London newspaper back to 1785.
This tutorial video teaches you how to use the SORA app to find and download free audiobooks and ebooks.
If you've got a library card, this is one of the easiest ways to access materials, through their online portals like Overdrive and Hoopla.
Free collection of current teen audiobooks available during the COVID-19 school outages.
List of web comics available for free. Some are complete and have been turned into full graphic novels. Scroll down to YA section.
Lots of classics to read for free
Classics and older texts
MeLCat is an online catalog service that allows patrons of participating libraries to borrow materials - books, movies, music, and more - from all over Michigan and have them delivered to their home library.
To find books on MeLCat, click here to start a MeLCat Search.
- Select a Keyword from the menu, for example, "Title", and then type the title you are searching for in the next field and click on the FIND IT button.
- The results list will display. Place a check in the empty box to the left of the result that you wish to request and click on the GET THIS FOR ME button.
- Select Novi High School from the Library drop down box. Enter your name and your NHS student account number and click on Submit.
- You will receive a message that the book request was successful and will be delivered to the Novi HS Media Center when it is ready for pickup.
- When your book arrives, the Media Center will email you to let you know that your book is ready to be checked out from the NHS Media Center.
To look at your MeLCat account online:
- Go to MyMeLCat
- Select Novi High School as your Home Library and click on the GO button
- On the next screen, enter your name and your NHS student account number and click on SUBMIT
- A screen displaying all of your MeL requested books, and/or any books you have currently checked out displays. From this screen you may cancel your request or renew any book that you currently have checked out.
Please remember to return your MeL borrowed items on time, to the NHS Media Center. Chronic late returns will result in the loss of MeLCat privileges.
Login to Destiny Discover using your Novi school E-mail ID and password. Place a book on hold. The Media Center will receive your hold request, the book will be reserved for you, and you will receive a hold pickup E-mail notice. Once you receive the hold pickup E-mail notice, you may pick up your book via curbside pickup at the High School.
Curbside Pickup Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Friday: 1:15PM - 3:15PM
Curbside pickup and book return is located off of Taft Rd, on Athletic Dr. Turn into the High School, take the first left toward the upper parking lot - this is in front of Door #34 (where you need to be). You will see the book return drop box outside of Door #34. When you arrive, call the Media Center at 248-449-1518. Let the Media Center staff know you are here to pick up your books and we will bring them out to you.
If you wish to renew a book, you may do so online, as long as there is no other hold placed on the book.
If you have books to return, there will be a book return box by the sign. Drop your books in and go; there is no need to call if you are only returning books.
The book return will be available for use 24 hours a day.
Please DO NOT put TEXTBOOKS in the book return. It is to be used for Library Media Center materials only.
Noodletools - online tools to help you craft your bibliography in MLA or APA. Use school subscription for premium access.
Online Writing Lab at Purdue (OWL) - Go to online reference for citation and bibliography tips in all formats.
Submit your document(s) to verify proper citations. You will need the password and class ID from your teacher.
- Choose an open table or workstation and clean the area, if desired.
- You may work in groups of two (2). Groups larger than two are not allowed.
- Advisory is a time to work, not socialize. If you do not have something to work quietly on, you will be asked to return back to your Advisory classroom.
- The Media Center staff is here to help. Please feel free to ask Mrs. Bratney, Mrs. Fritschen, and Mrs. Kasper for help with anything.
NHS Library Media Center CoVID/Social Distancing Plan
(beginning Sept. 2020 and continuing until return to Phase 6 )
What do students need to be successful during a pandemic?
- Continued and uninterrupted access to high-quality, librarian curated resources (digital and print)
- Continued and frequent access to their school librarian
- To know that their school library is a safe place
- To know that their relationships with the librarian, library paraprofessionals and school library are at the center for all planning and decision making in this process
- All library staff will wear appropriate facial coverings and support students’ use of facial coverings as required by the school district.
- Library staff will eliminate the availability of typically shared items (staplers, scissors, writing utensils) as per the recommendations of the MI Safe Schools Roadmap.
- Library staff will follow district protocol for disinfecting materials and/or equipment between use of groups.
- Library staff will follow guidelines published by the REALM study for individuals to check out and use print books and other physical library materials. (See below for details.)
- Library staff will help coordinate the arrangement of library furniture to support social distancing and district policies.
- Library staff will support the hanging of signage to promote hand sanitizing and social distancing in the school library.
- Library staff will support the marking of six foot intervals in the school library where appropriate per the school district’s policy.
- Library volunteers will not be utilized until social distancing protocols are no longer necessary.
- School librarians will travel to classrooms or provide virtual instruction per district policies.
- Library can be utilized by students for drop-in purposes using an electronic pass system.
- Teachers will check shared document for an indicator of currently available spots for students.
- Teachers will add students names to document as a form of electronic pass.
- Students will check in at the circulation desk and be directed to an appropriate work station or reminded of social distancing policies for book browsing.
- Spots available for drop in students will be limited to 5 for book browsing, 7 for computer use/printing, 5 for solo study
- Areas for class signup will be reduced in number and expanded in size to allow for proper social distancing.
- Staff computer lab will be available with all seats facing in the same direction.
- Areas 1 & 3 will be combined to allow for 16-18 student stations facing in the same direction.
- Staff and student book clubs will be conducted virtually until such time that social distancing is no longer required.
- Students will be encouraged to request books and place holds rather than browse the shelves for materials.
- Training video and/or directions for how to place holds will be available to all staff and students.
- Ready books will be pulled by library staff and delivered to classrooms for hybrid students. Virtual students will be provided an opportunity for curbside pick-up and return of print materials during each weekday afternoon.
- Hybrid students may be signed up by their teachers to allow drop in time to browse for books on an individual basis and will follow social distancing rules and guidelines as posted. A max of 5 students will be allowed to be signed up for book browsing at any given time.
- Students will be instructed to place any materials that they have made contact with during the browsing process on a quarantine cart so that those materials will be quarantined for the following 4 days.
- Per the recommendation of the REALM study, all returned materials will be quarantined for 4 days before they are shelved/available for request.
- Students will be encouraged to utilize digital resources that are available, both for research purposes as well as for independent reading.
- Digital resources can be accessed from the HS Library Media Center website.
- Staff will be encouraged to continue to check out equipment and materials from the LMC, placing holds in Destiny or sending requests in advance whenever possible.
- School librarian will participate in hybrid learning programs and will curate high-quality digital resources aligned to the curriculum.
- School librarian will use best practices for blended and remote learning to engage students, providing comparable options for virtual students.
- School librarian will continue to participate in curriculum planning and opportunities to share knowledge and ideas around the use and effectiveness of digital tools and resources that support learning.
- School librarian will build diverse collections of resources to support teaching and learning around equity and implicit bias, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive education.
- School librarian will participate in training in chosen digital systems and tools. School librarian will support professional development of other educators in using digital eResources and tools.
- School librarian will support student learning through teaching and providing resources to support accelerated and differentiated learning to support diverse academic and social emotional needs
- School librarian can support identification and procurement of tools and materials to support differentiation, intervention, and remote learning, based on students’ needs.
- School librarian can support integration of high quality digital tools and resources that are appropriate and sustainable at each grade level. School librarians can support increasing teachers’ and students’ familiarity with online learning in case of a return to remote instruction.
- School librarian can support orienting school staff to available eResources and tools.
2021-2022 Media Center Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 P.M.