Teacher Librarian and Media Specialist

Victoria Castro

Library Information

Located at the front of the school, the Library Media Center serves as a meeting and study place for students and teachers alike. We have thousands of quality diverse books, and are always adding more. These books are available to WPS students and faculty. Ms. Castro is always ready to help you! Please email her to request a one-on-one appointment regarding research or books.

Open Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Circulation: Contact Ms. Castro to obtain your library username and password or to get help using WPS library resources.

Online Access: Place holds and renewals online through Destiny using your student or staff library username and password.

Library Policies:

  • Students may check out up to 3 books at a time.
  • Check out period is 2 weeks.
  • Books may be renewed for an addition week, unless on hold for another student.
  • Students with overdue or lost items may be subject to a fine.
  • All school rules and regulations must be followed while in the library.
  • Personal electronic devices may be used in the library for school-related activities only
Quick Links

Catalog (Destiny)*: https://bca.follettdestiny.com

Junior Library Guild ebook Stream (JLG)*: http://jlg.ipublishcentral.com

Gale*: https://galeapps.gale.com/apps/auth?userGroupName=&origURL=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.gale.com%2Fps%2F&prodId=GVRL

Plagiarism Check: www.plagiarismcheck.org

*See Ms. Castro for username and password

GALE: Subject-Specific Research Links

Gale: https://galeapps.gale.com/apps/auth?userGroupName=&origURL=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.gale.com%2Fps%2F&prodId=GVRL

Biographies: Discover the world’s most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazines, and multimedia content.

Environmental Studies: Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

Global Issues: Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

Middle School: Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

High School: Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

Opposing Viewpoints: Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues.

Science: Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, and interactive experiments.

U.S. History: Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

World History: Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

Power Search: Gale PowerSearch is a search platform unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated yet simple solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference, multimedia, and primary source information.

Information Literacy

“As ALA defines it, information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to ‘recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.’ To be information literate, then, one needs skills not only in research but in critical thinking.” – American Library Association

Fact-Checking Websites
Virtual Coffee Social with Founder Yuka Shimizu and Principal Matthew Lippart @ 9:30 am
WPS Online Open House (5th - 12th Gr.) @ 6 pm
Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)