Our school libraries provide student and parent access to:
- fiction and nonfiction books
- bilingual books
- research databases
- ebooks and audiobooks
Our middle and high school libraries also offer print and digital access to college, career and test prep materials.
Students have 24/7 access to ebooks and digital resource materials. Contact your school librarian for more information.
School library webpages
Libraries enhance classroom learning
Teachers and librarians work together to teach students:
- the ways to use digital tools to find and evaluate information
- cybersafety and the importance of digital citizenship
- how to conduct research, format research papers and properly cite sources
Librarians also try to stay up-to-date with the current curriculum so they can help students get the information they need when they need it. They create displays to feature books and resources that connect to what students are learning in the classroom.
Before and after school activities
School libraries have multiple computers and are often used as a meeting space for students or teachers to work collaboratively.
Many librarians sponsor before and after school activities, clubs and programs such as book fairs, makerspaces and book clubs. Visit your school's library page to find out what's going on.
Extended high school library hours
We offer extended library hours for high school students at the following campuses:
- Mondays – North Garland HS
- Tuesdays – Naaman Forest HS
- Wednesdays – Garland HS
- Thursdays – Rowlett HS
These libraries will be open until 8:00 p.m. Only high school students with a school ID will be allowed on campus for the extended hours. Extended hours will not be offered on school holidays or early release days. GISD security will be in place during extended hours.
Book Bytes video contest
The Book Bytes competition highlights great books, encourages others to read and features the creativity of our students.
Each year students can create and submit video trailers to spotlight their favorite books. Submissions in elementary, middle and high school categories are judged and the best videos are awarded first and second-place.
Reading with Rodney bus
Find out where the mobile library is stopping next. You can check out books on the bus and return them to any GISD campus.