open before school & after school and during both lunches
study hall & advisory students may come with P&G cards
club reservations and student collaboration spaces scheduled on request
Our library is organized by genre for fiction. Nonfiction is in a separate section. We also have a section for manga and graphic novels. LMC staff enjoy recommending books and helping readers find the perfect book for them. We have monthly displays for cultural and historic recognitions as well as fun reading promotions. If you're not sure where to start, our displays of Gateway nominees and new books are great options.
Through the CPS Portal, students can access the Destiny icon to browse our catalog. The Sora icon takes students to our ebooks and audiobooks.
CPS Portal -> Electronic Library -> Destiny-HHS
CPS Portal -> Electronic Library -> Sora by Overdrive
All student laptops are issued and serviced through the Library Media Center. Any students who need laptop assistance should come to the library during the school day. Please note the district policies regarding broken, lost, and stolen 1:1 devices which can be accessed here. Students should see LMC staff for help if they have one of these situations occur with their laptop.
Online students needing assistance can call Technology Services Help Desk at 573.214.3333 (M-F 7:00 am - 5:00 pm) or call/come to Hickman during the school day when school is in session.
CPS students and staff have access to many electronic resources. This page has links to the system status of some of the resources offered.
Research, projects, papers, and more are made easier by help from district resources & LMC staff!
To access district databases, students should start in the CPS Portal.
This landing page lists a variety of resources with descriptions
Start your research with EBSCO Explora High School, Biography, Culturegrams, Opposing Viewpoints, or Science Reference Center
Access Learning Express Library for ACT, SAT, AP, and more testing tutorials and practice tests (you must set up the account on CPS wifi first)
Explore genealogy with Heritage Quest
Want help organizing your research?
CPS Portal -> Electronic Library -> NoodleTools
Create your account using your Google login
You can export citations from our databases directly to a saved project in NoodleTools
Organize your research by creating notecards with color-coding and labels
Export notecards into a Google Doc to build a paper
Discuss manga and watch anime! Manga Club meets roughly every other Monday after school from 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm. See Ms. Dunne in the library for more information and for a calendar of meetings.
QPLit Book Club
The book club meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month during both lunches. Bring your lunch to the library and join fellow Kewpies as we read and discuss that month's selection. See Ms. Dunne or Mrs. Ryan for more information.
Epsilon Beta (Keepers of the Library)
Epsilon Beta meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. The first meeting of the month is a business meeting, and the second is an activity meeting. Members participate in activities that demonstrate literacy, service, and advocacy from library. See Mrs. Ryan for more information.