Library Commons

There's always something to read...

FREE Audio and E-Books! 

More Modern, Current Reads, start here:

AHS Online CatalogWe have dozens of eBooks now and over a hundred on the way! Easy to read using the catalog app. AHS Catalog eBooks Help Video

  1. Login with your nohum id. Username is your initials and name only. 
  2. In Catalog, Change Material Type to E Books, Press Enter. 
  3. Open the title you want to read, then click OPEN in the upper right corner. 
  4. Click Online Mode so you do not have to download. 
  5. Go to the 3 dots in upper right corner, book options, and click Checkout Book if you want to save your place or keep reading!
Humboldt County Library has a great selection of audio and eBooks. If you already have a library card, then you have access to hundreds of books. Humboldt Co eBooks, Audiobooks, Etc. Help Video
1. To get started, download the free Libby App.
2. Click on the Sign In tab.  (You'll only see part of the collection if not signed in.)
3. Select NorthNet, then Humboldt County Library.
4. Enter your library card number.  You only have to do this the first time! If the app asks for a pin number as well, leave the 'pin' box blank.
5. Choose the Menu tab to begin browsing for books.

 New York Public Library has over 300,000 free ebooks right now. Download the SimplyE app and get reading. 

Audible Stories free audiobooks for small children and teens for the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Simon & Schuster Teen Reads Riveted This has some pretty great Young Adult Books for free. Constantly changing and updating so check up on them soon!

 JLG Digital Home Username: JLGHI Password: JLGFREE

Scrbd:  Millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more — available to anyone, free, for this month. 

Classic Reads, start here: Lets you read literary classics and great new fiction in short installments that you can pick up and put down anytime. 

Internet Archive An American digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of public-domain books.

Google Book Search: Many of the popular books require students to purchase them, but there are some free books on Google books (those that are already in the free public domain). Some students may prefer the Google Books reader interface. 

  (These all have basically the same books available, but different formats.)

Project Gutenberg  This is the oldest digital library run by volunteers. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books (ie. classics). An extensive library of books in digital format for free on the Internet. Many of the early eBooks are from the Project Gutenberg archives, An accredited California State Library run by the non-profit Internet Archive. It provides links and access to all books, but not the full text of all books. Stay with Project Gutenberg, really.  

E-Zines/Magazines/Creative Writings

The Muse: Arcata High School's digital literary and art magazine, a collection of original writing and art from AHS students. 

The Pepperbox Arcata High’s student run newspaper. 

 Rookie Magazine/Blog: published writing, photography, and other forms of artwork by and for teenagers (and their cohorts of any age!).

Teen Ink Magazine a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums.

Latinas Magazine Created to entertain and inspire women with award-winning content that covers Latin culture, style, beauty, food, music and celebrities, and to create products and services that always have, at their core, the real Latina woman.

 Sesi Magazine On a mission to fill that void in the mainstream media, in which Black girls are virtually invisible, Sesi (a quarterly, print magazine for Black teen girls) celebrates them.

National Geographic Global nonprofit organization committed to exploring and protecting our planet.

Wired Focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. 

Popular Science Awe-inspiring science reporting, technology news, and DIY projects. Skunks to space robots, primates to climates.