In addition to the books in the library, students have access to a variety of research and reading resources.
Every student in Saint Paul Public Schools currently has access to a variety of ebooks that can be read on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer with Internet access.
A collection of ebooks that every teacher and student in the district can access using their Active Directory accounts. For students and teachers , this is the same number used to log on to school computers. Students can create wish lists, place holds and take notes within a book. The collection is geared toward teen readers, but many elementary titles are included (elementary students are not allowed access to Young Adult and Adult titles). Titles can be downloaded for offline reading.
An e-resouce management system, it holds ebooks the school has purchased, along with easy access to databases and other online sites. Students can easily define words, hightlight text, and take notes - which stay in their "backpack" even when the ebook is returned. Titles can be downloaded for offline reading.
A collection of streaming ebooks for grades PreK-8. Picture books are read out load as the text is highlighted. Graphic novels and chapter books are included for middle school readers. Books can not be downloaded. The site requires a username and password, which you can get from your media staff person or contact us.
A collection of streaming ebooks for grades 6-12. This collection contains a variety of titles, from classics to graphic novels. The site requires a username and password, which you can get from a teacher or media staff person
This year, all students will be assigned an electronic, public library card. This will enable students to check out sppl.org ebooks on their school iPads, increasing access to titles that may not be stocked in our school library.
Parents may opt out of this program by completing the form on the district information site: