Library Services

LPS Databases and Ebooks

These online resources can be accessed by both students and staff in all LPS school buildings. When in your school building, access these resources from your school library website. To use these resources when you are at home, the Library Databases Help Page outlines detailed instructions for accessing LPS databases and ebooks from home. Many of these resources can be accessed directly from links in the LPS Portal.

K-12 Access

World Book Encyclopedias

Multiple World Book Encyclopedias, including versions in Spanish and French, and a variety of research tools. Read aloud and translation features.

Includes Early World of Learning (K-1), World Book Kids (2-4), World Book Student (Gr. 5-9), World Book Advanced (Gr. 9-12+),World Book Discover, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica, L’Encyclopédie Découverte, Living Green, Early Peoples, Inventions and Discoveries, Dramatic Learning.

Culture Grams

Cultural and geographical information on 160 countries, states and provinces. Includes flags, videos, photos, recipes, and famous people.

FactCite Biography for Beginners

More than 700 biographies. Based on the acclaimed Biography for Beginners print series. Students can read about historic figures from Colonial America, explorers, authors, notable African Americans and women, and popular sports and entertainment figures. Lexile measures index. Includes a read-along feature to help striving readers reach their potential. Access from the LPS Portal.

Gale Collection

Multimedia, periodical, newspaper and reference resources. Read-aloud and translation features.

Includes Gale Student Resources in Context, Kids InfoBits ( K-5 ), Discovering Collection, Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Literature Resource Center, Gale Science in Context, Academic OneFile, Educator’s Reference Complete. Access from the LPS Portal.

Note: Professional ebooks are not included in this collection. Scroll to the bottom of the page for Professional Resources.


Database of streaming video, audio. newsreels, sound effects, music tracks, and images. All LPS staff and student have individual accounts. Login in with LPS username and password.



A collection of popular ebook titles students can access from the online catalog and read on their Chromebooks or other devices.


A collection of thousands of popular ebooks students can read on their Chromebooks or other devices. Also, includes read-along ebooks.


Multimedia resources on well-known children’s and young adult authors and illustrators. Access from the LPS Portal.


NebraskAccess provides access to the following online databases:

NoveList, Primary Search, Points of View Reference Center, Biography Reference Bank, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, and more.

K-5 Resources

FactCite 1-2-3

Seven modules, all with audio read-along and perfect for primary grade researchers. Subjects include Animals, The Planets, Biography, Mythology, The Elements, Biomes, and Countries. Access from the LPS Portal.

Scholastic Go (Formally Amazing Animals)

Available only in elementary school buildings and from home access link. Animal resources for emerging readers, including audio, video, and educational games. Read aloud feature. Access from the LPS Portal.


Available only in elementary school buildings and from home access link. Resources for emerging readers, including audio, video, and educational games. Includes Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, and Dinosaurs modules.  Read aloud feature. Access from the LPS Portal.


PKPowerKnowledge Science is a resource specifically designed for intermediate learners in elementary and middle school. It combines three databases: Life Science, Earth & Space Science, and Physical Science. Each database includes hundreds of science-related articles, video clips, experiments, academic games, and resources for educators.


MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully integrated note-taking feature.

Professional Access

Digital Cultural Proficiency eBooks

Ten Corwin Press eBooks that provide strategies and analysis of culturally proficient practices in the classroom and schools. Downloadable chapters. School access only.

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eBooks from ASCD and ISTE that span a wide range of popular topics relevant to the ongoing professional development needs of today’s educators. Individual eBooks can also be accessed in the Professional Library Catalog by author, subject, or title. Includes discussion guides.

Sora Teacher’s Lounge
Sora Teacher’s Lounge includes professional ebooks on a variety of topics.

School Libraries


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Chris Haeffner, Director
  •, 402-436-1627
Joy Harvey, Coordinator
  •, 402-436-1842
Pam Cassel, Library Instructional Leader
  •, 402-436-1839
Emily Jacobs, Library Instructional Leader
  •, 402-436-1830
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