April KnowlesLibrarian
Jessica Avgolaus-ClarkLibrary Assistant

Phase 3 Library Services

IT Kiosk: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

M – F: 7:20 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. (After March 15th, 2021)

Students can place a book on hold in Destiny, then the librarians will email the student when the book is ready for pickup. Other library services are available 24-7 online via the website or the library Canvas page.

Please note: The following guidelines will resume once WJCC and JHS move into Phase 4. Currently, library services are being offered remotely. The library is not currently open to students before school, after school, or during lunches.

Visiting the Library: You are welcome in the library before school (we open at 7:00 am) and after school (2:20-3:30, Monday thru Thursday), no pass needed.  During the school day please request an epass from your teacher to visit the library.

Lunch: The Library is open during all lunches to students, although no food is allowed and the Library does not require you to have a pass.  However, if you go to the cafeteria and then want to come to the library, staff outside the cafeteria will ask you for an epass.  Any teacher in the building or the library staff can give you a lunch epass.  If you are coming directly from your class to the library, no pass is needed.

Books:  Students can check out up to four books at a time.  Books are checked out for two weeks. We can renew your books even if you do not have them with you.  If we do not have a book you want, we can usually get a copy from another school on loan.  We do not charge overdue fees.  If you owe a book to another school, bring it in and we can send it to them.  If you have lost a book, you can pay the replacement cost or bring a replacement copy in.

Equipment: We have microphones, graphing calculators, cameras, etc., available for checkout.  Consumable items, such as pencils, paper, paper clips, etc., are available free for students at our two supply stations.

Printing, Copying & Scanning: The Library printer is called JHS-MC-PRN on the network.  Printing is free but please be reasonable about the amount.  Copiers are available for teachers and TA’s  if you need a large number of copies.  There is a scanner for student use that can be used for documents, driver’s licenses, etc.

Network and VUE Passwords:  If you forget your password to login to the network or VUE, library staff can reset them for you.

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Welcome back to JHS!

While library visits may be virtual for the time being, we are still here for you — and, YES, you can still check out books! See the tutorial videos on how to place a hold in Destiny for information about how to choose and check out books. We also have ebooks and audiobooks available.

Additionally, feel free to contact us for any research needs, off site database passwords, assistance with finding any resources that can help you during this time, whether for school or just entertainment.

As always, if you need some good book recommendations, we would love to help.  Just complete the Ask a Librarian Form below and we will get back to you.

Hope to hear from you soon!

WJCC Students now have access to digital books using the Sora app!

Thanks to a partnership with the Williamsburg Regional Library, students can now access WRL’s catalog of digital books using their WJCC computer sign in. There are over 3,000 digital Young Adult books available, accessible via either computer or phone, using the Sora app.

Download the app and set up your account now to access these books: https://soraapp.com/library/wjccva.

Use these instructions to start reading or listening now! *Use your computer username and password to log in*

*Use Google Chrome*

These websites are a great place to get started.  Be creative!  Once you have designed something you would like to print – save the file to your network drive.

  • Thingiverse
    Find pre-made objects to print in Thingiverse! Make sure you read the notes and comments sections for extra printing tips. No username/passwords needed. Use Google Chrome!
  • Tinkercad
    Use 3D shapes to create objects that you can then print. You must make a free account before using the site. However, the teacher can make one account and the whole class can log into that account at the same time.
    Tinkercad Tutorial
    Gallery of pre-made, customizable objects- https://www.tinkercad.com/things/
  • Online converter
    Use this website to convert image files to .svg files. This lets you upload the .svg image to TinkerCad to make it a 3D design.
  • Ideas:
    – Make something in Word, use the “Snipping Tool” to take a picture of it, use Online Converter to turn it into a .svg file, and upload to Tinkercad to turn it into a 3D design.
    – Draw something on paper, take a picture of it, use Online Converter to turn it into a .svg file, and upload to Tinkercad to turn it into a 3D design.
  • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos: Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos offers World Book’s content in Spanish. It includes a Spanish visual dictionary, bilingual features, resources for people, places, science, mathematics, world religions, plants & animals, history & government, the arts, and sports & recreation.
  • Mango Languages: Login with wjcc plus the student id number.  Students can create accounts and track progress or randomly.  Over 44 languages are available.  Special resources include movies that allow students to engage with dialogue, grammar, etc., as well as specialized modules, including texting in Spanish and Romance in French.
  • Spanish Language Books via the Library:  There are over 800 Spanish language books available from other WJCC schools.  To find them, access the Online Catalog link use the search terms “Spanish language” and under location, choose Williamsburg-James City County Schools.  You may request any book in the district, just see your librarians.  Click here to see books in Spanish at the JHS Library.

Animoto: Free accounts make 60 second videos.  Librarians can make you an educational account with premium features.


  1. Go to http://www.storyboardthat.com/classroom
  2. Click on Office365 and log in
  3. Accept the terms and conditions
  4. School/Teacher Name: jamestownhs
  5. Access Key: jhseagles
  6. Recommended: Record your login information

Prezi: Create free public account.  Templates available or create your own. Add images, video, etc.  Share via link, download as pdf or prezi portable file.

Parents, did you know you can use our library resources too? Come check out a book, explore our online databases, or ask the librarians to recommend a great read for you or you family.  We often have high demand books available that are on a wait list at the public library.  Browse through our collections on college and career readiness, test prep and practice tests, and high demand books.  Search the catalog or browse other collections.

Families may also use our subscription databases including CultureGrams (perfect for students in AP Human Geography), World Book, and Explora.  When accessing these from home, a username and password are required. Simply call or email a library staff member for this information.  Additionally, all WJCC students have access to most of the over fifty databases from the Williamsburg Regional Library, even if they do not have a card.  When prompted for a barcode or library number students enter wjcc plus their entire student id number.   For example; wjcc12345678.


Note that online practice tests and guides are available using the Williamsburg Regional Library databases.


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