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    Link to the PPS Library page -

    Librarian/Technology Teacher: Pete Madden

    Library Assistant: GeorgeAnne Ries

    Phone Number: 503-916-6200 ext. 73666

    Library Hours: Mon-Fri  8:30 am to 12:15 pm 

    Destiny: the PPS Library Catalog System

    PPS uses a library cataloging system called Destiny.  Destiny will allow you to look up your library account any time you have access to the internet by clicking here.

    Some nice features are DestinyQuest (which can create personalized reading lists, show you what's new in the Winterhaven Library, and much more) and WebPath Express (websites associated with the subject you're searching, all approved by librarians. Much better than Googling or Wikipedia!).  Under the home page Library Search, you can see when your books are due, and browse the library shelves to see what books you'd like to check out next. 

    Parents can also check out books by coming into the Winterhaven library and setting up an account (at the beginning of the school day is the best time to do this).



    TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books for students aged preschool to 2nd grade. PPS has subscribed to this ebook service, and you are welcome to use it by going to this link:

    Access from a non-PPS webpage is also available:, although access requires this sign-in:

    username: pps
    password: books
    There is also a link to Tumblebooks on the StacksOnline homepage.

    WorldBook Online

    Portland Public Schools now has an online subscription to the fabulous World Book Web, a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. It offers tons of materials for PPS students from PreK to 12th grade. Please click on the icon below to access the site. From a non-PPS computer, you can log on by using portpps as a user name, and worldbook as the password.

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Research Links

  • The Multnomah County Library has lots of online databases you can use to research a subject.  All you need is your library card number and pin number.  You will have to go into a branch library to establish your pin (and if you forget what it is, you'll have to physically go back into the library to reset it)  Here is the direct link to MCL's databases:

    Two favorites are:

    WorldBook Online, which is like having a brand-new set of World Books at your command

    Culturegrams Online, which gives you more in-depth information and up-to-date facts on the countries of the world, as well as all the United States, and Canadian Provinces.

    Check out the MCL databases - tons of information, all researched by librarians, and all for free!

     Multnomah County Library Homework Center


    Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS)

    This link gives you access to the Gale periodical databases, Learning Express Library, and Citation Maker.  All of these are packed with helpful information for both students and parents.