WELCOME to your Metropolitan Learning Center Library!
Click or tap MLC Library Catalog to navigate our Online Catalog or use to the Sora app to look for e-books...
If you want to access free e-books in the MLC Online Catalog, choose "eBook" as your material type. (see below)
There's a video* and a slideshow about using the Sora app!
* Note: We now have "single sign-on" through Google Chrome for Sora. If you are logged into your PPS Google account, you won't have to log in again.
Also, thanks to Ms. Cassie Lanzas, Wilson HS Librarian, for making this video and sharing it for all of PPS to use!
Didn't find what you were looking for in the MLC Online Catalog? Make a request for items you'd like to see in our library by clicking here -->>
Your MLC Library Staff
"Questions answered, smiles offered, books found!"
- Library Media Assistant: Tim Elmer - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Media Specialist: Susan Stronach - email@example.com
- (503) 916-5737
For even more, go to PPS Library Services. Explore!
NOTE: If you're accessing this with your phone, be sure to use the left-hand "hamburger menu" ≡ so you can access all of our site's features and menus!
MLC Library Mission Statement:
The mission of the MLC library is to match students with books and materials that provide "mirrors" to reflect their own experiences and "windows" into the lives of others, multiple perspectives of history to understand how the present came to be, and resources to invent the future of what could be! We are here to share the ethical, wise, and creative use of reliable and trustworthy information resources. We are here to inspire reading and listening, wondering and seeking, questioning and taking action.
Check it out!
(Updated June 21, 2021 - Check it out!)
Try Shelver, a reshelving Game
Try your hand at reshelving books in the proper order. Show off your stuff and become a Master of the Universe! To try the game, click here
Click here for magnetic poetry!
Web Site Evaluation
Click here to review some good criteria for evaluating a website!
Sample Site #1
Click here for sample site #1:www.aspartame.net
Sample Site #2
Click here for sample site #2: www.dhmo.org
Elections and Voting
Click here to log in to our Portaportal page. The guest access username is "mlclibrary".
Go to CODE.ORG
Library Basics - 4x5 Pre-Assessment
Click here to go to the 4x5 Pre-Assessment
Library Basics - 6th-grade Pre-Assessment
Click here to launch pre-test https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZsZjVNeEtaV0NKREYtTDdUdDM4Q1E6MQ
Banned and Challenged Books
Click here to read all about banned and challenged books - frequently challenged books, banned/challenged classics, and more. Resources, information, and FAQs about banned books from the American Library Association website.
Volunteer @ the Library
There are always jobs to be done in the library. Right now and unfortunately, because of COVID-19, we're not taking student volunteers at this time. When in-person classes resume we'll have more information about it.
Your Library Account...
Want to know what you have checked out?
You can check your MLC library account from anywhere you're connected using your PPS student Google account or your PPS student account. Find out what you have checked out, when it's due, and even renew books if you want to.
Look for "Log In" in the upper right-hand corner. Click or tap "Log In", then click the "Sign in with Google."
LINK to Destiny, the MLC Library Catalog
Research and Other Links
Remember: Log in to your PPS account so PPS research tools will open for you!
Video - Find & Hold book in Destiny Collection
Video - Navigating 5 Types of Ebooks
Sign-in hint + video - How to use World Book Online
Video - Websites Tab in PPS Library Catalog
Video - Find & Open OSLIS Gale
Video - Use, Highlight & Take Notes from OSLIS Gale
Videos + examples - Online Note-Taking Table
Videos - Make & Share Teamwork Folders
Multnomah County Library Catalog
MLC ORCA Blog (Temporarily Unavailable)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Multnomah County Library Databases
Answerland: Chat with a Librarian 24/7
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Multnomah County Library Homework Center
The Oregonian (current news only)
The New York Times
Want to know the order of any series? Click here to find out!
Evaluate web sites with RADCAB
Looking for something to read? We've got you covered! Click below for some fantastic recommendations:
ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Notable Books
Coretta Scott King Award 1970-Present (outstanding African American authors & illustrators, including John Steptoe New Talent Award)
Caldecott Winners 1938-Present (picture books, PDF or DOC)
Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present
Printz Winners and Honor Books (young adult fiction)
Belpre Medal and Honor Books (PDF) 1996 to 2021 (outstanding Latino/Latina author and illustrator)
Sibert Winners and Honor Books (nonfiction)
Stonewall Book Awards - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award
NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Orbis Pictus Award (nonfiction)
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers (from ALA)
INK: Interesting Nonfiction for Kids
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) recommendations
Science Books and Films: Award Winners
Best Graphic Novels for every age